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Re: New England Jan 2015

Post  CapeCoddess on 1/27/2015, 7:33 pm

Oh shoot Molly, well now you're gonna make me have to go out there in the dark.  It's about 3 ft off the ground.  Where the hecks my flashlight...I'll go during the next Jeopardy commercial, promise.

<<< Meanwhile, some are enjoying this snow a little too much ...

That's really pretty, LM, wish I could see it.

OK, I went out, dug the drift that was half way up the wall and found...nothing. But I now know what frozen fog feels like.  So I trudged my rime rice plastered wet sorry self back inside, headed down to to the basement, and found that the vent vents into the chimney and is happily clacking away in there...d'oh Embarassed

Wasn't worried about getting blown away, Molly.  In FL, didn't you use to go out in the hurricanes on your roller skates with an umbrella  and scoot on down the road while the parents hurricane partied?  What a Face

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Post  NHGardener on 1/27/2015, 8:24 pm

CC! Did you make that snowman? BEAUTIFUL!

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Post  CapeCoddess on 1/27/2015, 8:35 pm

@NHGardener wrote:CC! Did you make that snowman? BEAUTIFUL!
Heavens no!  Never had any urge to play in snow.  I snatched that photo off a Facebook post.

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Post  sanderson on 1/27/2015, 10:58 pm

Rime ice, homemade donuts, slugging through the snow, ninja outfits, winter wonderland photos. Thank you all for posting real events.

As far as NY being super prepared, better that than caught off guard.

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Post  camprn on 1/28/2015, 12:07 am

Agreed, the lesson was harshley learned with the storm Sandy.

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Post  has55 on 1/28/2015, 4:42 am

@CapeCoddess wrote:
@NHGardener wrote:CC! Did you make that snowman? BEAUTIFUL!
Heavens no!  Never had any urge to play in snow.  I snatched that photo off a Facebook post.


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Post  quiltbea on 1/28/2015, 11:32 am

The storm has passed.  No power outages here and only a few singular ones thru the whole state.  That was a blessing.  People stayed home so no bad accidents on the roads and the plows could do their job.
We got a total of 23" in the end.

This is my garden with 12" of snow.  See the cement birdbath.




See that bump in the middle?  That's my cement birdbath.  Its 2 ft tall.  Above I posted one of the same space at 12" of snow.

Here's a closeup of the birdbath.  I've never seen it like this before.

But today the skies are bright and its finally passed.  More coming Sat but they say only a few inches and another on Mon.  I guess we're finally going to get the snow we can always expect for Feb each year.  Brrrrrr.......and buried.

In the meantime, I keep spritzing my arugula and lettuce pot but nothing germinating yet.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 1/28/2015, 11:48 am

QB, your birdbath looks like a snow shark swimming around under there. Laughing 

I'm seeing a lot from my window that I've never seen before in almost 40 yrs in this house!  Crazy snow drifts on my street.   I can't get out to get to work yet so working from home. I called the DPW and they are sending in a pay loader by tonite or latest tomorrow morning.  All their trucks are straight out.
My driveway plow guy will come in once the road is cleared.

Starting to get a little antsy so maybe I should go shovel something...

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Post  NHGardener on 1/28/2015, 11:57 am

I walked down to the chicken coop this morning and couldn't believe how difficult it was to trudge thru - even tho it was "only" 18", it came to  my knee, and was hard going. I also had to clear the beehive entrances. They're saying another 4-5" here on Friday, and then again on Monday, I don't know how much that one is. Well, it will all be over soon. Days are getting longer!

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Post  kauairosina on 1/28/2015, 12:15 pm

I live in Hawaii.  My few experiences living with snow convinced me I have no use for it.  I would be on the receiving end of snow balls with my horrible aim.

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Post  quiltbea on 1/28/2015, 12:20 pm

CapeC....You're right about 'Jaws' being alive and well in the winter.  I knew that had a familiar look to it, but you hit it right on the head.  A snow shark!

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Post  NHGardener on 1/28/2015, 12:48 pm

Snow shark. Hmm. Is that the same thing as plow guys? LOL.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 1/28/2015, 12:52 pm

@NHGardener wrote:Snow shark. Hmm. Is that the same thing as plow guys? LOL.


rofl 
Good one!!!  Then I wish we had a few snow sharks swimming around here!  Instead of those crazy great whites off the shore....one who's name is Katharine the Great!

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Post  sanderson on 1/28/2015, 1:25 pm

@kauairosina wrote:I would be on the receiving end of snow balls with my horrible aim.
funny post You sound like me!

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Post  kauairosina on 1/28/2015, 1:27 pm

to all you stalwarts in the Northeast.  Such good humor.  It means so much more to us out of the area to read your first hand reports.  The media doesn't do the personal very well.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 1/28/2015, 2:09 pm

@kauairosina wrote:to all you stalwarts in the Northeast.  Such good humor. 
I guess we're just used to the weather.  Well, I'm not. I'm a cold weather woose. Except for this blizzard and all of last winter, the Cape isn't normally on the receiving end like this.  It's very traumatic...
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Post  mollyhespra on 1/28/2015, 3:05 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:
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Wasn't worried about getting blown away, Molly.  In FL, didn't you use to go out in the hurricanes on your roller skates with an umbrella  and scoot on down the road while the parents hurricane partied?  What a Face

LOL!  Can't say I had that pleasure. But I do remember hurricane parties as a very small child.  Everyone would come to my grandparent's house which was considered the sturdiest, having been built in the late 1800s, clad in stucco, and stood high on a ridge that was proudly 2-3' above sea level.  Everyone felt very safe.

Well, I'm glad you went out and checked that furnace vent.  At the worse, you got to experience rime ice, at the best, you know where your furnace vents to.   Laughing

And on to the weather report for the White Mountains: it's a beautiful day!  We totally got spared the brunt of this storm, and it's sooooo preeeety!!!



There was already snow on the ground, so the picture makes it look like we got more than we did.

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Post  NHGardener on 1/28/2015, 4:58 pm

You can't even see indentations or lumps for my beds.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 1/28/2015, 6:54 pm

@NHGardener wrote:You can't even see indentations or lumps for my beds.
Mine either...that's a first.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 1/28/2015, 7:03 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:
I guess we're just used to the weather.  Well, I'm not. I'm a cold weather woose. Except for this blizzard and all of last winter, the Cape isn't normally on the receiving end like this.  It's very traumatic...
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Covered with melted cheddar cheese & bacon bits?  Maybe with some sour cream on top...?

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Post  camprn on 1/28/2015, 8:56 pm

The wind blew so much snow around yesterday, I had to move snow 3x. I hope you all in the coastal areas are getting dug out today.

More snow tomorrow night, and then again Monday. Then we should be moving ahead toward spring.
I am so happy the sun is keeping it light out until 5 pm now. What a Face

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Post  has55 on 1/28/2015, 11:13 pm

@NHGardener wrote:Snow shark. Hmm. Is that the same thing as plow guys? LOL.
rofl

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Post  CapeCoddess on 1/29/2015, 7:53 am

Blizzard update from Cape Cod:
We're getting ocean affect snow off and on. Off at the moment...drift not cleared yet, nor the road beyond it. Cars from the other direction have been careening into this drift all yesterday afternoon and evening. Fortunately not 2 at the same time....yet. One last night took over 2 hours to get out, in the pitch black dark.



I called the DPW just now as this is a school bus route & I wanted them to put up a detour sign or some such, and they said they'll be here within the hour. Yeah, right...*sigh*

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@CapeCoddess wrote:Blizzard update from Cape Cod:
We're getting ocean affect snow off and on. Off at the moment...drift not cleared yet, nor the road beyond it. Cars from the other direction have been careening into this drift all yesterday afternoon and evening. Fortunately not 2 at the same time....yet. One last night took over 2 hours to get out, in the pitch black dark.



I called the DPW just now as this is a school bus route & I wanted them to put up a detour sign or some such, and they said they'll be here within the hour. Yeah, right...*sigh*
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Post  camprn on 1/29/2015, 12:28 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Blizzard update from Cape Cod:
We're getting ocean affect snow off and on. Off at the moment...drift not cleared yet, nor the road beyond it. Cars from the other direction have been careening into this drift all yesterday afternoon and evening. Fortunately not 2 at the same time....yet. One last night took over 2 hours to get out, in the pitch black dark.



I called the DPW just now as this is a school bus route & I wanted them to put up a detour sign or some such, and they said they'll be here within the hour. Yeah, right...*sigh*
GO out there and hit it with some spray paint.

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