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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

snow days

I have been blessed with the oppurtunity to experience some record setting snowfall. In one night we recieved 21 inches or more!

I have had some fun with it as I sort of let my neighbors know I "like" shoveling......I should say now I "liked" shoveling. After 3 days of trying and on the final day, 3 total hours of shoveling, salting, melting ice surrounding my vehicle, I was able to free it from the clutches of my driveway. Ouch to the back and my arms. I am getting tons of exercise though.
The snowfall stopped for a few days, and then yesterday the heavy snow began again. They are predicting 10-18 inches more in many parts of pittsburgh. They still haven't cleared up the snow from friday-Sunday. Loads are without power (sucks, cause no power means no furnace to heat the house!) pipes are freezing and cable/internet is going out. I only lost cable and internet for friday-sunday when it came on shortly before the superbowl.
I still had 4 vehicles that I helped push down the street as they got stuck in front of my house. The city has sold out on snow shovels and many grocery stores are without milk, and meat products as well as major shopping supplies. I went to the store on tuesday after the 3 hour shoveling ordeal and they were packed with survival mode peeps. I had gone shopping on friday and HAD to go to get diapers for my little one. My neighbors and I shared what we had left till we could make it to the store. Never again!
this is my street "after" they plowed it......The firetruck couldn't make it to the house fire down the street because of the snow caused by a fireplace fire that was made in a non-fireplace ready fire place. they had no power! State of Emergency placed on our county.
punxsutawney phil says we get 6 more weeks to deal with. Damn ginney pig! (just kidding, I know its a gopher).............(groundhog)

I have some sewing projects to finish, but need supplies to complete the tasks....not possible with the roads as they are. so I can't complete them. Start a bunch....not finished. wish me luck!


distractinglybombastic said...

Hey lady, I'm back :)

Just had to comment that we are getting tons of snow as well. Thank God we have a snowblower. I'd let you borrow it if I lived close by :)

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Wow! Now that's a lot of snow! You are so kind to be so helpful. Shoveling is good exercise, but easy to over-do-it!

Martha said...

That is a whole lotta snow for an Island Girl.

Evelyn said...

Wow! That's a whole lotta snow! We're barely getting any snow in Denver but it has been consistently cold for months now, which is unusual, and bone dry, which is not so unusual. We're high plains desert, you know ! Just think of how good your arms are going to look this summer!
Good one !

Hammbone529 said...

Great Blog!!
I have family in Virginia and they've been getting hit with tons of snow as well. There on lock down because they have so much of it.
Sounds crazy where you are to. Are you right in pittsburg? Town of iJustine haha =D
(well known blogger).
Anyways, happy blogging. Good luck with all the snow.

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Lisa said...

Great Winter photos!