We Are Getting Slammed

December 19, 2008

winter

Snow! After nothing for months, it hits with full force this week. We’d already been pummeled by a snowstorm last Sunday (and the Sunday before that). That gave us about 5 inches, but it most of it melted away by Tuesday. Today, starting about noon, this whopper hit. And this is just the beginning of it!

Snow Slam

This is definitely North Face weather! The able-bodied members of the family are out shoveling. The snow is very fine, like ice crystals. The wind is blowing and therefore the ice crystals jab into the skin with its tiny frigid razors. Not very pleasant. So, wow. I have chili con carne simmering in the crockpot. We’ll make a day of it, shoveling and sipping hot coffee and cocoa, and shoveling and sipping, and probably more shoveling and sipping. lol

Forecast for today, 6-10 inches, coming within 6-8 hours’ time. There are whiteout conditions in several counties (ours included). We’re used to this kind of weather, so most people either drive very slowly and carefully, or avoid driving altogether. I think back to my younger years, when not even a storm like this could have kept me off the roads. Now, I look back and wonder how I could have been so crazy!

Another storm is expected to strike Sunday, too, but that (according to the weathermen) will be a quick-moving storm. Local businesses and all the school have closed. (the Post Office is still delivering mail, though!) So I guess we will definintely have a white Christmas. I like the snow, I like the coziness. I don’t mind being out in it, either, although I can’t shovel anymore. It’s a nice feeling to be out in the elements, and then come in to a warm, cozy home with the smell of coffee and pumpkin-spice candles. Eat your heart out, you in Bermuda! ;)

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8 Responses to “We Are Getting Slammed”

  1. Tricia Says:

    We’re having exactly the same kind of weather. The wind is blowing so hard that it’s creating snow drifts where I’ve just shoveled. Yes it will be an all day long job! LOL

    Hurt my back the other day so shoveling isn’t doing me any good, but it has to be done. DH will be home in a couple of hours and he can take the evening shift.

  2. Scott Says:

    I cleaned off my car then shoveled my driveway turned around the car looked like it wasn’t even clean. I am getting 6-10 too.

  3. Scott Says:

    EDIT:
    I cleaned off my car then shoveled my driveway turned around the car looked like it wasn’t even clean. I am getting 6-10 too.

  4. tahtimbo Says:

    We were supposed to get a big storm with 3-4 inches of snow, but it died out before it got to use, so we got nothing. They “say” another storm is heading our way for Sunday. We will see if they are telling the truth or not. Looks like you had fun with the shoveling and the cocoa…let’s not forget the chili (can I have the recipe??). Stay warm:)

  5. kipstreg Says:

    Well, as we say, it looks like hard yakka(work).And although I am a wuss when it comes to the cold,it does look very nice.Get stuck into that chilli and cocoa! Wish you well xxx

  6. chilly Says:

    WOW! I’d love so much to be there to see the snow. My friend in Albany, NY just told me today they had snow.
    Thank you much for posting the photo!! :-)

  7. Anne Says:

    Wow, that is a lot of snow! We haven’t got so much this year, but the temperatures are quite low for us anyway… I wish I could go to New York right now! It seems like so much fun… I haven’t made a snowman since I was little – it’s time to go on some winter holidays!

  8. thecaptain Says:

    I wish I got that much snow in England, the only weather we have is rain, cold rain, and warmish rain all in varying degrees of strength. You guys are probably sick of all that wonderful snow, you should sell it to Britain lol.