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Snow Day, Part III

February 9, 2014

We are on day four of the extreme weather and the end is in sight. Even though the forecast called for a chance of continued ice pellets (lord, help me!), the temperature shot above freezing and started thawing the ice laid down by yesterday’s storm. While the snow is still deep and the roads still unpaved (I live in what many in the U.S. would consider the middle of nowhere, after all), a few small patches of pavement slowly started to make an appearance today.

I might actually be able to fire up the car, slog through slush and make it to the bank tomorrow. I’m not sure what I’ll do with myself.

In the meantime, I have been cleaning house and literally watching ice melt.

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To give you an idea of just how bad the snow was, I have a covered porch. Completely covered. Yet, the snow swept up and accumulated here. At the height of the storm, the chairs and table were covered with snow, as well. The only reason there isn’t any snow on the far side is because I shoveled it off yesterday.

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The birds apparently hopped through my porch, looking for food.

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Ice from Saturday’s storm.

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The rain chain hanging from my front porch was encased in ice this morning. By this afternoon, it had all disappeared.

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The ice clearly fascinated me.

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This evening,I looked outside and saw that all of my garden lights illuminated. Apparently, we had enough sun today to charge them. It was a little eerie seeing all of the lights reflected off the white snow.

After this little bout with the snow, I would say that any thought I had of moving to a mountain community is essentially dashed. I’m not sure why anyone would voluntarily live in a place that gets this kind of weather on a regular basis.

I can’t wait for the thaw.

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  1. Kim Aue permalink

    Amen, sister! I’m about ready for crazy already! I hope it clears tomorrow…..

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