Happy New Year!

Well, I tried to count my blessings. “Sure, I’ve got to shovel all day on my holiday,” I thought, “but I don’t have to be driving anywhere, and at least I can shovel through the day and keep the snow from piling up.”

Good plan, except it kept snowing all night so there was six more inches when I woke up this morning. My car SUCKS on snow so it was…adventurous…on the drive to work this morning. And the snow continues to pile up. I hope I can even park when I get home tonight.

Then next week we get some SEVERE cold; one night the actual temp is supposed to be minus 18 degrees, so I’ll be freaking out about my 30 year old furnace breaking down and / or my pipes freezing. Good times.

Hopefully I muddle through the next week, and it turns out we were just getting all the bad stuff out of the way before B-Fest. Let’s hope.

I hope and trust everyone else is having a better time of it.

  • Flangepart

    Today: In the teens and snow.
    So, watch some teens in the snow. Getting eaten by monsters…

  • hypocratus

    If it makes you feel any better, that is going to be the high temperature here next week on Monday.

  • Ken_Begg

    It does not, but you certainly have my condolences.

    Have to remember to put some Heat in my gas tank this weekend.

  • My brother came into town last month for an extended stay and he made fun of us here in Iowa for complaining about the cold. He walked around in just a hoodie, shaking his head.

    The man lives in Arizona. Prescott, Arizona, mind, where the snow lasts a day or so, but still Arizona.

    I firmly believe someone in the Weather Dept. (Mother Nature’s least favorite nephew, maybe) overheard this and has spent the last week or so trying to punish him for his hubris. Which is fine, he deserves it. I just don’t understand why the rest of us have to pay for him being a dork.

  • Rock Baker

    Comparatively warm here, tonight’s temperature forecast at just under 9. Five blocks of firewood left, less than 10% in the gas tank, and only January. I’m having less than fond memories of the year I yanked the joists out of my stairwell and burned those because they were the only wood I could find. You’d think that wouldn’t be a problem living in the woods like I do, but when you don’t have a chainsaw….

  • GalaxyJane

    Y’all are making me feel not quite so bad about being stuck at Fort AP Hill all weekend with a balmy low of 18. Not much better, I’m still pretty displeased, but very slightly better.

  • The Rev.

    I’m not going to mention the temps here in Texas and just wish everyone a Happy New Year.