Monday, January 19, 2009

Another reason to hate winter...

My mom text'd me this afternoon. My dad, who is a volunteer firefighter, was at a fire call and slipped on the ice. He hurt his shoulder, and they are not certain if it is broken, or if he's injured his rotator cup. He has to have an MRI when the swelling goes down.

Thank God some of this stupid snow and ice is finally supposed to melt this week.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I hate winter.

Friday, we were supposed to get maybe 2 inches of snow.

We got over 6.

This morning, I woke up to see that my carefully cleaned off car had another 2 inches on the windshield.

Oh. Joy.

Tomorrow afternoon, the snow is supposed to start again, with blizzard conditions expected. Supposed to get maybe 3 to 4 inches of snow.

We'll see about that.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Indication of how well this winter is going...

Does DM Have Enough Road Salt?

Basically says they have enough for two more weather events. It's only Jan.5. This month and the next are usually the worst. Should be fun.

The sidewalks are a sheet of ice, as are parking lots. Driving home yesterday was like driving through a landscape of mirrors. The sun reflected so brightly off of the ice covered snow that I had a headache by the time I got home. Of course, I was home a good 16 hours after I had intended to be home, due to the ice rain (my favorite form of winter precip). We saw two cars upside down in ditches. Only two because they warned people to stay off the roads, and it appears that many actually listened.