Thursday, February 11, 2010

Another Snowstorm Is Headed Our Way (With Cartoon Addendum)

Posted February 9, 2010 and stuck here for a few days. Please scroll down for more recent postings.

(Photo by The Merry Widow)

Yet another snowstorm is headed our way later today (February 2) and close on the heels of the last one, from which we have not fully recovered. Digging out from under last week's two-plus feet has been difficult, particularly as nighttime lows have dropped well into the teens.

The weather forecasters are saying we will get 10-20 inches on top of the mess we've already got!

If not for our Good Samaritan neighbor with the snow blower, The Merry Widow and I would still be out there digging out the cars.

The situation here at this old house before the arrival of this next blizzard:

We have sagging gutters with all those icicles that have formed during daytime melting. We do worry about ice dams and cascades of water getting under the eaves and making its way into our living quarters.

The roof of the carport sheltering my beloved Mustang convertible can't handle much more weight, I'm sure. Not to mention the stoop over the front porch.

Our side street is in better shape than the nearest main artery, thanks to our neighbor with the snow blower.

So far, we haven't lost power here at the AOW household. But I know of friends who have been without electricity since last Friday afternoon.

If any person even mentions global warming to me, I'm going to react in a most unladylike manner.

So much for the prophecy of "global-warming expert" RFK, Jr.

By the way, be sure to take a look at this photo essay by The Merry Widow. The photos were taken the morning of February 7. I'm in one of the pictures. Heh.


Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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posted by Always On Watch @ 2/11/2010 02:00:00 AM