In-your-face stuff from an opinionated
rural north Idaho housewife.
Let her rip and thanks for the good thoughts..Mike from Maine
thanks for the well wishes Patrice. It's snowing here in southern Maine at 8 am Friday. Nemo will be testing us Preppers for sure!!!Kathy W
Good heavens, Patrice! A TOTAL calamity! How can anyone survive a snow storm and all that cold? What would northern Idaho be like if such a storm where to strike - oh, it would just be winter. I fear that our country is in severe decline when the weather that when I was growing up was deemed as normal for the season elicits such news coverage, let alone the prospect of the projected human suffering. Perhaps FEMA should relocate those people to Belize, but then they have hurricanes there. When people give up (or are solicited to give up) responsibility for their own welfare then they are at the mercy of those in charge. Barry Goldwater said it well "Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have." The government will take care of you until you have nothing more that they want then YOYO (You are On Your Own).JW M
My folks lived in NY in the late 50's in a dinky 10' wide trailer that my mother said finally warmed up after the snow was piled up so high around it that there was no way the wind could touch it. The photos in the album show her to be not exaggerating. A wall of snow, that my dad cut his way out of repeatedly, formed a downy blanket for the cheaply made trailer and it's inhabitants, my parents, my brother that was preschool age, and my brother that was an infant. Mom kept the tub full of water in case everything froze up, and since they had few possessions to take up space, she was able to store more food. Dad told me he waded through snow and climbed on top of the old station wagon he had to pile snow up higher and higher. The message I got from their story was that winter weather in upstate New York was normal.sidetracksusie
School was cancelled last night. Almost lunch time now and zero build up. People need to take reasonable precautions all the time and not panic every time we have a storm. The media hype is unbearable at this point. Just north of Boston.
Patrice, this is totally off-topic but you were the only person I could think of who might appreciate this the same way I do. I like to read a blog called "apartment therapy" because it has ideas for organizing small spaces (like my house) and often has creative diy projects. But sometimes their idea of what a "high-style" home looks like are seriously wacky. Check out the windowless room upholstered floor-to-ceiling in orange corduroy. Seriously. The ceiling.http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/kris-fuchs-comfortably-glamorous-home-house-tour-183597
I have also heard the above quote attibuted to Thomas Jefferson, "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is also stong enough to take everything you have." Maybe Goldwater was quoting Jefferson. Either way, leaves us with food for thought. :)
Yup, that us! We are lucky enough to be in the "isolated pockets of 30+ inches" area of this mess. I am going outside every 45-60 minutes to sweep the snow off the porches and deck and around the odd edges of driveway. This will give me a quick workout every hour plus it will be a bit easier for me to shovel out and snowblow when all is finished. Of course, all bets are off in the middle of the night when we will be getting 3-4 inches per hour. I have to get out to go to work on Saturday afternoon so hopefully the roads are cleared by then. I am Emergency Personnel so I have no choice but to drive out when the roads are closed to everyone else. Thankfully I have a joyous and positive attitude about this. It makes all the difference! 8-) Stay safe everyone!God Bless,Janet in MA
Just another quick thought.... I grew up here in New England and we easily survived many such storms as this with little to no warning. We used simple Common Sense and we just had to wait until the storm ended to see how much snow we got. If the power went out we lit a few candles. We would prepare for school as usual and then get up in the morning to find everything shut down for a day or two. Yippee! This is simply WEATHER, not a catastrophe or other world shattering event. The word "Winter" used to be enough to cover all of this nonsense very well. Now we seem to need teams of folks to tell us how to drive and what to do days ahead of time. It's embarrassing to tell the truth.God Bless,Janet in MA
Here in Upstate NY (Rochester 60 minutes from Buffalo) it is cold and blustery and the roads are terrible. But like a commentor above, not a lot different than when I was a kid growing up here. We are warm and cozy and have plenty of food, water, candles and flashlights should we lose power. Not too worried about that though - everything is buried and we are on the old Kodak grid which has it's own back up generators! We never lose power. Done with driving for the day and just enjoying the pretty white snow!
Aside from the cost of living, my brother loved his time as an ROTC instructor at RIT. Being prepared minded, he brought his beloved XC skis with him and never missed a beat when the snow hit. sidetracksusieEnjoy!
I wonder how many of the people about to be affected by this mega snow storm learned from Hurricane Sandy to be prepared and be able to take care of yourself in a situation like this. I hope a lot since they are still recovering from that incident and it was only a mere 3 months ago. The memory should be fresh. We shall see if they learned their lesson the first time.
I was raised in western new York along lake Erie in the snow belt. We as kids used to always grumble because we never had any snow days when the lake effect snows would dump its load of snow on us. Well one morning the principal got on the public address system and said he was revising the snow day policy for our school. Told us kids that when the snow accumulation reached his window outside his office he would call a snow day. Cheers rang throughout the school and then came a deathly silence as we all started to figure out that his office was on the second floor... Snow storms are all about common sense and preparation. I also think the lame stream media hype these storms up like they are an apocalypse. None of these "blizzards" can even compare to the one we experienced in January of 77 that caught everyone in the Buffalo area off guard. So much snow it was carted off by trains to the southern side of the Mason Dixon line. Again folks if you don't have the common sense to prepare you get what you deserve.Had Enuff
This is weather manipulation. Look up the "HAARP status" and begin researching for yourself. Yes, man is trying to play God. Hard to believe until you look it up and understand that it is a planned storm. A great video on youtube about weather manipulation and chemtrails is "Why in the world are they spraying."
I am in Eastern NY in the Hudson Valley area Greene county. We have about 8-9 inches and still snowing 7:45am Saturday. This storm is just normal winter...or what it was like growing up during the 60-70's when it would start to snow in September and stop in April or May. It was not uncommon to have storms dump 2-3 feet at a time then the next week more snow. People have forgotten that this is just winter here in the north east and God is in control,and we need the snow for water run off come spring.Sara
Well went out when snow stopped we have around a foot, wind picking up and blowing the snow so there will be higher drifts and bare spots by the end of the day
Hey, I am across the river from you, we just got cleaned up, and we have about 10 inches.On a sad note, a young man died clearing his driveway-his tractor rolled off into the 15 foot embankment along his drive.
Update from Central CT....30" fell in my town. The state is essentially closed so road crews can clear the snow. Fortunately most people used good judgement and didn't venture out when the flurries really began to fly. It was quite beautiful last night (of course I just had to go out LOL). This reminds me of storms when I was younger...I grew up in northern Maine and the snow each winter would reach the middle of the upstairs windows. Nonetheless, a big storm for CT. I think the big concern now is getting it cleared and off of the roofs, because we're expecting heavy rain on Monday morning, which will really weigh the snow. Meh, only in New England! But I agree with the other posters, the news build-up was overkill. OK, time for the boots and shovel! Happy Saturday, everyone
Just got power back 2/11/2013 6PM