Monday, April 16, 2007

blizzard


(Mr and Mrs Potsblog's back yard)
The lights are flickering, and I am thinking I better make breakfast before we lose power. We are about a mile from the electric utility and have never lost power, but there is a ton of snow coming down, breaking branches and such. Not sure how today will go.

21 comments:

Maggie said...

We're being lambasted with this storm right now. Wet heavy snow and freezing rain and winds like crazy. Tree branches are breaking all over from the weight and wind. And the saddest part is that just yesterday we had such a beautiful day that the snow had started melting enough that we could see our grass in spots. Now it's gone again...boo hoo.

gr said...

Heh, Quebec, merde.....

Lucia said...

Thankfully, we're through it. The snow has melted and the sun is here. It's coming that direction...

gr said...

four-wheel drive......

all those sad little flowers!

Listen, Lucia, if you would like to send me a guest blog post for next weekend, think about it, OK? and send to me by Friday???

Gordo The Geek said...

All of our snow has been gone for a couple of weeks, but it's back with a slushy vengeance this morning. The roads are terrible: 2-3" of slush has been beaten into ice on the roads and city packed away the sand trucks when the snow melted.

It was actually dangerous walking to work from my parking space this morning. THere are 100 year old trees all around and they were shedding their slush load in clumps. Every half-block or so, I'd get pelted with slushballs. Ecch.

cm said...

We're supposed to get rain later, but I think the worst of it will pass us by. Thank goodness. Bad enough that it snowed at Easter.

greg said...

and this saturday is supposed to be 14C and sunny! huzzah!

Mona Buonanotte said...

Sorry 'bout that, we sent all the crazy weather your way. Go ahead and make some snow ice cream, tho...snow, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate syrup, and I forget what else...freeze and eat.

At least you have an excuse not to go anywhere...I'm still considering ditching work and crawling back into bed for no reason at all.

gr said...

Actually, I had 2 orders to ship and sloshed my way by foot over to the post office with 2 huge boxes, snow 2 feet deep, uphill both ways, 10 miles going over, 15 miles back.....
let's all take a vote: snowstorms should restrict themselves to Quebec. All in favor say 'OUI'

Maggie said...

Oh hold on a second Mr. Potter. Snow is like money. It needs to be spread around. We would NEVER consider hogging it all to ourselves here in Quebec. In fact, I'm thinking maybe you need just a little more out your way!

Lucia said...

Yup, I'll think about it and let you know. I'll need to look back over your blog. What qualifies as a guest post.

I'm having the awful urge to go ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha about the snow. Really, I'm still demented from having it here last week. Demented I say!

Did Maggie just say snow is like money?

gr said...

anything Lucia, anything at all as long as it is family friendly--Mona is working on it too, and you know it will take her all week to think of something that isn't salacious or naughty

I mean it, Mags: Quebec is up there, and you people deserve all the snow--it is a rule or something

Maggie said...

What does up there have to do with anything? I'm sticking my tongue out at you!

Lucia, yeah I did compare it to money. Now if I only had as much money as the piles of snow on my lawn...

gr said...

Listen, QUEBEC=SNOW

nuff said, it's even in the dictionary

Maggie said...

You're not reading a REAL dictionary. Quebec = cold winters and hot summers. Really HOT. Nice sunny HOT summers. I want my summer. Waaaaa.

Gordo The Geek said...

It was nice in QC a couple of summers ago when we motored by on the way to NB, Maggie! I LOVE the Eastern Townships, but I'd have to learn French and my brain isn't that absorbent any more ...

Mother of Invention said...

Wow! You really got hit there and have all winter! I'm sending my husband down there to ski, so if you see an iced up red ...white beard at your back door, that's him! All you have to do is give him coffee..black..in a huge pottery mug!! Okay..maybe a bagel and peanut butter!

We've just got rain and gale force winds...we've lost power twice today and the chiropractor and massage therapist had to "feel" their way in the dark!!! HA! No different, really!

John Bailey said...

I've been watching the TV (not a good thing) to see what's up with you guys -- the wires are silent today -- and now I know. Take care. Just take care. And think of sunshine.

gr said...

Well you know, snow happens. You know the real tragedy today???? Mother of Invention lives way north of Toronto and all she got was rain???????????????????
I know, the eastern townships and most of QC are quite wonderful, but it is hard to admit that when you hate the Montreal Canadiens hockey team so much.
In sum, Ontario and Quebec should have all the snow, and we get to enjoy sun and the rest.
John, sorry, it isn't unusual to have so much snow so late into spring for any of us here....but we don't neccessarily like it.

denis said...

hey, gary, you rotten %#*&@#% potter. you are trying to start trouble! but i guess that is what is to be expected from a boston bruins fan.

gr said...

I should have mentioned also that northern Vermont should also get all the snow dumps. Onto Denis' head.