Saturday, February 15, 2014

At Least Most Days It Got Above Zero!!

At the top of the list is my little hamlet. (We ain't even big enough to be a town, we used to have a store and a post office with its own zip code, but no more.) This explains why we have over 3 feet of snow on the ground. According to the official weather station we had 50 inches on the ground on Groundhog Day. It's settled some since then.

When I was out on Cape Cod the first time back in '69 I laughed when the Boston TV station talked how it had been below freezing for 30 days. I thought to myself, talk to me when it's been below zero for 30 days!!

One of the things that is a bitch about cold weather is when you wear glasses and after only a few minutes out in the cold, when you come into a warm place the glasses fog up and you are blind. (It's really bad with lenses that darken in the sun even when there isn't much sun.) This winter I've been taking off the glasses I've been wearing outside and put on another pair in the house. In past years I haven't had a back-up pair of glasses with a good prescription.

Here's some photos of the snow at my place.

This is the snow that's piled up from plowing. Behind that pile of snow is the carport I have my boats parked in. The pile extends out about 25/30 feet at that height.

I haven't bothered to remove the snow from the top of the truck or out of the box. I figure the weight of all that snow gives me extra added traction. We pay the county road commission to plow the driveway and some years it is really worth the fee we pay. I use the plowtruck to plow areas the county doesn't, like where we park our vehicles. I also use it to plow out by the mailboxes. Our mailbox is a ½ mile from the house and my slacker cousin that lives where the mailboxes are doesn't get moving most days until after noon. Also he doesn't plow unless he has to because his plowtruck has multiple problems and is barely functional.


  1. You can quit sending us your cold any time now.
    the Ol'Buzzard

  2. I can remember driving in downtown Marquette to visit "THe Office" bar across the street from Scarlet O'Hara's - and it was like driving in the hallway of a building because the snow was piled so high. That year ('76)
    the big lake froze all over - I think it is that way now.

    There is hope that some of what we have coming next week will get up there to the tundra of the U.P. - the forecast is for sixty degrees. Shit, I may get the Rav-4 and the KIA washed!

    You need to try my easy trout recipe...


  3. part of me is saying 'wow, that's cool' and the other part is holyfuckme that's a lot of fucking snow.

  4. It's been a while since I've lived somewhere like that, I mostly just bitch about the fucking rain.

  5. On December 19, 1996, the town received the single largest snowfall in Michigan history, with 30 inches (76 cm) falling in the single day.

    According to Wiki...

  6. Update: today the low was -11° with a high of 28°. Still haven't gotten above freezing, but the forecast is for that to happen by the middle of next week.

  7. BBC, I wasn't here for that one. The end of '96 I was out in Virginia.

    Ol' Buzzard, before I can stop sending the cold your way, I need to get warmer weather here.


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