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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

We're bracing for a 2nd snowstorm. They're predicting 10 or more inches on top of the 20 or so we got over the weekend. My DH and I are rescheduling the medical appts we had for tomorrow because the storm is to start this afternoon and run thru tomorrow eve.

Stay warm, everyone!

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IUHRYTR 2/9/2010 2:51PM

    Stay warm. Be safe driving. -- Lou

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DAYHIKER 2/9/2010 2:48PM

    We got only 4 so far but there is more due after 9pm. We've had a lot of snow this winter...more than in several winters... but about what it used to be before the last active solar cycle. We'll probably have a few snowy winters and then the sun will go through an active cycle and it will get warmer. I think the solar cycles run around 11 years in duration if I recall correctly.

Anyway, I enjoyed getting out to shovel. We had a nice interlude and the sun even came out for a brief moment or two. I earned over 500 calories in my venture and, while I'm a little tired, I feel great! It's relatively warm at 32 degrees and wonderful working weather!

Hope you don't get too much! It is starting to stack up here and we've had much less than you!!


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BREEZY85 2/9/2010 1:23PM

    I hear ya not looking forward to 12+ inches on top of the old stuff from Saturday

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ANGELALEGNA 2/9/2010 12:49PM

    I heard about the "More Snow" coming your way. I hope you all get a break! Stay safe and stay warm! Keep blogging so we all know you're alright.

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AZURE14 2/9/2010 12:15PM

    I'm sorry! Where I am it has been beautiful and feels like spring is on the way.

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MCPHEEZ 2/9/2010 12:12PM

    Ahh yes! I suppose we live around the same area ... I'm in SW PA and not looking forward to this second storm. We're not dug out from the first!

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Sun (Son) shiny Monday

Monday, February 08, 2010

I praise the Lord for his great goodness to us. We got about 20-22 inches of snow by the time it stopped Saturday, and the Govenor declared a state of emergency, getting the Nat'l Guard out to help. That was lifted by nightfall.

We didn't lose electricity (another Praise the Lord!) and my hubby got us dug out. No I didn't help - he wouldn't 'let me' - LOL He figures snow removal is a man's job. Never mind that when the snow thrower wouldn't start in December that I helped (a LOT) to shovel the many inches we got in one storm. emoticon But I'm not really complaining; I 'm basically a lazy person anyway.

Our dog loved playing in the snow, after she got used to the fact that when she leaped on top of the snow, she sank down.

I praise and thank the Lord for His bountiful blessing of protection for my youngest, who lives in York, PA (about 12 miles so. of us). The farther south of us you go, the more snow they got. HJ went out to shovel her front porch and walk, and the wind blew her door shut. She tried calling her m-i-l who lives much closer to her than we do - no answer. HJ called us to ask if we had a house key (we do), and could we bring it to her; but we couldn't even get out of our driveway at that point.

Around 12:30 HJ came walking up our driveway - she had walked about 3 miles to the Interstate hiway and hitch-hiked! I told her how thankful I was that she was ok, fussed at her for hitch-hiking!!! then reiterated my thanks that she was ok. We kept HJ at our house overnight, (Her DH is an EMT who was at work in southern York County), and took her home yesterday morning.

Church services were sparsely attended, but it was a really good service anyway.

Another daughter (in MS) called Saturday that report that Ethan (3 yr) had the flu. When they showed up for their dr appt to get a flu shot months ago, the dr no longer had shot vaccine, and E is too young for the mist version. Jeannie took E to the health dept, but they refused to give a shot because my dau has insurance! What nonsense is all that?! E has asthma, no less, so having the flu is a really bad thing. I talked w/J yesterday and E is holding his own, sort of. Poor baby.

I know this is long, but there was much I wanted to say. If you made it this far, thanks. : )

God's blessings on you all.
Nancy emoticon

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DAYHIKER 2/8/2010 2:49PM

    Sometimes you are torn between beating your children and hugging them when they do things like that! Bless her heart, I guess she couldn't think of anything else. Praising the Lord with you for her's and everyone's safety. That's so typical bureaucracy for them not to give the baby the flu shot. Sure hope we don't get stuck with government "health care."

We got only 4 heavy, wet inches and I am so hoping that the coming 5-9 inches will be the light fluffy stuff. My dh is happy for me to help him and I like doing it because, unlike housework, you can actually see that you have accomplished something that lasts more than 20 minutes! Our dogs love the snow, too! The cats, not so much. emoticon

Oh, my friend sent me a picture of people sledding down the "Rocky steps" at the art museum in Philly! http://twitpic.com/u856f

emoticon Cindy

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ANGELALEGNA 2/8/2010 1:22PM

    Wow... you have a lot to deal with but many blessings as you say.
It's silly that the HD couldn't give him a shot. Now look. Just silly.
Thanks for writing, I like reading your blogs. It's real life.

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Snowy Saturday

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Hi everyone,
Yes, we got tons of snow, and it's still coming down. I really don't know the number of inches, because the wind has blown it into HUGE drifts. I'm so glad I don't have to go anywhere.

I live in So. Central Pennsylvania - between Harrisburg and York; about 100 miles north of Washington, DC. The farther south from here you go, the more snow.

My one son-in-law is an EMT. He went to work yesterday morning (down near the Maryland state line) and doesn't expect to make it home again until at least tomorrow. I wonder if he's even able to get out and help anyone?! My DH said this morning that the Nat'l Guard has been called out to help the State Police get around. It's truly a winter wonderland.

I'll go out later and help (a little) to clear the snow in the driveway and from around the heat pump compressor. I don't want that to get iced up!

My DH let the dog out (she's a 41 lbs pit bull) to go potty this morning. He said she had a blast. They'll go out again later. Darby (dog) loves to eat the snow, and chase around in it, nose buried.

Y'all take care. Stay warm and dry.

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THINAGIN2 2/7/2010 8:31AM

    I am so glad to hear that all is going well for you, except for the snow. I am so glad that we are not getting that, too.

I love watching our three dogs in the snow! They all react differently. The little one gets his business done and heads for the dog house where he watches the back door for the first sign of rescue. The German Shepard rolls and rolls in it and the Boxer uses his nose as a dozier and pushes it around.

I hope that you and your family remain safe through this. Hugs, Lee

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ANGELALEGNA 2/6/2010 9:33AM

    Wow, thanks for the update, it sounds aweful.

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IUHRYTR 2/6/2010 9:21AM

    I remember when I was an airline employee and had gone to Chicago's O'Hare airport to get a paycheck. Snow came and two days later I made it home. You ever know what will happen.


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DAYHIKER 2/6/2010 9:20AM

    We have 3-4 inches of fresh snow and it's the heavy wet stuff. I guess I'm going to be getting my cardio by shoveling today. We have a small tractor/blade but learned that digging out two tracks down our long driveway hill afforded better traction where the tractor just packed it into a nice ice run. (sigh) Mind you I'm 60 and he's 69! One way to burn calories, no? emoticon

Thanks for the SparkGoodie, Nancy!

Keep warm! emoticon

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DARRYLP67 2/6/2010 9:16AM

    Yea I'm here in Philly stuck at work I thought I'll be going home today called my wife she said see you Sunday I'm like see you Saturday she was right all public transportation has been shut down I'm stuck.

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IUHRYTR 2/6/2010 9:10AM

    When people often get weather warnings a week ahead of time, why do they wait to shop the day of or the day before a storm? Thanks for taking care of your kitty babies. -- Lou

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Friday, February 05, 2010

The anticipated storm started 'on time' - flurries about 2:30 p.m. today. Before I head to bed, I looked outside and there appears to be about 4" on the sidewalk, with the flakes getting bigger and more intense. We're supposed to expect 1 - 2 inches per hour over night - yes, you read that right, 1 - 2 INCHES per HOUR. We've been told to expect up to about 16 inches total before this stops tomorrow afternoon/evening. The winds have picked up, and will remain high until Sunday or so, so this will be an interesting weekend, to say the least.

Lest you think I'm complaining: I'm not. We're all hunkered down and prepared to be snowed-in. emoticon

One of my daughters called to ask if I have everything I need for french toast (a reference to something we heard recently about people who are snowed in eating a lot of french toast). I laughed and told her I have everything I expect to need. We laughed about people who hear about possible storms coming and then rush out to buy lots of milk, bread, eggs, beer (lots and lots of beer), and snacks of all sorts. Makes me want to ask, "so you don't keep a small supply of....in your house?"

When I lived in Memphis, TN years ago, I made a point of avoiding grocery stores when snow flurries were predicted. People down there go NUTS at the mere mention of snow flakes. I was raised up north, and learned how to drive a stick shift car on packed snow and ice.

The only time I made a special stop at the grocery store when a storm was starting was several years ago; and all I bought that time was cat food. The clerk made a comment about me eating cat food if I was snowed in, and I told her, no, I had two cats and I had to make sure THEY had something to eat. emoticon emoticon

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CODOXIES 2/5/2010 10:44PM

    stay safe this weekend!

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ANGELALEGNA 2/5/2010 10:33PM

    Nice story, where are you? I heard that DC was going to get 2 feet of snow tonight? Are you in that area? I live in Nashville and used to live in Colorado... I know what you mean about people flocking to the stores at the mere mention of a storm, so silly. I know how to drive on snow and ice myself, but it's the other CRAZY's That keep me off the road when it storms!
Enjoy your snow days!

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Back to 'routine'

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

This morning my DH & I will help out in our grandson's kindergarten class - always a pleasant, FUN time for us. We're only there about an hour - for a specific task of the children - but we look forward to it once or twice a week. They are such cute kids at that age; but WILL say ANYthing. LOL

For later, I have my treadmill and exercise time planned. I also have tons and tons of stuff on my 'get to it sooner or later' list. emoticon

All-in-all, I'm settling back into a routine.

We had a nice trip (from PA to CO and UT) visiting family and attending 2 college basketball games at my DH's almamater. (Yes, 'our' team won both!)

We drove, and the weather wasn't bad, although we did hit fog - much of 2 days.

I had a real nice few days with my Mom (she's confined to bed or a wheelchair). I hate that I live so far from her, but am grateful for the opportunities to see her a couple of times a year.

Time for this 60+ yr old to go to school! Have a GREAT day, everyone.

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DAYHIKER 2/2/2010 8:47AM

    I think you will have a great time at school today! Glad you had a good trip...sounds like a wonderful time!!

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