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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Well, the actual speed of the winds early yesterday morning was 72 mph, with snow and ice particles, called "frozen fog" . NO darn wonder I had such a hard time staying standing, to shovel!! DD took some photos,, will try to post them,, SOmewhre in the snowpiles in the front are my mailbox and a neighbor kid.. piles are approx.15-18 feet high in my front yard,, the one in teh back is my huge picnic table under snow,, that snow is drifted about 8 feet high..
neighbors dug us out of our house to get to our driveway to shovel!!
I live about 250 miles south of he Mackinac Bridge,, they hae a milder winter up there than we do here!! Weird!!

ok. my first time ever geting pics in a blog,, this pic is my patio with a twelve foot picnic table under all that snow, but the snow is actually about nin feet high,, I HATE WINTER!!!!!!!!
Just got call from assisted living home: mom's move has been moved to MOnday due to storm,,,
We were very blessed to hav epower, some people a few miles from us still do not have any power, which means no furnace, lights, appliances or (God help them) internet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Other snow photos are in my sparkpage photos,, just click on the word!!

  
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KILLERANGEL47 2/16/2011 4:59AM

    WOW! That's amazing!! It looks like the whole house got buried!

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SHARON10002 2/8/2011 6:38PM

    Glad you are fine, Linda. Hope you managed to stay warm with all that wind whippin' around ya. . . Beautiful picture of the snow.

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REXTINE1 2/4/2011 2:40PM

    It looks good, and brings back memories, but I think I'm too old to survive that. I'm sure the BW is.

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JOHAL52 2/4/2011 10:26AM

    Looks beautiful--from your cozy livingroom perspective. Hope you stayed inside yesterday!!

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GAARAMA 2/3/2011 4:43PM

    Untouched snow looks beautiful, leave it that way. Stay inside,when the kids Mom comes to dig her kid out,she will clear your mailbox too. You certainly have had more than your share of snow I can see why you are hating winter. I wish I could send you some sunshine.

Stay warm


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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/3/2011 4:18PM

    Oh my goodness! That stuff looks nasty. So You're not out there building snowmen? LOL ***runs

I'm going to watch for the other pictures. Stay warm and inside.

You now have more time to prepare for your mums move. Hang in there, friend.

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Winter whoopun'!!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

MId Michigan is in the throes of 60mph winds, -0 temps, a foot of snow over what we already have(6 inches or so),I even saw THUNDER AND LIGHTNING quite a few times!! It is 4 a.m. and I cannot see the house across the street(about 60 feet away!! With a streetlight!! Bridges are closed, ambulances and tow trucks stuck, etc,, In Michigan we get that Lake effect, which means the humidity and high winds swirl, twirl and dump strange fog, rain, ice, snow,etc all over that you would never see anyplace else in the world except higher northern or arctic latitudes. We are completely surrounded by water and right under Canada, which has extreme weather too.
I shoveled and turned around and had to shovel my way back into the garage , three feet away!! All the gas, food stocking and stocking my car with emergency items still cannot get me out to the road to go to work!! Thank God I stockpile food in the winter..
This is the worst blizzard I have seen here in about fifteen years. Born and raised here too....

Back in '78' I did go on the snow train in Canada and saw people's stovepipes and chimneys peeking through the snow in Moosejaw,Ontario,, All you could see from the train was smoke coming through pipes,, it was people's roofs:their homes were buried in snow and that was the only way you could tell there was anything under the snow!! That my friends is some serious snow!!

All businesses, airports, schools,etc are closed,, time for me to get some cardio in shoveling again,, after the lightning stops, I was a giant lightning rod with that metal shovel in me hand!! Already have curly hair, no need for an aero-perm!!

  
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HADYDADUBR 2/4/2011 9:51PM

    We had a foot of snow too but some people had more.
Glad the groundhog said spring is early.

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JOHAL52 2/4/2011 10:25AM

    Ummm, Lin, Moose Jaw is in Saskatchewan, two provinces over from Ontario?? Never mind, the important thing is that you are safe!!!

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KILLERANGEL47 2/4/2011 3:44AM

    WOW!! I thought winters in Tasmania were bad! It doesn't even snow down here! Just highland snow and that's it.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/2/2011 10:14PM

    Wow, Lin, that sounds bad. Darn clod there. You stay safe and warm. Sending prayers your way.

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REXTINE1 2/2/2011 4:36PM

    We have been through Moosejaw, and Medicine Hat, and Thunder Bay - all in the summertime. It was nice. I remember the weather you are talking about - there are pictures in the local paper. Down here the sun is shining, and it's 75 for a couple of days, and I understand why the BW didn't want to hang around with the kids for a permanent home. I feel for you - and Chicago.

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ASPENHUGGER 2/2/2011 11:43AM

    An aero-perm -- Pickie, you crack me up! Do stay in and stay warm today -- that storm is nothing to fool around with!

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GAARAMA 2/2/2011 11:36AM

    If it is any consolation Mr. Ground Hog predicated and early Spring. Hope that little critter can be trusted.
Stay warm and safe.

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CUPBUTTER 2/2/2011 10:27AM

    You should see it snowing in Maine. It is suppose to snow all day and well into the night. We have to keep shoveling just to keep up with and not be buried. I have seen pictures of Michigan on TV. Just Awful. Stay warm. Hugs Barbara

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OCTOBER2842 2/2/2011 10:26AM

    Be careful out there.

My 3 morning appointments canceled but expect a busy afternoon. I got to work on my drop offs while DH shovels the snow.

Take care

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GEMINI-SKY 2/2/2011 9:56AM

    Same here in Cleveland...I've always wanted to move South (like VA or Tenn) Suitcases here I come ! ! !

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NANA2PRINCESSES 2/2/2011 5:54AM

    We're about 100 miles south of Mackinac Bridge, have plenty but don't think it's as bad as downstate. We're going to make an attempt to go to work in about an hour. Thank goodness medical appointment downstate was switched to yesterday, DH made it home just ahead of storm. Be safe everyone,
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GNABAFITMOMAT30 2/2/2011 5:37AM

    I am in Ohio and we are having snow cone weather and everything is covered in ice

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DEBGIL 2/2/2011 5:32AM

    Be safe out there kiddo. We got ice on top of our snow. And now it is warming up so we have water on top of ice on top of snow. Pretty hazzardous.
This has been one weird winter.

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hunkering down for the big storm!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Snoed all day today, getting another 8-12 inches through the night and tomorrow,, hop I can get to work,, everything is closing up, businesses(not ours), schools, airports,etc.. spent the day after work preparing for moms move, visited her too, hauled some of her things home,, ;got a full day Friday getting her moved again,,

  
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KILLERANGEL47 2/2/2011 4:30AM

    8-12 inches of snow?!?! emoticon Rug up tight and be careful out there! emoticon

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COOLGRANDMA03 2/1/2011 9:09PM

    If it gets as bad as they say, I am not even going to try to venture out! Brought work home, pray we don't lose electricity, then it would be really bad.

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JUNETTA2002 2/1/2011 7:16PM

    Good luck with the snow and Ice.

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MAYLINGSNW 2/1/2011 7:14PM

    be careful with all the snow and ice....

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NEWRUNNINGSHOES 2/1/2011 7:12PM

    I'm setting the alarm for 4:00AM to shovel us out for work tomorrow! Be careful and try to stay warm.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/1/2011 7:07PM

    Tell Kristy to take pictures and post of your lovely white stuff.

I'm praying the move is a good one for your mother and that she mellows out a bit.
Hugs

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OCTOBER2842 2/1/2011 7:01PM

    Good Luck, I am glad I am on the inside looking out and DH shovels snow and clients come to my door

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DEBGIL 2/1/2011 6:59PM

    Oh Linda, be careful out there. We are getting socked with ice. I HATE ICE. May have to borrow some of Debbie's bubble wrap!

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Answered prayers!!!!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

My prayers were answered!! Mom should be moving to teh asisted living house this week!! tomorrow I go with checkbook in hand, to arrange everything after work!!
Do not know how long the $$ will hold out, but got to do what is best for all,,
Director of facility said her roommate is just as sarcastic as she is!! A perfect fit!!
For the first time in fifteen years, I think I may be able to sort of relax.. soon.. focus on my health now..

  
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KILLERANGEL47 2/2/2011 4:28AM

    YAY!! emoticon emoticon See, I told you that she would get the placement! emoticon Things are beginning to look up! emoticon emoticon

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SARAHTHESTRONG 2/1/2011 1:48PM

    Take it easy Pickie! You can only do so much so let the Lord cover the rest. Congrats on your mom! You're in my prayers and I hope you are doing better everyday! emoticon

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OCTOBER2842 1/31/2011 8:51PM

    Great, Happy for you, hope it all works out and you can relax and take care of U for a change emoticon

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NORASPAT 1/31/2011 7:25PM

    HOORAY for you LINDA. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonPAT IN MAINE. WOO HOO!!!HUGS!!!!

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GAARAMA 1/31/2011 6:41PM

    Ask and you shall receive,thank God for answered prayers!

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DEBGIL 1/31/2011 6:21PM

    ...AND THERE WAS MUCH REJOICING!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/31/2011 5:51PM

    Well I'll be damned! I did pray you know. He does answer my call. I'm happy for you all. cool!
Is Kristy still alive?

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Sunday

Sunday, January 30, 2011

WANTS: Good health, peace of mind, more money, less drugs to take, family harmony, vacation, spare time, more time to be with the Lord.

NEEDS: More time with the Lord, better health, peace of mind, family harmony, money to live on, spare time, new shoes, better insurance.

  
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KILLERANGEL47 2/2/2011 4:26AM

    I don't know about the others, but I know us sparkbuddies can give you better health and peace of mind-better health by helping you along with your weight loss journey, and peace of mind by providing the emotional support and friendship you need! We are here for you! emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/30/2011 10:43PM

    Ppffftttt!!!!
I wasn't listed.
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OCTOBER2842 1/30/2011 6:49AM

    You got it gal, More time with the Lord is the key. All else falls in place after that.
Just went back and read your blogs for the last few day, (I've been busy this week and didn't keep up on them) and see that you are going thru some tough decisions with your mom. I hope and pray it all works out for you and you get her in a good place where you can have peace of mind and she is well taken care of. I will keep you all in my prayers while you are going through these tough times emoticon

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