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Blizzard....not usual for here...but we sure got the snow!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Well, I LOVE snow, but even this was a little much for me. I live south of DC and we got 20 inches and it's still snowing, although lightly now. It started at 7 pm last night, WAY earlier than they said so I was out. As soon as I saw it coming down, I left the store to head home (only 15 minutes away) and it took THREE hours to get home. I live in a hilly area and so many people were out and having trouble getting up the hills. I didn't go anywhere today except to walk twice. Not that I could have gone anywhere....I shoveled for 2 hours and my car is still not dug out :-( That's my project for tomorrow. This type of snow is only enjoyable if I have no where to go and could enjoy playing in it and watching it. I love sledding though and we did walk to "the big hill" and sled. One of our weathermen kept saying we would be singing "make it stop, make it stop, make it stop", instead of "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow" Boy was he right!
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  • PINKNFITCARLA
    Thanks! You are right about burning calories with the shoveling :-) I feel for you in Buffalo, LOL. At least here a storm like this only comes once in a great while. The last one was almost 15 years ago.
    2475 days ago
  • CULTURECHIC
    I live right outside Buffalo so I can only imagine what fun you must have been having. Ever winter, I keep thinking that if I close my eyes long enough, it'll be spring and the winter will be over. Not quite! In the Fitness tracking of Spark, I like to put in the amount of time I spent shoveling. I've noticed I've burned quite a few calories during some of these storms. In any case, I hope you're faring much better now.
    2476 days ago
  • PINKNFITCARLA
    I heard that about Fairfax schools too. I know Prince William will be closed the whole week too. They have never opened sooner than a week in a storm less than this! In 2003, we got about 15 inches and they were closed the entire week. There is no way they will be able to open because the buses won't be able to get around the neighborhoods and the walkers will not be able to navigate the sidewalks. You are lucky you live on a snow emergency route! Wish I did today, LOL. My daughter couldn't get into work today, but the Starbucks closed even though Safeway was opened and now she's off tomorrow. I'm hoping I can get to work tomorrow, but I really don't know. Stay warm and safe :-)
    2476 days ago
  • TERMITEMOM
    I am lucky, we live on a snow emergency street and it got plowed during the night... But none of the secondary roads have been touched. So I feel for you!
    I just heard that the Fairfax County Public Schools are closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (which makes the winter vacation start immediately). I have not planned any activity for my son for these 3 extra days, so I'd better get ready...
    2476 days ago
  • PINKNFITCARLA
    Pixie, no sign of a plow yet here either. We just finished digging our cars out...at least the 2 that have to be out tomorrow. I'm not sure I'll be able to make it out though....there is one lane sort of going down our road that big SUV's have made. Just got a WTOP text message that the Federal Gov't is closed tomorrow, but I work in a doctor's office that rarely closes since it's OB and the docs live nearby. It's 30 miles away for me though!
    2476 days ago
  • SPARKPIXIE
    Carla, I live in Ann Arundel county and I'm sick of this snow!!! I hate being snowed in! Have the plows been by on your road? They haven't been on my road yet. Grrr....
    2477 days ago
  • PUGRAD1995
    Somehow it managed to miss Indiana-we got snow flurries and a rainy mist for the past two days but little accumulation. But our big snow typically hits the week of my birthday at the end of January. Hope you have fun staying home and working those calories off shoveling snow! emoticon
    2477 days ago
  • PINKNFITCARLA
    Erin, yes it is beautiful. We normally get less than today's storm in a whole season though, so it's A LOT for us :-) I do love it though...always have and always will.
    2477 days ago
  • FIGHT2SURVIVE
    Ahhh! Welcome to my world. Snows like that are every other day in Wisconsin. We even have festivals just to celebrate the snow. No matter how much you slide around, you have to admit - it's beautiful!
    Erin
    2477 days ago
  • PINKNFITCARLA
    Oh my goodness yes, Simone. I thought I would NEVER get home and the roads weren't that bad at that time. It was all the people that kept stopping going up the hills and then getting stuck. I was coming down Minnieville to Dale and still can't believe it took three hours! Glad you made it safely home too.
    2477 days ago
  • RUN2MYDREAMS
    I hear ya Carla! I was at Wegman's and left just before 10. Dale Blvd was horrible. Glad you made it back safely!
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    2477 days ago
  • WELLNESSME09
    Oh my goodness, way to much snow!!! I just hope when we get snow here in southern Ontario it doesn't come down like that.
    Take care and good look in digging out your car. emoticon
    2477 days ago
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