Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Hello loyal readers!!! I am talking to you today from the frozen tundra of Iowa. We are having a mother of a blizzard today of all blizzards!! To give you a little idea of the conditions here....the temperature is 8 degrees...wind is blowing up to 45 MPH gusts thus giving us a wind chill of 22 below.....did you catch that????? 2 2 B*E*L*O*W!!!!!!! AS IN BELOW 0!!! For those of you who have never heard the sayings that we here in the tundra say during such cold temperatures I will give you some examples...now before I share these keep in mind that these are not meant for the weak of heart so some of you might want to look away while I spew these out there LOLOL!

"It is so cold today it would freeze the balls off a brass monkey!"


" Dad gummit it's colder then a witches tit!!"

Ok now that I have your attention I will carry on. We have gotten somewhere between 12 and 14 inches of snow but with the blowing snow we have drifts ranging from 4 foot to 6 foot high! Most of Iowa's schools are dismissed as well as many businesses are closed. I am going to show you some pictures that I took by braving the elements and trudging out with my long johns on and ten layers of clothes....ok so I am blowing smoke.....I actually whimped out and took these from the comfort of my warm home LOLOL.. had ya going though! In many of these pictures the drifts are right around 4 foot except for a couple that are around 6 foot but it is very hard to tell the depth of the snow from these pictures. Just know that most of what you will walk through will be knee to hip deep. So now let's walk through this winter wonderland together...get on your long handles and your insulated coveralls on and lets wallow through these pictures...

notice the bird feeders that are blowing in this picture!! Brrrrr!

Now do you want to hear the weirdest thing of all..............I LOVE IOWA!!! YEHAWWWWWW!! The elements here helps to build character & makes you tough!
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I love the seasons we have here because it is days like this that makes spring and summer so appreciated.
Hope you have enjoyed getting a taste of life in the tundra! So now you folks in the south go back to your 60 and 70 degree temps while I go out and sled with my Grandson! WOO HOO!
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    GREAT Blog there!!It looks like we may be looking at the same scenario tonight through the next 3 days and you may be getting some more (ain't we got Fun!!) emoticon
    3102 days ago
    what doesn't kill you makes you stronger I love a good blizzard when i was a kid they lasted for three days oh the good ole days LOLOL
    3113 days ago
    Ruth that is so funny we have the cold going but no snow yet that is comming i hate that nasty stuff .. My kids love it .. !!! keep warm if you can emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3115 days ago
    Your blog was wonderful. I also enjoyed our storm and love Iowa with all the different weather conditions it has to offer. This storm was the kind we had when we were kids.. My kids don't know snow like this. Storms like this were common, and for the most part alot of fun. Being out on the road is not a fun thing, we pray for those dear souls. But watching it from the inside or playing out in the drifts is part of Iowa I would not want to give up!!! I know, crazy, huh? Oh well........If we have to have cold weather, than I would just as soon see the beautiful white stuff covering all the dead stuff until spring has sprung!! Keeping warm, and hoping you are too!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3115 days ago
    Another good thing about the snow: shoveling's in the Sparks calorie counter! emoticon
    3115 days ago
    And I thought a high temp of 18 was bad!
    3115 days ago
    You are too funny! NW Iowa is looking like your part of the world-it's going to be a long winter.
    3116 days ago
  • MTNHIKER1971
    Holy snow drifts Batman!

    The good thing is that you have an unlimited source of snow for Snow Cones! mmmm mmmm

    I'm glad that we're not getting what you have. Be safe if you have to get out and stay warm! I'm guessing tonight will be movie night snuggled on the couch.

    3116 days ago
    Hey Ruth! Looks like my house! I did layer up and go dig out our sidewalks and part of the driveway--good exercise but it was cold and my back and shoulders ache now. I didn't think to take pictures. Thankfully the wind has backed off here now and the drifts here are only 3-4 feet. The girls were out of school yesterday and today and they are thrilled! Have a warm cozy time at home! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3116 days ago
    OMG, I haven't seen snow like that in over 20 years! I couldn't believe the drifts up against your windows - WOW. I guess you don't want to hear that I'm actually wearing shorts today? Enjoy your day with your family, and stay warm and cozy!
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    3116 days ago
    I'm jealous....that much snow would keep me out of this nuthouse for a week, easy!

    I love the snow! I wanna play!

    Sending you warm hugs! Enjoy!!!!
    3116 days ago
    Our sun is shining, it's a balmy 33 degrees, and I see no snow...

    o. You can keep all your snow, and brass monkeys!

    3116 days ago
    Let's try this again...(SP wigged out)

    You wuss, you were supposed to get pics of you making drift angels!! :-) That looks pretty similar to our winters. We're just getting the howling winds but our temps are scheduled to drop in a few hours. Hey I think I just saw a stray cat fly by!! If it lands on our lanai, I'll mail him to you!
    3116 days ago

    Thanks for sharing the pictures, ahhh snow, beautiful snow...that storm is now here in the Northeast and we're getting nothing but dreary rain.

    Have fun building snow people.
    3116 days ago
    Beautiful Pictures...Love the sayings LOL I have heard of both of them lol
    3116 days ago
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