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Trying not to anticipate the weather

Monday, November 26, 2018

We have a Winter Weather Watch in effect starting about now... through Wednesday evening... I have to drive up to the city (about an hour’s drive, each way) Wednesday morning for a doctors appointment. So, right in the middle of the Watch. Makes me nervous. Also makes me want to call and reschedule if I were the one driving... but my niece is the one driving, and she said as long as they don’t close the Thruway we should be fine. She got her snow tires put on her car, and her car handles well in the snow (it’s standard transmission), so she’s confident even if I am trying not to fret (but still fretting, obviously). If it were up to me, I would cancel most of my doctors appointments between November and March that are out of town... lol! I used to think nothing of zooming around town and all over the countryside no matter what the weather... but these days, we get an inch of snow and I prefer to walk where I need to go. I am not certain if that’s anxiety manifesting... or sanity and maturity! lol (when the forecast calls for “difficult to impossible travel conditions”... I tend to start fretting about driving longer distances... hmmm) It’s pointless to project that far ahead though really... we might end up getting 3 or 4 inches of snow rather than the possible 18 inches they’re projecting. Forecasts are guesses really (at least around here they seem to be), and they always seem to predict the worst case scenario. I guess I just have to wait and see. Problem is that I don’t do that very well. I make detailed lists and itineraries days (or weeks) in advance. And flying by the seat of my pants drives me batty! Eh, it is what it is! I can’t change or alter nature to fit my requirements. lol. I just have to deal with what is as it comes along. Be an adult and adapt as needed. (But I might pout as I am doing it... haha)
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    I am so happy we don’t get much snow & icy roads here. The worst part is people here really don’t know how to drive on icy roads. I followed someone one dark winter morning (I have a 4WD Subaru). This fool in a little pickup truck spun a little at the first intersection - and the next, and the next. Idiot!
    16 days ago
    I love snow as you know. I don't think of the accidents happening cause I've driven a zillion times on ice and or snow and so far,, woohoo!; I've been fine. Law of averages i guess.

    Today it snowed in Maine(grrr just not right on the water. You know I'm right on the harbor). With close to 800,000 cars on the road, less than likely 200-300 off the roads. Odds were in my favor!!
    16 days ago
    It sounds like anxiety about scary stuff! You lose so much of the friction that is your control as a driver with ice and snow. In the cartoon version of your life, I picture you taking a sled or a toboggan instead.
    17 days ago
    Stay safe & warm! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    17 days ago
    Just clear and cool hear. Rain later in the week. We seldom get snow.
    17 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    They predicted snow for us too, but it never manifested which is truly ok with me. Today is cold, and I mean really cold. I have to go out in it and I'm not looking forward to it.
    17 days ago
  • MBPP50
    Pout away- it drives me crazy when I can’t plan ahead too! And stay safe and warm in the weather! emoticon
    17 days ago
    I got 5***** stars for pouting!

    One day at a time. It's freezing here and I have to walk the dog - I was able to just open the door but now there's a female in heat and off he trots! Even male dogs can be fickle.

    Hang in there hon, spring is on the way!
    17 days ago
    I wasn't able to get out and do my walk yesterday because it was raining and blowing sideways... This morning so far it is calm... fingers crossed. Sending calm weather thoughts your way.

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    17 days ago
    I am a lot like you in that I simply do not like driving in the snow and forecasts of that much snow make me very leery. BUT, as you say, the meterologists get it wrong.

    We were in line for a huge storm Sunday into yesterday. Well it shifted south of us so, instead of the 12 + inches predicted, we got . . . a dusting! That's it. However south of us, many places got 12 + inches of snow.

    Wishing you luck and hope the weather cooperates for your trip.
    17 days ago
    I feel your pain.I do the same thing.I suppose it is better than a hurricane watch?
    17 days ago
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