Monday, February 08, 2010

Snowpocalypse - Snowmaggeddon - Sn**

We left Minnesota to get away from snow - we've laughed at the way DC closes down when it gets an inch of snow, and the hysteria from the media about impending storms. Well, y'all... they were right this time! Good Grief!

For the last week, it's been awful The train/VRE isn't running, Metro isn't running above ground, the roads are only partially cleared. The blame game is in full scream on mode - why aren't they able to run, able to do this/that/the other. I am thrilled to bits that we only had a very short power outage in the middle of the night once and those hard working folks at Dominion Power got us back up in a few hours.

Went to the grocery store between storms, did our usual shop, just a couple of days early, but as we were leaving, the hordes were descending and I'm sure it all became a mess and a place full of cranky people. The second storm is sleet/freezing rain/snow and then more of the same. We've been able to get out a bit, but the road in and out of the subdivision is a truly awful mess. Riding in ruts is ok until the center becomes so high it takes out the bottom of your car!

How the area will dig out of the second storm, I have no idea. We hear of snow plow trucks breaking down and the drivers are absolutely exhausted from trying to clear 2 feet of snow and put down chemicals before, during and after the first storm. Some folks haven't had power or heat in 4 days, that's a long time to be cold and dark.

We'll get through it, it won't be pretty, and Chief's back may need some massage and lots of Ranger Candy from all this shoveling, but we'll make it. Talk to you after this next storm.


and by the way - Facebook needs to get their act together, this "new" system sucks. badly.

1 comment:

RangersGirl said...

Yes, I moved here from Ohio to get away from the snow and gosh darn it if we haven't gotten more here than there....and more here than Buffalo, NY (another place I spent a few winters). They cleared out my townhouse community, however the main roads through the subdivision haven't been touched. Makes no sense...unless I want to just drive in circles around the townhouses. I can tell you...I will alwasy buy a house with a wood burning fire place! Thank goodness for it and my HUGE wood pile!

Stay safe! Agree on FB format change.