Karate was cancelled last night due to the weather advisory and poor road conditions.
Woke up this morning to the most hideous buzzing from the eaves. Viscious metal vibration that would possibly be tolerable except that it is bloody erratic and just when you think "ahhhhh, it's done", it starts again. It's rather like sleeping with a heavy snorer. Except the sex isn't as good.
Looked out the bedroom window and what did I see?
Artic-esque drifts in my back yard.
Lifted my eyes to look across the street at the neighbors to see how they're faring.
They're obviously not leaving the house today. That drift on their front door is half way up the door. But their cars and the door they normally use is off to the back and to the right. Where the drift is nearly to the roof!!!!
How about the empty house of the 95 year old man who lives 80% of the year in Montana?
Holy shit! Good thing he's in Montana, because he wouldn't be getting out for a long-o-time-o! To get from his front door to the driveway he would have to crawl through a drift piled right up to the eaves of his house. That little pine tree in the middle points directly at the eaves. That smudgy rectangle to the right is a window.
Wonder how my car is doing?
BWAHAHAHAHA!!! It looks like the prow of a ship!!!! And in order to get the door open for the picture I had to push it through about a foot of snow.
Checked out the courtyard area, where the electric company has to slog through to read the meter. Looks like we'll be getting another estimate this month!
That drift on the left goes right up to the top of the gazebo. 8-O
And the front yard?
HOLY SMEG!!! Look at the size of that drift out my front window!!!!!!!
Snow makes the coolest shapes and patterns when it's blown around. Look at the way the snow curled around the eaves.
Severe Weather Alert:
NORTH WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH ARE CREATING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. TRAVEL HAS BECOME EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS...IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE...IN MOST LOCATIONS. AREAS ROADWAYS...INCLUDING THE INTERSTATES...HAVE BEEN CLOSED...WITH THE PLOWS PULLED. THE
HEAVY SNOW BANDS WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH THIS EVENING...WITH LIGHT SNOW CONTINUING THROUGH MUCH OF THE NIGHT. THE WIND IN CONJUNCTION WITH VERY COLD TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE WIND CHILLS IN THE 30 TO 45 BELOW ZERO RANGE TONIGHT.
A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITE OUT CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL.
TRAVEL DURING A STORM SUCH AS THIS CAN BE LIFE THREATENING IF YOU ARE STRANDED
I'm out of bread and down to the last 3 glasses of milk. But I should have enough bourbon to see us through. :D
What's it like in your neck of the woods?