Mains Are Dry

As if we needed more posts about today’s snow, this Yankee has been happy as a peach all day because of it. First, know that the roads are dry – I’ve been doing errands and bopping around all day and many of the main roads aren’t even wet anymore. Are your roads clear? I live on a main street – were secondary roads clear as well?

That is a good snow storm – when the ground is too warm to hold up the snow ten hours later. I didn’t even have to put my SUV in to four-wheel-drive to get over the plowed snow hill behind my car – the one disappointment of the day.

I like a decent dump of snow, mostly because we had a storm and now it’s over. Had this been where my roots are, this would have been a normal day, to be followed by maybe one or two more storms in the coming week with the same amount. Oh, also, the ground is maybe ten degrees colder, so the stuff doesn’t melt, and you end up with feet and feet and feet of snow piled on roofs, yards and on the sides of streets – sometimes for weeks until the sun comes out.

That I can leave up north, but occasional snow storms I cannot do without.

Maybe I need to go get me one more big breath of snowy air before it all melts in the next few days. I have fits of wanting to move south or west occasionally, but days like these remind me why I will never be able to.

5 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on February 12th, 2006 @ 8:55 pm

    And yet half the area’s schools will be closed tomorrow, and the other half will be delayed.

    What a weird world we live in.

  2. Stacey (unregistered) on February 12th, 2006 @ 10:26 pm

    That’s the kind of stuff that drives me NUTS.

    And here I am about to sound like a grandma…

    When Iiiiii was a kid, if the snow was too deep for your school bus to get in your subdivision, you walked your butt to the corner of the main road to the bus could still pick you up in a foot of snow…

  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on February 12th, 2006 @ 11:05 pm

    Damn skippy!

  4. Lite (unregistered) on February 13th, 2006 @ 9:25 am

    somebody should do a post about Channel 4. Where were they yesterday? For all the amount of “Storm Center 4” crap I see all over the place, Bob Ryand was nowhere to be seen! hahahaha

  5. rosemary (unregistered) on February 13th, 2006 @ 12:03 pm

    my folks who live on a really secondary street (read: never plowed) were plowed yesterday, so they could get out, which was good for them because they lost power for the better part of the day.

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