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Snow, ice and artic temperatures

Category: Potpourri | Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:29 pm

I have had enough...really I have. While my husband was traveling last week we got hit with another storm that stretched from Texas to New England. This is that storm that took out power for a lot of folks in Kentucky. The storm brought snow then changed to sleet and then freezing rain. I got the snow blower out and took care of the driveway just before the sleet kicked in. We left the sleet since it was good to add some traction on the ground. Right in front of the garage, which faces North, never gets sun. So I used some 'ice melt' to take care of that. I spent two days working on the driveway to make sure that nobody visiting would fall and think 'lets sue'. I did such a great job that there was no ice! Friday morning, after I brought my oldest to her car pool and got out of the car, I wiped out on 'black ice'. Sheesh! I have seen the chiro 3 times since that happened and I can now sit again, walk normal and the bathroom isn't a moment of 'seeing stars'!

Imagine the driveway all carved out, no ice and snowbanks on each side. Ok, have that visual? Someone who came to deliver something had some issues backing up and did a fine job compressing my 'strip garden' along the driveway. :( I won't know the damage of that until spring. I am hoping that the ground is so frozen solid that nothing happened. The day after I noticed the garden tire track it seems someone else drove backwards onto the grass/snow. Same person? No idea! This seems to happen every year and every spring I am out there putting new topsoil down and new grass seed.

Please Mr. Groundhog...predict an early spring!


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Droopy wrote on Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:10 pm:


Ouch! I'm so sorry for your mishap, cheerz, and I'm glad you're feeling better. And after all the trouble you'd gone to too. Really bad luck.

I hope your strip garden is unharmed after being driven on. People are so careless sometimes! When is your Groundhog Day? I hope he sees his shadow and you'll have your early spring.




 

Droopy wrote on Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:14 pm:


I mean, don't see his shadow! *lol* Sorry, my mistake.




cheerz2you wrote on Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:31 pm:


It's tomorrow! 2/2/09 They are forecasting partly cloudy skies right now but that could change since there is another big storm coming our way. At least my husband is home and can do the driveway since he said 'no shoveling for you!'




 

IndianaGardner12 wrote on Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:27 am:


Same with me... a neighbor plowed our drive and got the corner of a bed, I cant tell how bad till it melts. Hopefully yours won't be too bad. Mine was basically knock outs and groundcovers.




 

glendann wrote on Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:22 am:


I hope your garden isn't harmed.It is to be 57 degrees here tomorrow and clear.I pray the sun hides all day.Phil please hide your shadow.




cheerz2you wrote on Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:36 pm:


Ooof! Phil said 6 more weeks as did Chuckles from the Children's Lutz Museum in CT. Phil has only got a 39% accurate track record so I hope he botched this one big time :)




 

gardengater wrote on Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:29 pm:


Sorry for your accident and hope you are all intact. I can't imagine the suffering and inconvenience you people are experiencing in these ice storms. Be safe.




cheerz2you wrote on Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:37 pm:


gardengater I am feeling so much better thanks to my chiropractor! I saw him this morning and again this afternoon and am just about back to normal! Thanks for you well wishes.... :) Cheerz!




john wrote on Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:42 pm:


you don't want to hear this but "suck it up" on the winter thing. there isn't a one of us in the winter zones who don't appreciate the season changes more than the "softies" in the warm zones. look forward to spring, buy some seeds to keep in the fridge for another few weeks. smile....that always warms it up!





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