Monday, February 2, 2015

I even made sure to wear knee pads.

Because I really wanted to give it that extra effort you know?  And it worked!

To all of my friends in the academic end of things, you’re welcome.

Oh,  and New York City?  *This* is a snow storm.  Weenies.


weather Feb 2


*This* is also the precise moment when I not so secretly wish I still had a snow blower. 

Meh, I’ll live.  I’m not out there shovelling right this minute.  Nor do I have to. 

Well, *thinks* Travelling Companion does have an appointment with her bone doctor at three.  Which,  knowing the way he works things appointment wise,  will be closer to four.  Unless of course,  half the patients he sees in his office don’t show up today.  It ain’t easy hobbling around in deep snow if it’s your first post-op visit.  This is T.C.’s second.



Oh,  I should explain the “knee pads” thing.  Some of you already know.  Some of you are wondering what’s up with my pea brain. 

See,  unlike some of the school districts in the South,  where the kids might have up to two weeks of time off if there’s the slightest hint of anything that remotely looks like snow,  here in the Great White North,  the local School Board hasn’t issued a “snow day”  for quite a few years.  Much to the amazement of most of the academic staff who,  on at least one occasion,  found themselves having issues getting home from work as a result of someone not wanting to pull the trigger at six a.m. and make that solemn declaration.  There’s this thing about “funding” that comes into it,  but let’s not go there.

The local folklore dictates that,  in order to make sure there’s going to be a snow day,  one must kneel at the side of the bed at bedtime,  hands clasped diligently,  and pray for snow.  

Oh,  and the other thing is, (and I somehow suspect that this mostly applies to the female staff members, just my impression.) it’s more effective if you are completely starkers.   Yes,  that’s right.  In your birthday suit.  Nekked.

So of course, if it does snow like mad,  and the powers that be have chosen NOT to call a snow day,  then you’ve done all you can do.  It’s that simple.


Anyway,  when we got home last night from the Super Bowl party,  it was indeed snowing like mad.



Meanwhile, this morning there was a show to watch,  which consisted of a neighbour across the way “clearing” his driveway.

Here’s a snippet of a brief conversation I had with T.C.:

“Wouldn’t it be better to do the bottom of the driveway and then move the vehicles down?”

Me: “Well, that’s what I would do.  I’m not sure what he’s doing.”



And this was when he was “done”.


OK well.  I suppose that’s good enough. Not my driveway.

I guess I’m just a bit fussier than that.  I like to at least get it down to bare…something. 

Driveway,  preferably.



And just now when I looked out,  I see that the asphalt part has already started to melt.  It’s black.  That’s the deal.

His?  Meh, not so much.


Whatever.  Don’t want to put the “mental” in judgemental. 



I was going to take another picture from the side yard and call it,  “Crap looks better covered in snow.”,  but the snow was too deep over there,  so I gave it a pass.


So hopefully all the kiddies (and teachers etc.) are enjoying their snow day.  I’d like to think I helped.


Keep your stick on the ice. 


Thanks for stopping by.


  1. We know what a snow storm is, we don't complain when we do get one, it is the news that does the whining or looks for a transplant from the Caribbean to interview.

  2. I know what a snowstorm is... that's why we don't live in Ohio any more. Never had a snow blower... Bill used the blade on the tractor to clear the deep stuff... And no way would I kneel down buck naked to pray for anything... who wants frostbite on vital parts... (hey, our house wasn't really warm)... When I read posts like yours I know damned well we're heading a lot further south next winter!!!

  3. No ice to keep the sticks on around here, and no snow to blow either, but yes...your way is the only sensible way, of course. And I laugh at all the newscasters that think that a snowstorm in New England in February constitutes news.

  4. We always had snow days in the south if even one flake fell. As a nurse I ALWAYS had to get to work no matter what--tough at times but no wrecks--guess I was lucky!

  5. Gotta love the snow days, me I never had one and never missed a day of work, because of snow, couple hours late some days but always there.

  6. South Carolina has gotten a little better about snow, yeah just a few years ago a single snowflake making impact with the ground would have sent everyone into a panic believe the world is about to end. Now it seems everyone just clears out the bread, milk, and beer from the grocery stores and call it a day.

    Funny thing, there is no longer a nine month baby bump after such snow events. Everyone must be watching Netflix.

  7. I just learned that there came down 76'' or 193 cm of snow in the last week at home! I really begin to worry about our house. Hope these guys with "knee pads" will stop praying for more. But i doubt it. There is more in the making the weather gurus say. :((


Well, I've been getting too many spam comments showing up. Just a drag, so we'll go another route and hope that helps. So, we won't be hearing anything more from Mr. Nony Moose.
I guess I'll just have to do without that Gucci purse.