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Re: Home again/weather

Not so, here. It started last night with little balls of ice - not  
sleet, as there was no rain mixed in - the TV weatherman had a term  
for it, but can't recall it. Then the snow started. I woke around  
3AM, looked out and could see nothing but the faint lights of our  
neighbor's house across the farm pond. As though it was a dense fog,  
but it was the snow. At 6:30, we had 12+ inches on the ground on top  
of what DH described as a layer of "icy styrofoam". The news said it  
would take road crews 12 hours to clear the roads. It took DH 5 hours  
to snow blow and shovel the drive and front sidewalk. I did my part  
with coffee, waffles, and sausage (did not offer to pitch in outside,  
as he has usually managed to be away for major snowfalls, and  
besides, I couldn't do homemade waffles if I was shoveling! Long  
range forecast looks good, despite the below normal temperatures.  
Almost finished my Christmas decorating.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Dec 1, 2006, at 1:26 PM, Donna wrote:

> well - thankfully- it isn't bad here at all.  Light dusting of snow  
> caused
> some slush, but that is about it.  It looked much worse on the  
> radar maps then
> it was...
> Road out front is still flooded and doesn't appear to be freezing
> up at all.... nor draining! - last week the state came out and  
> pressure
> flushed the sewers- looked like a volcano errupting as they had to  
> close the
> road down it was spitting so bad including some chunks of cement...  
> didn't
> help :(   Never used to flood till they replaced the road and sewer  
> system a
> couple years ago...
> Whew.... dodged the bullet here!  I don't think everyone
> was as lucky tho!
> Donna
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: james singer
> <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Friday, December 1,
> 2006 1:00:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Home again/weather
> Just checked our 5
> day forecast.  Will get appreciably cooler than
> today. TWC continues to
> broadcast the misery up north. My sympathies.

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