It snowed Tuesday. This is Saturday. It’s been just above freezing for a few hours on Thursday afternoon and the last couple of hours, just enough to melt and freeze into crunch layers and icy patches. Here’s our house and street as of Noon today. We’re not going anywhere.
No, the city doesn’t scrape or otherwise treat our street. We just wait it out, or hike.
That sucks. We’ve been getting snow for the last few hours – fortunately, it is barely enough to cover the cars. We are still leaving tomorrow morning. We had 66 degrees – a 127 year record high – on Thursday, and now snow. And they are predicting several days in the 50s in the coming week. It will be good to get to the 80s in Florida.
It looks lovely, but I am sure it is a pain.
The only pain is not being able to get out. We’ve plenty of food, we’re warm and dry, but it would be nice to be able to run an errand or walk around outside without thermal clothes, for goodness sake. It’s 22 right now, too cold for me!
The snow is clean and fun. Why doesn’t the city clean your streets? Are all the snowplows in a different city? They cleaned up the snow storm in my city….Do you live in Portland?
Yes, Portland. But the plows don’t come to our neighborhood on the far southwest corner of the city, and they don’t go up steep hills.
My brother said that last week they borrowed some plows from Seattle.
But they NEVER come anywhere near our street. We’re the last street before the city changes, and none of them comes this way. If we could get down the hill, things are plowed and okay. Now they are saying to expect flooding once the warm rain starts Tuesday. Oh boy!
We have plows going up and down our street whenever it snows. We’re like you, though. Caution is better than going out in risky weather. It’s not worth it.
Us too, George.
Just hoping food, fuel, lights, and heat hold out. As long as you have those things, at least you’re safe…but I gotta figure cabin fever starts to set in after so much time of staying inside. Take care!
Yes, Barbara has it. She walked down and back up the hill yesterday, for exercise, but we can’t – all but one neighbor with chains – can drive out.
Looks lovely but I’m sure it isn’t so nice to be stuck in it. Stay warm! and hopefully you have plenty of good books to keep you occupied 🙂
That I have in abundance, Fence. Thanks for the warm thought.
I’m jealous of your snow. It appears that once again the Kansas City area is not going to get any significant snowfall for the season. There is still time, of course, but we’ve really only had one very light snow, and the threat of a massive ice storm that (thankfully) amounted to nothing at all.
The snowpack is our water source, so the more the better!