Cold cold cold cold cold cold cold cold cold and if I didn't say it.......cold. However, we're supposed to be getting some decent weather, the forecast tells me so and by decent I mean -11 C days. Can't wait for those!
Hey RJ, isn't all this effin snow sickening already? What really gets me with this snow and weather are the drivers in Winterpeg and how they can't seem to get a handle on driving in the snow.
Now, I'm not trying to imply that I'm some perfect driver but I'm not bad and my accident count is very low in my 24 years of driving. In the last 2 days I've watched 3 accidents, fender benders really, occur. Plus, people either don't use their signals or they "power use them" as I like to put it (which is where they turn it on 2 intersections away from their intended turn). I just don't get it/people's driving habits sometimes.
Over the last couple of days the sky's been a funny bright-blue colour and there's been a strange, bright, round-thing in the sky....Not sure what it's called. But I think I have childhood memories of this kind of weather!
Heh heh. It certainly makes a change from all the cold, grey, windy-wetness we've been experiencing here in Somerset, during what has undoubtedly been the wettest winter on record for the UK!
A few unfortunate friends of mine who live out on the Somerset levels (a few miles away from my town) have joked about needing a submarine to get to their local village shop; which has been under several feet of water since January (along with much of the rest of the village!) :/
Anybody remember Ray Bradbury's short story, "All Summer in a Day"?
After more than three months of polar vortex super-chill we are going to +1C today. They keep telling us that even with all the snow we've had there is minimal flooding expected. I don't believe it for a second.
This winter has been so cold and bleak that they are willing to tell us bs about flooding. Apparently our southern neighbors have gotten a lot of snow too so.........It has to go somewhere right? I'm totally with you on that sentiment.
Warm, but wind, rain storms and tornados all day. We have had four major wind/tornado storms come through during the last 24 hours and they will continue for another 6 hours or so. The only problems I have had so far is loss of electricity for about an hour (my neighborhood has underground utilities which helps a lot).
We had an F5 tornado about 30 miles out of town in 2007 but that sort of thing is pretty rare here.
That storm made my basement flood (through a vent pipe from a gas fireplace) and cost us over $10,000 by the time we were done renovating. That's not including the $3000 it cost us to re-shingle our roof because of the hail damage from that storm. Our insurance company, which we are forced to get (when holding a mortgage), paid out $0 (the a$$holes). I don't think I'll forget about that storm.
I'd get different insurance. Or was it that you were not covered for flood and hail damage? In that case you might consider expanding the coverage you have. My town had a very bad hail storm a couple years ago and everyone in town had to have their homes reroofed and resided. My insurance covered almost all of it.
They used a loop hole to not cover us for the flooding and the roof was just flat out no coverage. We debated getting different insurance but to me they're all the same and so we didn't bother wasting our time. It all leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.