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Ramblings - Snow Snow and MORE SNOW

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Feb. 6th, 2010 | 08:51 pm
location: home
mood: moodymoody

The snow has finally stopped.

Our best measurement in the front yard was 27 inches. The Ice Ages have returned!

And naturally, our satellite TV dish is totally buried so no signal!

I am totally pissed and I'm changing to fiber next week.

We even lost power for about six hours this morning, but thank God it was restored quite rapidly. The temperature inside fell from 70 to 63 in that time. Some 250,000 people in MD, DC, and VA are apparently without electricity.


In other news, my youngest daughter is now in Gifu, Japan starting a two-year contract at a language school teaching English to elementary school-age children.

And my oldest girl is still pursuing her Master's degree at the Univ. of Metz in France.

Family on three continents. Something I'd never seriously contemplated.
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Julie

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from: aggiebell90
date: Feb. 7th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
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Our best measurement in the front yard was 27 inches.

*boggles*

I have a hard time even imagining that much snow. Around here, we get all excited when there are a few flakes floating around, and we had a record December in 2009 because it snowed twice, but it was nowhere near 27 inches (it wasn't even enough to stick).

I know it snowed when we lived in the DC area (Dad was stationed at the Pentagon and we lived in Springfield VA from '74-76), but I don't remember it ever snowing as much as it has for y'all this year (then again, I was only 8 when we moved to Texas from Virginia, so who knows what I really remember).

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pettybureaucrat

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from: pettybureaucrat
date: Feb. 7th, 2010 09:59 am (UTC)
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This is the most snow I've ever seen. Actually it has to be since the only heavier snowfall was in 1922. I haven't heard the official measurement yet, though.

The snow was so high and heavy that the pickup truck plowing our street got stuck. TWICE!

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ap_aelfwine

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from: ap_aelfwine
date: Feb. 8th, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
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Goodness, 27 inches is a lot even here in New England, and there... Well, I'm sorry you've had to deal with it, but glad you're getting through okay. Especially glad you've got your power restored.

I'd never thought of a satellite dish getting buried before, although I suppose this is mostly because when I've never had a satellite dish. Can't blame you for getting irritated.

Hope things are going well for both your daughters. Couple of friends of mine have taught in Japan--they've all seemed to enjoy it.

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pettybureaucrat

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from: pettybureaucrat
date: Feb. 8th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
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Even though the 'official' measurement at DC National airport was 'only' 18 inches, most localities around DC got a lot more.

I'll let my daughter in Japan know that. She's very excited and having studied in Japan during her junior year in college, she was just thrilled when her old advisor from school put her in touch with this program.

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