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Dusting Off My LJ

So... It's been a while. I also am so behind on my F-List that it isn't even funny. Please drop me a comment if there is something I should absolutely see that has been posted in the last 3 weeks or so.

My hiatus started when I went to St. Louis for my niece's gymnastics meet (in which she got 1st all around for her age group!) at the end of January and then I got sick. I lost my voice and coughed up both lungs repeatedly. I wonder how I can still breathe actually. I still have a bit of a cough going on and I'm tired of it lingering.

In other news, yesterday we got hit with our third largest single day snow fall in recorded weather history for our town (1st was Christmas 2004 and 2nd was back in 1978). We ended up with 11-12" and it has shut most everything down. Today is my second day at home and I'm not really sure how I will get the car out to the main road from the driveway and alley behind our house. I will attempt it tomorrow I think when hopefully the main roads will be a little more clear. What's not helping is the below 0 temps that have set in meaning nothing is melting anytime soon. Damn groundhog.

The roomie and I took a walk yesterday and saw several stuck cars and helped push one we were close enough to. Definitely don't want to be one of them.

Here's some pictures to enjoy:

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So how is everyone else?

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annieb1955
Feb. 17th, 2015 07:24 pm (UTC)
Hope you feel better soon. I'm still trying to get back into my fandom life after a year of mostly just not having time for it.I've been hating the hot weather here at the moment but seeing your pics I'm thinking we're not so badly off.
kaylashay
Feb. 17th, 2015 10:57 pm (UTC)
We were doing perfectly fine this winter until this week. :(
jo_anne_storm
Feb. 17th, 2015 07:46 pm (UTC)
Most of the time I really miss living in TN. I'm seriously looking forward to going back.

But...

The high in El Paso is 60 today, down from the 70s yesterday. The rest of the week is in the 70s.

Yeah, enjoy that snow.
kaylashay
Feb. 17th, 2015 10:58 pm (UTC)
Envious of your high temps... at least we got the snow. Nashville and other TN areas got the ice instead. Although we have a chance for that on Friday I think. Enjoy your temps while you have them!
hawk_soaring
Feb. 17th, 2015 11:38 pm (UTC)
Pretty pretty snow. :) Sorry you've been sick. Been there. This stuff going around is tough! Take care.
kaylashay
Feb. 19th, 2015 11:42 pm (UTC)
I figured you'd like the snow! I'd ship it all to you if I could. We had another 1.5" yesterday and then tomorrow we are getting the wintry mix of snow/sleet/freezing rain before it hopefully changes to rain Saturday. They just put us in another winter storm watch, so...
hawk_soaring
Feb. 20th, 2015 12:09 am (UTC)
We're looking at more snow as well. And possibly ice on Sunday. I love the snow. The ice? Not so much.
avamclean
Feb. 18th, 2015 12:59 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about your illness, sweetie. I'm glad you're feeling better though.

Snow is pretty, but I'm glad I'm enjoying it through your pictures and not in person. ;)
kaylashay
Feb. 19th, 2015 11:43 pm (UTC)
I'll ship every last inch of it to you... It should melt before it gets there, so you'll be okay. :)
kaylashay
Feb. 19th, 2015 11:44 pm (UTC)
I'll ship every last inch of it to you... It should melt before it gets there, so you'll be okay. :)
josgotglock
Feb. 18th, 2015 03:21 am (UTC)
Good to see you again! Hope you feel better soon, I know that crap is nasty that's going around. Lovely pics of the snow. I try not to talk a lot about how nice it is down here, as its been in the 80's and forecast looks like the next week will be too. So, can't complain, and I feel bad for the people who are still suffering in the winter. Its the main reason we moved down here, that, and being close to family. :) Big hugs!! Take care of yourself!
kaylashay
Feb. 19th, 2015 11:45 pm (UTC)
We had actually done good this winter and then it decided to hit all at once. I'm blaming the groundhog I think. :)
sinfulslasher
Feb. 18th, 2015 08:53 pm (UTC)
*glomps*

I kept meaning to email you to make sure you hadn't gotten abducted by aliens!!!

Sooo jealous of your snow. *wants*
kaylashay
Feb. 19th, 2015 11:46 pm (UTC)
*glomps back*

No aliens, unless they are sinus infected snow aliens... *ponders*

And I'll ship all this mess to Germany gladly. We just got put in another winter storm watch for tomorrow. I'm tired of it and my car is not looking happy. It will need a good bath when this is all over.
basilio_the_cat
Apr. 11th, 2015 08:59 pm (UTC)
a very late comment
ahhh... snow.... *sighs fondly*

Something that I have missed greatly and have not seen in quantities comparable to your pictures since last season, I think.

We almost completely missed proper winter weather this season. The sustaining temp in January and February has wavered between +5 and -5 Celcius, with December and March not much better (colder), when "real" winter should be somewhere between -10 and -25. February is actually (usually) our coldest month and it is not uncommon for temperature to drop to 30 degrees and below, even if only for a few days.

I did manage to get my winter coat out of the closet to replace the spring coat - (in December or early January? I can't remember anymore). But I only got to wear it for about a week before admitting defeat and putting it back into the closet; I always got way too hot wearing it and just added layers to my spring coat for in-transit.

Even snowfalls, period, have been relatively rare this season - the little that did come down either melted and gave us muddy and/or wet contitions, or was turned to ice by the constantly fluctuating temperature (+5 one day, -5 the next).

It has been kinda depressing.

... We can't even hope for a nice summer to balance it out because that has been down the crapper for many years now. Our summer months and actual summer days very rarely match up [based on the experience of past ~7 years] and getting a full month of cumulative summer days is a lucky experience - not to even mention how rare it is to get a full month of **consequtive** summer days.

/end rant

Getting of my soapbox now. I haven't heard about nor paid direct attention very much to the weather in the States this winter season but I do remember something about some parts of the country getting unexpected amounts of snow. It was probably some of what we missed out on. .. I wonder if it had decided to go on a vacation (travelling)? :P
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