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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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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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