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By ana (Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 11:16:54 AM EST) snow (all tags)
I'm done now.


So those who care about such things will have heard that last week, about 4 days before Christmas, there was a huge blizzard in Colorado. Closed the Denver airport for a couple days, made a mess of people's travel. Fortunately, we were still a few days from travel, and things straightened themselves out more or less before we had to travel.

Fast forward a week, and whammo! another storm.


Toxicfur digging out the rented car.

It started coming down yesterday morning, canceling dinner plans with a friend. As of this morning it's about 16" deep here at my folk's house. We managed to dig the car out before my dad's friend with the blade on his pickup came for the 2nd time and cleared the driveway. I waited in the street with the car while he plowed the drive, and wondered if the little Mazda 3 would make it up the hill again in the snow.

Hope things get saner before we fly out Sunday morning. We're thinking of getting a hotel closer to the airport for Saturday night, so there's less traveling to do in the morning. Hm. I wonder who has free wifi... Or if there are any rooms to be had, given the weather problems.

New camera is much fun.

Mom went in and got a cast on her foot, and rented a small wheelchair, which works better on the carpet than the secretary chair she was using before. It's gonna be a long 6 weeks for her.

Did I mention that it's still snowing?

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re: poll by theantix (4.00 / 2) #1 Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 11:31:29 AM EST
I would, but the airport is closed!
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You must have MY snow! by me0w (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 12:09:25 PM EST
There is no snow here. None. My brother's girlfriend wanted a white Xmas ... he had to go steal 'snow' from the local hockey arenas. No snow. Nothing. Zip.

Please send it my way.


"the only reason we PMS is because our uterus is screaming at our brain to go out, get fucked, and have a baby ... and it makes us angry."

I'm told... by ana (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 12:11:10 PM EST
it's starting to move northeastward. But it might be rain by the time it gets there.

Regular, or decaf abomination? --Kellnerin

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mostly raining in MN. by MillMan (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 12:12:50 PM EST
also, ha ha on the snow. Poor tf.

When I'm imprisoned as an enemy combatant, will you blog about it?

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Yes, poor tf. by toxicfur (4.00 / 1) #5 Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 12:24:30 PM EST
The South doesn't have a lot going for it, but it would be a sign of the coming apocalypse for my mom's place to get nearly 2 feet of snow in a couple of days. I never even held a snow shovel until the first time I visited ana....

Ah, the things we do for love. ;)
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inspiritation: the effect of irritating someone so much it inspires them to do something about it. --BuggEye

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this is terrible of me by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 02:01:00 PM EST
because while the 0 made me sad, the little sad face by it made it all better. sucks you can't make it, though.
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Dance On, Gir!
I'm sorry we can't be there. by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 02:39:20 PM EST
It's 3 days after $evil_project goes in, and I can't see myself being fit company for anybody for at least a week after. I hope ya'll have a wonderful and beautiful day.
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inspiritation: the effect of irritating someone so much it inspires them to do something about it. --BuggEye
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we'll do our best by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #16 Sat Dec 30, 2006 at 12:13:07 PM EST
but you really ought to come out sometime and visit anyway.
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16 inches of snow is annoying but hardly crippling by clover kicker (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 02:03:24 PM EST
I'd expect the mountains to routinely get storms like that.

Well, by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 02:38:13 PM EST
This is 16" on top of the 2 feet (blown into 3-4' drifts) they got shortly before we arrived. It looks like everything will be fine in terms of travel, but it is annoying in the meantime.

I do feel better since we got the car uncovered. Even if I'm not planning to go anywhere, I start to get cabin feverish if I know I can't go anywhere.
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inspiritation: the effect of irritating someone so much it inspires them to do something about it. --BuggEye

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That's fairly typical winter in these parts by clover kicker (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 03:04:39 PM EST
I guess I expected the mountains to have outrageous winters, maybe it's Montana that sets all the snowfall records.

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They've had a lot by ana (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 03:58:41 PM EST
of snow in the high country; this is along the foothills, and so somewhat unusual. Though the esteemed voters of Denver have bounced several mayors for their inability to keep the streets plowed after yet another Storm Of The Decade. Hence Frederico Peña, one time Secretary of Transportation, and before that, failed Mayor of Denver.

Regular, or decaf abomination? --Kellnerin

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you're optimistic by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #12 Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 04:06:53 PM EST
That's good.  I am sure they'll have the airport at full operational force by Sunday.  Optimism!

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I would give you a 2. by toxicfur (4.00 / 1) #13 Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 04:08:54 PM EST
But my nick isn't "garlic."
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inspiritation: the effect of irritating someone so much it inspires them to do something about it. --BuggEye
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this never gets old. by garlic (4.00 / 1) #17 Sun Dec 31, 2006 at 05:52:28 AM EST
until today, the last time I rated a comment was november, 2005.


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It was just a gentle joke. by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #18 Sun Dec 31, 2006 at 12:24:51 PM EST
Please don't take offense. Though I think it would be funny if you had rated my comment a "2." ;)
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inspiritation: the effect of irritating someone so much it inspires them to do something about it. --BuggEye
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just a little jealous by R343L (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 05:37:43 PM EST
But then, I don't want to have to dig crap out of the snow, so not so much. Unfortunately our more tame trip "into the snow" (i.e. up into the Sierra) was postponed due to car trouble. So maybe we'll go get stuck in the snow in a couple weeks...

Rachael

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot

I'll trade you by codemonkey uk (2.00 / 0) #15 Sat Dec 30, 2006 at 12:34:26 AM EST
my wind and rain for your snow

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Almost as Smart As you.
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