Sunday, February 7, 2010

Six More Weeks of THIS????

Why did that silly, little groundhog have to see his shadow? I can't take six more weeks of Winter!

I enjoy living in a place that has all four seasons. I just wish Winter were shorter...preferably one week duration, with one snowfall guaranteed. Yeah, that would be nice.

My little Ford Ranger's been plowed-in in my condo parking lot, and the snow shovels are at the house. I needed to check on things at the house and shovel the snow there, so I walked the 6.1 miles to make sure everything was okay, shovel the sidewalk, clear a path to the house, and clean off the decks. When I got to the house, I was thrilled to see that one of our neighbors used his snowblower to clear the entire front sidewalk of the houses on Grove Avenue. Thanks Jamie!!

For the next four hours, I did the other shoveling duties. The snow was light and fluffy on top but had an icy, slushy base. My estimate (based on the width of the snow shovel placed on end as a measuring stick) is that we had 26" of snow at our house. That's a lot of snow for DC! Then I walked the 6.1 miles home, with a snow shovel, so I can dig out my Ford Ranger tomorrow. I'm too tired to do that tonight.

Did I mention that Andreas is in Key West, FL for work this weekend? Poor guy missing out on all the fun here. Here are some pictures of the snow.


  1. Does this mean it will be six weeks until we get another post?


    Okay, not really, but I have been wondering what you guys are up to.

  2. Okay, I hear that you've moved in, so we clearly need an update!

  3. Daniel wants an update as well.

  4. Jazzfanatic, Patty, and yzr: Apologies for the long wait. Despite the fact that the official move happened on February 13, I have only spent about 10 days here so far - I've been away that much - and in the time that we've had here, we were busy trying to remember ... was it this box that had the coffee maker in it? And, where did my epaulettes go?

    I have a little more time now (I'm in bed with a herniated disk - actually, for the medically inclined, a sequestered disk: that's when the disk slips out so far that a piece of it falls off and sort of sits around on it's own in the spinal canal - resulting in some excrutiating pain since it's squeezing on my S-1 nerve) so I've posted two entries for you today. Unfortunately no pictures (I don't know how to post pictures from the iPhone and as you'll read we don't yet have Internet service here), but at least some update!