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11 February 2014 @ 10:22 pm
Bread and Milk Emergency  
I live in the Southern part of the US where they are calling for 6 - 10 inches of snow. For us, this is practically cataclysmic! We get a dusting periodically, which can shut down the state. Getting 6 - 10 inches will shut down the state for several days to a week. I know those of you who live in the "snow belt" don't understand this reaction to snow. But when you live in this part of the country, you just take for granted that if snow is in the forecast, you buy bread and milk and plan not to go anywhere until it melts.

It is forecast to begin around 9 a.m. tomorrow. That means I'll probably have my first class. But I seriously doubt I'll have Physics lab which doesn't start until 5:30. And chances are really good I won't have class Thursday. This means more words!! Unless we lose power. Then all bets are off.

We have camping equipment in case we do lose power. Mostly this means we can heat soup and I can brew coffee. We also have plenty of dog food.

The dogs love to play in the snow. I'll try to post some pictures if we get out in it!

To all of you in the path of this storm - stay home and stay safe. To those who consider 6 inches no big deal, please stop laughing at us!

Love to you all.
 
 
 
kaige68: Winterkaige68 on February 12th, 2014 03:31 am (UTC)
I would not laugh at you! I might smile a bit, but...

You don't budget for, nor have the equipment and supplies to maintain the roads for large amounts of snow and ice. With the occasional dusting, I'd be ticked if my state set aside vast $ for it.

Hunker down and stay safe.

They say we are getting it after you, but as of the last forecast I saw, they still couldn't predict it accurately.

The words will be awesome!! And if you lose power, find a pen!
Are 6 dogs too many?: quacktkeylasunset on February 12th, 2014 02:23 pm (UTC)
That's exactly the thing with us - why would we buy really expensive snow removal equipment we'd use once every 5 to 10 years?

You are welcome to giggle at me any time!

Stay safe if you get this storm!!!
Chris: Having a Bad Daysharpiesgal on February 12th, 2014 03:47 am (UTC)
I feel your pain. I suppose to get ice tomorrow. Thank God, I'm off from work.
a geek in such the wrong way: misc-rough roadhaldoor on February 12th, 2014 04:10 am (UTC)
I have complete and utter sympathy for you! No one in the snow places of the world seems to get that there are parts of it that very rarely get snow. We had a light dusting that immediately melted in 2012, and before that, we hadn't had it for 70 years (yes, SEVENTY), so I can imagine how it must slow things down. If we got any snow to actually stay on the ground, I'm sure our city would grind to a complete halt.

Good luck through the storm, and I hope you don't lose power. Looking forward to seeing the dogs in the snow, my dear! *warm hugs*
tarnishedangel2: Chin's pouty face is ADORABLE!!! : )tarnishedangel2 on February 12th, 2014 04:49 am (UTC)
Hi, Tkeyla

Fellow sympathizing Southern Belle here. The north GA mountains are supposed to get 8-10 inches with freezing rain and sleet accumulations of an inch before hand which guarantees black ice and probably power outages. UGH!!! In preparation for this I went to the grocery store, the bank (I always like to have cash on hand during this kind of weather), and I ordered dinner from Pizza Hut (a bad weather tradition for me) and put out extra hay for the horses today. I've seen this kind of storm once before. It was March 1993, and I was a senior in high school. We lost power for a week and a half, and it was two weeks before we could get on the roads. I had to make up class in the summer. It seems every 20 years or so we get one of these storms, and this winter was prime for it. BLAH!!! : (

I just really really want this winter to be over, or in lieu of that for this kind of weather to stay up North where it belongs and where folks are used to it!!! *growls under breath*

Stay warm and safe and hug the doggies for me. : )

Tarnished
bookaddict43: dontmakesensebookaddict43 on February 12th, 2014 05:29 am (UTC)
I'm not laughing! *hugs* I'd never seen snow till I went to Europe and nearly froze to death. (an exaggeration!)

Folks here laugh when I complain of the cold. I'm from warmer climes and think anything under 26 (78) is cold!
Lizet Elainesimplyn2deep on February 12th, 2014 06:22 am (UTC)
oh god! I want to bundle up all my snowy friends and bring them here!
McDanno Isa O'caan: bootymcdanno_isa on February 12th, 2014 09:42 am (UTC)
Grab your sister and your 6 puppies and come to the Brazilian summer!
I can not imagine what that's like! My prayers for a milder storm, and that you stay safe with energy. Hope you get some pictures with the dogs.
Have a nice day my friend.
bluedelftbluedelft on February 12th, 2014 12:04 pm (UTC)
I'm not laughing but I might have been smiling a bit.....you forgive me right ;-)

Stay safe and warm!!!!! That is what matters!

Think they said this storm is going to hit 16 states and we're in the line of it all day tomorrow. We're suppose to get snow and turn over to rain. That's what they're saying for the moment but it seems to change everytime I listen to the news.
kaige68: Winterkaige68 on February 12th, 2014 03:03 pm (UTC)
I'm getting all snow!!! :P

Wait... damn.
lou_clou_c on February 12th, 2014 01:03 pm (UTC)
I totally get it. If it snowed here we'd never, ever handle it. Although, it'd pretty much be a sign that the world was actually ending.

Stay warm and safe!
antesqueluzantesqueluz on February 12th, 2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
I feel ya! We closed up shop early today, just before it got cold enough for the snow to actually stick. Hopefully it won't ice too much. Stay warm, bb!