Anybody else iced in?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by muttmeister, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    It sounds like the whole middle of the country is under ice. It started raining here last night and it has been raining, sleeting, and snowing ever since. :blizzard: Part of the channels on my satellite TV are out but I do have power. I don't watch TV much anyway but I would like to see the local news and weather but that is what I can't get.
    DEx called this morning to tell me that all of the beautiful old trees in his yard are GONE - lying on his roof, his garage, his yard, his alley, and his street. He lives in Kansas; it is not quite that bad here. I did enjoy watching both of the dogs fall off the porch this morning. :cool-dog:
    I am inside, it is warm, I finished wrapping Christmas presents today, and I made a big pot of soup for tonight. I hope all of you are in and warm and safe.
  2. Star*

    Star* call 911

    OH GO ON-

    It's 82 here and everyone is turning on the air conditioning and running around in shorts.

    Not a real December to me. And I split wood for this? Whee
  3. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    83 here and so glad I'm not in ice, snow, wind, cold, rain. But a tad cooler would be nice. My next car is going to be a convertible!
  4. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Not iced in as yet, but an ice storm is on it's way.
    When I came home today, the sleet and freezing rain were just getting started.

    I was two towns east of here for a work meeting, and the commuter train I take normally shuts down at the slightest hint of bad weather (go figure, in Canada they don't know how to deal with snow and ice. :cold: ) so at lunchtime I bolted from the meeting and came home.

    I haven't looked out the window in a couple of hours, but I can hear the freezing rain drumming against the window. The roads must be miserable.
  5. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Loan Ranger, Meowbunny?
    Trade you.

    How about a few neat stacks of snowballs for some of that lovely sunshine. Born and raised here, but I'm just not cut out for the cold.

  6. wakeupcall

    wakeupcall Well-Known Member

    It's 85 here is south Texas....record heat. Amazing. I just hope it stays warm for my daughter and family to visit from MA for Christmas!!!
  7. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    70 degrees today and 76 degrees tomorrow here in the deep south. I wouldn't mind a little winter weather to get me in the holiday spirit.

    However, I'd just as soon skip the whole ice storm thing.

    :rofl: :rofl:

    Hope everyone is safe and sound.

  8. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    We were iced in but now its raining now, so we're hoping for a meltdown!!
  9. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    Rained buckets all day but now it's making a suspicious clinking noise against the window. I refuse to look! We still have a couple of inches of snow in spite of all the rain.

    To all you southerners, I will trade you the white stuff *plus* an inflatable Santa that has an icesicle hanging from his hat down to his waist along with a 4-inch ice dam in the gutters for some of that warm stuff! How can you pass up an offer like that? :rofl:
  10. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    You northerners are welcome to visit but, sorry, no trades here. I had my share of snow and ice, tyvm.
  11. It's way too warm here... send us a little of your cold weather, but not too much now...
  12. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member're the first CD member to ever hope for a "meltdown".
    :rofl: DDD

    Sorry for any and all of you facing such cold conditions. When it drops before 70 around here....everyone grabs a jacket or a sweater!
  13. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    We got ice Saturday night and into Sunday. Monday our schools were delayed and schools to the north closed. Today it rained all day. The roads aren't icy, just wet. That is supposed to change overnight however. They are calling for ice then 1-2 inches of snow on top. That ought to be lovely driving. Hope everyone to the west who has had the worst of it is doing ok.

  14. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    As I'm typing this weather bug says it's 63 degrees outside. Our high today was 67. I put the dogs into the yard to play despite the mud puddles and opened the windows for a breath of fresh air while I had the chance.

    Hmmmmm. I don't know if the ice is supposed to come here or not. I don't watch tv except on a rare occasion. (watched Jack Frost with Aubrey tonite lol) But weather bug says snow by friday night, no mention of ice.

    Already been there done that with an ice storm the year we moved into this house. Not exactly how we planned to celebrate xmas. No electricity, freezing. Heating the house with my gas stove. Hope to God we won't have to repeat it. Took them 2+ wks to get the power back on that time.

    For those who are iced in, stay warm and stay safe.


  15. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Ice and snow here and we still had to go to school today. Our school district hates to close. It took me over an hour to drive to work today and about the same the way home. Then I came home and shoveled! I so wanted a snow day. I'm still pouting about it!
  16. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    We got snowed in (and iced in) while on holiday in New Zealand but otherwise we've had no experience of this. It just doesn't get cold enough in Australia, for ice storms. We've seen film of ice storms though, and I don't envy anyone having to deal with THAT. I just hope you've laid in a lot of supplies of firewood, batteries, non-perishable food and warm clothing. And drinking water, for when the pipes freeze.

    My sister spent three years working in Canada in t he 60s, she sent us photos of ice storms and one fascinating series of photos of firemen trying to put out a fire, in temperatures way below freezing. The water in their hoses was freezing almost as soon as it hit the air - it was falling as ice, she said. Didn't do the burning house much good. When she finally came home after spending yet another year away from home, in England - she said she never wanted to see snow again!

    Here, it's not a lot like summer, either. I've had to wear a cotton jumper on and off the last couple of days, it's been about 20C and damp. We get the occasional splash of real rain but mostly it's like fine mist. Out west they've been getting a lot more and we got more overnight and over the last few days up in the hills, so we're now flooded in (as distinct from iced in). I've got to drive easy child 2/difficult child 2 to see her specialist and we're leaving early because we'll probably have to drive the long way around. The road floods about 30 km away, but to drive there, find it flooded - another 20 km to get around it, then 40 km to get back home afterwards.

    The sea temperature is 21C, which is warmer than the air temperature!

    The forecast is for continuous stormy/damp weather with an occasional clear day. This means we're likely to have a summer of floods. But at least the dams are getting water, too - Warragamba Dam, Sydney's main supply, is back to over 50%!

    Every so often the sun burns off some cloud and I take my cotton jumper off and change into shorts. Unless the rain is really bucketting down we don't bother with umbrellas or raincoats - I don't, anyway, because I only have one spare hand (the other uses my crutch) and my spare hand gets too tired to carry an umbrella. Wearing a raincoat in an Aussie summer makes you feel like you're sitting in a sauna. The rain here is warm, we don't worry about getting wet. husband wears a hat (Aussie Akubra). easy child 2/difficult child 2 will deliberately go out into a warm summer rain just to cool off.

    Today is our designated day for watering the garden, after 4 pm. I don't think we'll be needing to, at last.

    The school year is winding down, maybe on Friday when we have a break in the rain forecast, I can take difficult child 3 to the beach for a swim.

    I wish I could teleport myself over to you guys for a visit, and that I could teleport you guys over here to give you some warm respite. I think you would even enjoy our warm rain. We still have a lot of spring flowers and the fragrance is heavenly; a mix of frangipani, jasmine and orange blossom smells, from the Murraya, the Star Jasmine, the lilies and, of course, frangipani. The gardenias are all flowering too, thankful for the rain. For me, they're the smells of Christmas.

  17. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    No ice here, but lots of rain!

    Hope everyone stays safe!
  18. goldenguru

    goldenguru New Member

    We got snow yesterday. Most schools closed hereabouts today.

    But, heh, we live in Michigan. What should we expect??
  19. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    We have at least a foot of snow on the ground from last week and it's four degrees right now, brutal this early even for Wisconsin. However, I'm a weirdo who finds cold days cozy and nice. I dress warm and enjoy--never liked the heat and don't really wish it was eighty degrees here. And I'd be sad if I couldn't wear my soft, warm jammies to bed! And Christmas without snow and a bite in the air just ain't Christmas to me.
    The roads are clear, I'm headed out for the day and life is good :wink:
  20. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Is a jumper a sweater in English? JUST KIDDING!!!!!