Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Another Weather Forecast Blunder

After posting the below photos and rant....the snow continued to come down, with some wind it looked like about 4 inches of dry, lite, I headed out to sweep and shovel the walks.....about half way through I said to myself "The Hell With This"....went to the garage and fired up the snow blower, I have not used it since last winter, but Patricia has....with the back problems, I figured better not to risk it....the tossing this good sized machine around would not have been good a month or two ago....but it started right up and I did the dirty work, the back feels no ill effects, so far.......

This is how far I've come since the Epidural no means 100%...but at least 75 to 80 per cent better than it was Christmas week and before........I feel ready for Baseball Season....that story tomorrow.

Tonight we have our first local meeting in Van Wert, Garry Mosier and I will head north, Sam will miss the first meeting, as he is on his way to Baltimore, Maryland, with a RV..going to the docks with one that will be shipped off to Europe. We have 7 local meetings, you need to attend 4 local rules meetings to stay licensed(plus the one State Meeting we attended last week)....Sam should have no problem getting to 4 of the next 6.

{photos-The Yard Machine in the Drive Way..if you notice I used a "flash" when taking these 2 digital photos...note the flash hitting the flakes as they float down...pretty cool I thought}

I have a long drive way, and it's not paved, it has a few tons of high quality "pea gravel" the "Snow Machine" is set up a half inch high to avoid the tossing of rocks at the cars and house...but sometimes you pick some up anyway....always a challenge.

Last week the ever-so-accurate weather folks were calling for 5 to 9 inches of the white stuff and had another "Winter Storm Warning" out for the west Ohio area....they blew it, and nobody complained. Last night they were calling for 10 degrees with mixed snow "showers"....instead we got about 3 inches of the fluffy white stuff....the highway crews were not ready, so the roads are a slippery mess......think I'll go back to reading the "Farmers Almanac" and forget the weather channel.

The stuff is light enough I won't have to dig out the blower though and a push broom should do the trick....back later.

{Various Photos this morning of the overnight "dusting"}

1 comment:

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Love the pictures, and glad to hear you're feeling better. Playin' with that snow blower sounds like fun. I wanted to do that when I visited Wisconsin, but the kid got to it first. Friggin' brat!