Mid-Atlantic peeps -- how did you fare in the storm?
We traveled to the family farm in WV the day after the big snow. Thank goodness for 4x4, that's all I can say. We still have a ton of snow, and the roads were very bad until yesterday.
Unfortunately, someone out our road had a heart attack, and the ambulance got stuck. My dad went out with his dozer to help, but the poor man died before the roads could be cleared. Very sad -- it sort of cast a pallor on the holidays for us.
oh my thats just awful! years ago my vet (who is also a treasured friend) had a stillborn son at christmas....it really was not a happy time that year or for a few years after that. Hopefully the man didnt suffer.
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We got about 4" of snow in the Greensboro area of NC. It was all still there when I left on Monday and according to friends up there there's still enough snow for a while christmas tomorrow. Definitely no snow here in southern coastal SC though
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We probably had about 8" of snow, which has now melted into muck due to the warmer temps. So, my paddock boots, which were more or less mud-free due to the snow, now are muddy again. At least we didn't lose electricity. A couple counties west of us were out-as in everyone!
As bad as it was here, equines and canines were insane enough to be out frolicking in the blizzard. Ok, fuzzy horses and furry dogs I can understand, but the Basset Hound?
We stayed home, but my nephew and family headed to family in mid-VA from Hickory NC (77 and 81) and a 5 or 6 hour trip took 20 hours, with a portion of that spent in a hotel, fortunately.
I'm thinkin' droughts may not be so bad....
I live in the Shenandoah Valley and we got a whopping 30" of snow!!!!! I don't remember ever seeing so much snow! We still have about 12" :-) It will be a nice, white Christmas for once. The roads were horrible and there is still a lot of refreeze going on at night. Never thought I'd have to shovel out trails in the snow for my dogs in the backyard.
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I'm in the Philly area, which got about a foot. I almost had a conniption during the storm though. I'm studying abroad next semester so I had to move out of my apartment and my Dad and I got snowed in! It was the worst semester ever too and I was sooo ready to leave. I couldn't even stick around in my apartment for my roommates' party because Dad insisted on staying at my sister's.
But now that I'm actually home the snow is nice-deep enough to play in but the roads are totally clear by now. Just took the nephew out for a couple of hours today and had a pretty good snowball fight with the neighbors, complete with fort (god love snow plows and cul-de-sacs).
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." ~John Wooden
We got 20" and there's 8-10" left now since it drifted a bit in the wind. We fared just fine - gotta love those 4x4's with big tires. My hubby also rolled out the four-wheeler with plow and cleared not only our driveway, but our neighbors's driveways as well. We got a lot of home-baked treats for a day or so after that.
Tomorrow we're supposed to get 8-10 hours of freezing rain starting just before dawn, with maybe a quarter inch of ice accumulation total. I'd rather have a repeat of the snow! We're supposed to go to my SIL's house for the day, but the family will postpone our Christmas celebration for a day if the weather is bad.
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