Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Why I didn't go to work this morning

This is what happens when a) it snows all day; b) it rains for an hour; c) the temps go down to 15˚ during the night; d) two inches of ice are created under the snow; and e) the snowplow scrapes off the snow.

We watched the gal up the street try to get down - she slid all the way. She couldn't stop at the bottom, where our road hits the main road through town, and slid all the way across into the garage on the other side. Our neighbor Tom C has a small bulldozer - he put the chains on it, and then tried to get going. He got no traction, even with a bulldozer, and gave up.






We put heavy plastic sheeting over the bedroom windows with duct tape - even our heavy duty thermal curtains couldn't keep out the cold.



Don worked for two hours to clear the berm from behind my Jeep - so that later, if the cinder truck makes it up our street, I can try to get down. I need to go to the school board meeting tonight. But first, it will take an hour to scrape the thick layer of ice off the Jeep - I'm going to have to try to break it just to get the door open to get in.

This is southern California, believe it or not!

9 comments:

martha said...

what a mess! I hope they cancel the meeting!

Nancy said...

I want snow! No ice - just snow!

Dee said...

Global warming is a bummer! LOL

We had the granddaddy of all ice storms about 5 years ago. We live in a neighborhood with lots of old trees...we looked like Bastogne when the storm was over.

Stay safe and warm!

Merry Christmas!

Kathy A. said...

Well, thats enough to make one want to curl up in bed with a warm blanket and come out again when it's all gone. That is some mess!! Hope it is cleared away soon.

Melody said...

we are having our share of this craptastic winter weather too! hope they cancel your meeting, so you can stay home and stitch!!

Daffycat said...

Ooo, yuck! We missed out on the snow this time around but it is sooo cold! I'm all ready for spring and winter hasn't even started...

Bonnie said...

Oh wow... that looks almost like what we have here in the Pocono Mountain area of PA. I was trying to figure out where in So Cal you are ... we lived in Upland, before we left for the east coast. I'm amazed at the snow unless you are close to Mt. Baldy or the pass on the way to the desert. Stay warm and share those pics! B. institcheswithbonnie.blogspot.com

Charlene said...

No way! California? I hope they cancelled meetings - how could anyone get about? Stitching and warm cup'a something would have been my only thought!!

MysteryKnitter said...

I am sad for such weather conditions.