m16a wrote:Right outside Philly, it looks like we have a fluffy 6 inches or so laying around, with the snow still steadily falling and the weather saying the worst is yet to come apparently...
It's coming, believe me. We have nearly two feet in the D.C. suburbs. Besides a little shoveling, I haven't left my house yet today and probably won't tomorrow either.
Good luck, guys. A ton of snow really sucks. Last time I thought a bunch of snow was cool was the blizzard of '78, when I got a month off school. Otherwise, it's a serious charley-foxtrot. Even worse that this is one of the biggest travel weeks of the year.
This reminds me that I need to get gas and 2-cycle oil for my snow thrower.
I was hoping this wouldn't come, but just got a weather alert for snow. Wed. night through Fri. morning they're currently predicting up to 7" of the white. (insert joke). I know that's not much compared to what some areas get, but Indianapolis becomes a post-apocalyptic disaster zone when we just get flurries. 7 will shut much of the town down.
most of the area got 4-5". The mayor encouraged anyone who could leave work early to do so, to disperse the evening rush hour. To play it safe I packed up my work laptop and left at lunch
I love my snow machine. It's over thirty years old and hasn't been started in a year. I put in a fresh fuel mixture, primed it, plugged it in and hit start and it fired up within 3 seconds.
The guy down the street shoveling gave me an envious look. But, he's not elderly and I'm not ORS, so I didn't do my neighbor's drives. (they were already done, and I did at least make an effort not to throw all my snow into their shoveled area.) I did clear most of the sidewalks around the cul-de-sac, since we're technically supposed to keep those unobstructed.