Welcome to Northwest Indiana!!! Last week I had posted about horrible windstorms damaging/stealing my shed from my yard… Today I am here to talk about our current Blizzard… As of this morning, have around 10 inches of snow in the yard. It’s the evil nasty stuff with an inch of heavy slush under it. We are talking back-breaking shoveling out there not to mention slick and dangerous driving.
We are currently under a “Red -State of Emergency” which translates into “Time to blog since I have a 2 hour work delay”, I am lucky that for once I didn’t have to drive in regardless. Normally the boss is pretty adamant about being there under any sircimstances, but recently, Indiana started color coding the levels of road conditions and Red means a class B misdemeanor and up to $2500 in fines if you are non-emergency personnel. Sadly, many business owners appear to think that serving McDonalds Breakfast or pouring Dunkin Donuts coffee constitutes an emergency, thus the huge fines. According to my facebook page, several business owners don’t really care and require attendance none-the-less.
Some of you may live outside the snowbelt, so I brought along some pictures – PLEASE consider yourself notified that I did NOT take these pictures, I lifted them off our local newspaper website at http://www.nwitimes.com/digital/photos/gallery-snowstorm-slams-the-region/collection_d2f505f0-2f18-5b1e-9b0f-865573739e1b.html so feel free to browse the rest of the pics there.
What most of the world considers a snowstorm to look like…
Beautiful yes???? How about…
Looks cold, but still kind pretty. Now for those of us that live around here, Snowstorms look more like this.
and during a state of emergency it looks a lot like this..
Nothing sucks more than being trapped on the side of the road in the cold waiting for someone to get to YOUR emergency after handling the 150 people who landed in a ditch before you did. On the upside, the tow-truck and snowplow guys are very happy this week 🙂
The snow has tampered off, the wind is starting to die down so the drifting and blowing snow are becoming less of an issue. Life will return to normal just as soon as everyone gets their cars dug out, since the nice snowplow men tend to leave huge piles at the ends of our driveways that we get to shovel… again. I consider this Karma to all those people who toss or snowblow their snow into the street for the plows to get, not fair to the rest of us, but such is life.
Anyway, those of you within the storm, please stay safe and warm and those of you in warmer climes….. You Lucky Dogs!!! 🙂