Winter’s Mean

We are finally getting a break from the Polar Vortex/Arctic Blast mess from the last two weeks.

Winter is cold but rarely this cold.  It was 5 degrees with a windchill of -7.  This is Pennsylvania…not Minnesota!

We had snow, ice and freezing rain.  I’m pretty sure we have hit every type of precipitation there is to out there.

We even were able to make artwork from the frost that grew on our storm door.  The truth is out there people!  It was so cold that we didn’t go out much at all.  The dogs hated it and so did we.

There was even a snow day.  In Adult that  just translates into work-from-home.  I tried to drive to work but the roads were very dangerous.  It just wasn’t worth it.  My boss thankfully called and said stay home as I was going back home, lol.

One good thing we did discover was the laundry room is long enough to play Cornhole.  It was nice to have an outdoor activity to do indoors, lol.  We had to move the snow shovels and boots but good time had by all!

 

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Snowy Fridays

Yesterday was 63 degrees.  Today it’s Snowing.  Oh March, you are a funny bunny.

I was hoping to get a picture of the cows in the snow but they were too busy eating.

This was the best I could do.  I did catch the hundred or so geese who stopped in the field until the storm moves on.

It’s really pretty.  The roads are wet but clear and this storm won’t be cumbersome.  All in all…not a bad way to begin the weekend!

I Can Predict The Weather

I have a disease that affects my bones and joints for the most part.  It also gives me the superpower of predicting the weather.  Like today, I’m all achy and fatigued.  That says temperature change and precipitation of some kind.

It’s not a superpower I really want.  If I could manipulate the weather, that would be a cooler superpower.  Storm looked neat and she controlled the weather.  It helped her fly…so that’s cool too.  Although, now that I think about it I’m afraid of heights.  So maybe not as cool as I thought, unless hovering two feet from the ground is considered cool.

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Okay this post has spun out of control in a “you’re kinda crazy” way.

Forecast…rain.

Vacation – Went To The Beach, Beach, Beach

Every year my Wife sings her song called “Going to the Beach, Beach, Beach” just before we go on vacation.  I love it!  This year she added Chip-n-Dale’s “We’re On Vacation” song which is a kicky little ditty!  Every year we have a tradition to put Bobby Rydell’s song Wildwood Days on the radio when we pull into Wildwood for Vacation.  This year we sang it loudly!!!

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My next couple of posts will be vacation posts.  This picture starts it all off with seeing the dolphins.  If you look closely you can see it just below the boat.  These guys were hard to capture on camera but I did get this one picture.

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The water was perfect and it was hot, hot, hot on the beach with a wonderfully refreshing breeze.  Leaving it each day was so difficult.  One day we stayed until almost 7 pm.  Even then I didn’t want to leave it!

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We had one hazy day but it made for some neat pictures.

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Tomorrow I will regale you with my pictures of The People of the Beach.

Snow? HA HA HA…Just Kidding

The weather folks had our region in a panic with a “huge” snowstorm that was going to hit us on Sunday/Monday.  They called for 10″-14″ of snow and more along the Shore locations.

What we got was about an 1-1/2″ of light puffy snow.  The precipitation didn’t start at 6 pm like they predicted on Sunday.  It started around 9 pm and began as rain, not snow.
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It sleet for a bit and we expected to see 6-8″ of snow when we woke up but what there was on the ground hysterically less.  Bean turned on the news and they said don’t worry (who was worrying?) the wraparound band of snow would produce “A HALF OF A FOOT” of snow.  You know, ’cause that sounds like more that what it is…6″ of snow.

Guess what happened with the wraparound band of snow?  Um…NOTHING.  It gave us perhaps an additional dusting and that was it.  So all of those schools that put in that they were closed the night before the impending doom wasted a day off.  The smart ones waited and aired on the side of caution by calling a 2-hr. delay.

It all didn’t matter to me much since I wasn’t going to work.  I was felled by a stomach virus and spent the day feeling like ick.

What a waste of money all those satellite projections, computer calculations and Street View 3000!  Want the weather report…ask a farmer or look out the window.  You have about the same chance of guessing what’s going to happen as the local weather guy.