March 5, 2015

This is Bullshit

Yeah, that's right.  Bullshit.  We've barely gotten rid of the first Kentucky Snowmageddon before...

BOOM!  Here's 15 more inches of snow!  Gee thanks Mother Nature.  I hate you.
These are just cell phone photos.  I want to go out with the DSLR.  It's just...  so much freaking snow! And it's cold and wwwaahhhh!!

When I stepped off the back steps, this happened.  Up to my knees.  MY KNEES PEOPLE.

This is more snow than I have ever seen in my lifetime.  I fear that this is also going to become our new normal.  Global warming isn't going to go away.  Summers will get hotter, Winters will get colder, snowier.  We better start getting prepared now.

February 23, 2015

Escape from Housecatraz

I escaped from my house today. It took me four tries to get out of my driveway, but I made it!  The kids were out of school for their sixth snow day in a row.  I'm not excited about the idea of when they will make up these days, but I also am not too excited about them being in a bus on these roads. Many of the main roads are fine and clear, but we are a fairly rural county and many of the back roads are still hazardous.

Having a little "nail surgery" done...
We had plenty of supplies, but our #firstworldproblem was that Kaia and I needed to get our nails re-did!  She's a chronic nail biter.  She got it from her mama (and a little from her dad too) and she's asked for a while to get fake nails.  I put it off for many reasons, mainly because she was too young (in my opinion) and that they aren't the best things in the world.  However, since she's finally starting to like things like dresses and make-up and is nearly in high school, I said we'd go get our nails done together.

First time there and she chose pink polish.  What?!?!  They were stupid cute, but since it was her first time having fingernails of any kind, she was pretty rough on them.  I'm still not sure what she did to a few of them, but I know her little sister broke one.  I teased her and picked at her for abusing the sacred nails.  All in good fun.  This time around she got black polish.  *facepalm*

Then...  this happened.
Waiting for them to dry AT THE SALON, I accidentally bumped my thumb.  Kaia laughed at me.  Said it was pay back.  Then....
Oh. My. Gawd.
I did it again to the other thumb!  Before I even left the nail place.  *double facepalm*  Kaia then teased me and picked on me for abusing the sacred nails.

Kaia - 1, Me - 0.

February 20, 2015

Apparently I'm a Dumbass

I complained that I had one snowflake in my yard whilst Boston had snow that would cover my entire house.

Mother Nature thought she be all cute and shit and decided to dump a foot of snow on the majority of Kentucky.  I apologize to my fellow Kentuckians.  I will never again complain about my singular snowflake.

The far left and far right of this panorama is supposed to be the roadway.
Residents of more northerly areas sit back and laugh at the sheer panic that has ensued, but let me tell you a little sumpin' sumpin'...  WE DON'T GET THIS MUCH SNOW HERE.  In fact, the last time Kentucky got this much snow at one time?  1968.  That's right... almost 50 years ago.

And it's not even the "good" snow.  It's powdery so not good for snowmen or fort making and so deep we can't get a good sled path.  Poor little Rowan wanted nothing but to go outside and play in the snow.  All she did was stand at the door or window watching it snow.  We finally bundled her up and let her go.

Once she finally figured out how to walk in snow up to her butt, off she went!

After missing work on Monday and Tuesday,  Chris decided to try to get out on Wednesday morning. He, my dad, and son spent several hours on Tuesday trying to dig out as much of the driveway as they could.  But still...

Stuck.  Half in the road too.  One of our neighbors came buy with his farm truck and pulled him out then came back later with a front loader and shoveled the big hump of snow left from the snow plow out of the way of the end of the driveway.  But during the day, the fiercely intense winds started and caused a snow drift a foot deep across the middle of the drive.  So he's had to park the car at the far end of the driveway every day and trudge through this mess at night.

I solemnly swear that I will not ask for any more snow.  Ever.
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