Sunday, February 26, 2006

Enough with the snow, already

Oh. My. God. Lest anyone think I am exaggerating, I present a corroborating news item here. it took me 4-3/4 hours to dig out. I feel like I've been beaten with sticks.

This is what I saw when I got up this morning.

And the view from my basement door.

Eye level view. Just for reference, I'm 5' 2".

I had to dig my way out of the house. A first.

The car emerges.

After about an hour's work.

And 4 and 3/4 hours later, voila! I'm actually able to use my car again.

Drugs are my friends. As are my ice pack and Epsom salts. And a hot bath, to which I am heading right now!


Blogger Misty said...

I can understand the drugs, epsom salts, and hot bath, but an ice pack? Surely you've enough cold stuff ;)

Oh, don't forget to get some hugs from the furry friends in as well. That always works a treat for any ailments :)

February 26, 2006 at 7:54 p.m.  
Blogger jkirlin said...


Dawn, this is sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

February 26, 2006 at 8:08 p.m.  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Why do I regularly visit so many Canadian bloggers?

I guess it's because I never tire of mentioning our Florida weather.

80 and sunny all weekend, thank you very much.

I heard that!

February 26, 2006 at 9:16 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Misty - The ice pack reduces the inflammation. Bad back. Several injuries. But then... you get to add the heat...

JK - You are one sick puppy, you.

Mr. Faboo - You envy us our snow and you know it.

February 26, 2006 at 9:44 p.m.  
Blogger Anna said...

Holy badger balls that is soooooo neat! Snowball fight!!!!!! Did you find Ricardipus under there? Send snow here please :)

February 26, 2006 at 10:08 p.m.  
Anonymous Andy said...

now THAT'S a snow storm to stop traffic. Not like here in London where 0.01mm is enough to bring the whole city to a halt!
Great good quality snow you Canadians have!

February 26, 2006 at 10:20 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Anna - Too tired for a snowball fight, I'm afraid. Over 4 hours of hard labour does tend to tire a girl out.

No Ricardipus under the snow or anywhere. Sigh. When will he get a blog?

Andy - We do snow well, don't we? People here (well some people) are too silly to give in and stay off the roads. There were cars out yesterday in the middle of the blizzard. Not me, though. I know when I'm beat. Everything was pretty much back to normal today. The roads are a bit narrower, but that'll be remedied over the next few days.

February 26, 2006 at 10:24 p.m.  
Blogger Anna said...

I tagged you by the way :) hehe

February 26, 2006 at 10:26 p.m.  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

God , Dawn!!!! What a country we have... *snifsnif*...

February 26, 2006 at 11:05 p.m.  
Anonymous Alan said...

And you know, of course, I do that sort of thing for fun.

February 27, 2006 at 4:30 a.m.  
Blogger Scaryduck said...

What you need is a blow torch to melt your way out.

Then: Ice skates for when it all re-freezes.

There may be a tiny flaw in my plan.

February 27, 2006 at 6:21 a.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Anna - Saw the tag. Will do that very thing this evening.

MP - Sniff! It warms the cockles of your heart, doesn't it?*

Alan - How about doing it in my driveway, then? (Shut up, Scaryduck)

Scaryduck - Perhaps just one tiny flaw. My daughter's friend has borrowed my ice skates and hasn't returned them yet. Other than that, I'd be all over it.*


February 27, 2006 at 8:47 a.m.  
Anonymous Katherine said...

Holy crap! That's impressive.

February 27, 2006 at 9:14 a.m.  
Anonymous TC said...

Well, Dawn, at least you don't need to bother going to the gym with all that exercise! (Notice how sympathetic everyone is??).

February 27, 2006 at 10:35 a.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

tc - Ironically, I do have to go to the gym. To work the stiffness out of my muscles.

Not going for sympathy, more of a shock and awe kind of thing.

February 27, 2006 at 12:15 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Katherine - I can think of other words...

February 27, 2006 at 12:20 p.m.  
Blogger Quack said...

Wow... that makes me feel a little better about living in Northern Alberta. It gets cold up here, but we just don't get the snow to match. So thanks! :)

February 27, 2006 at 12:54 p.m.  
Blogger nanuk said...

Whatever you do, DO NOT follow Scary Duck's advice: snow, being highly reflective, will bounce more heat back than will go into melting snow.

My eyebrows have not regrown since the great blizzard of '78.

Follow my advice and have LOTS of children whose supple backs can be press ganged into snow removal duty.

February 27, 2006 at 2:19 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Jen - And we don't get the minus double digit cold. It all evens out.

nanuk - Ducks are cute, though, aren't they? But you should never follow their advice. They're quackers.

February 27, 2006 at 3:27 p.m.  
Blogger zoe said...

oh, it snowed. nice.

February 27, 2006 at 3:37 p.m.  
Blogger Scaryduck said...

Okaaaaay, so perhaps my plan was fatally flawed.

Blastin' dynamite. That's what you need.

February 27, 2006 at 4:10 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

zoe - 70+ cms in 24 hours. Not nice. Not nice at all...

scaryduck - I'm beginning to understand the origin of your name. It's got nothing to do with Scaryduckling's toy after all, does it?

February 27, 2006 at 4:13 p.m.  
Blogger Scaryduck said...

I couldn't possibly comment.


February 27, 2006 at 4:20 p.m.  
Blogger Scaryduck said...

Also: You have mail. E-mail.

February 27, 2006 at 5:09 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Nay. No napalm here, please.

E-mail. Better than no male. Fnarr, snicker and indeed, guffaw. You have a reply. An e-reply.

February 27, 2006 at 5:21 p.m.  
Blogger Scaryduck said...


"So mote it be."

February 27, 2006 at 7:15 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

And so mite it was and the rule of three rained down upon them all and all hell broke lose, henceforth and forever after.

Oh, Scaryduck. What hath thou wrought?

February 27, 2006 at 7:39 p.m.  
Blogger mmat said...

i almost hate to say i'm jealous of your snow. we haven't had crap for snow in toronto, and as a result - no stay-home-because-of-snow days.

March 1, 2006 at 10:25 a.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

mmat - We've got 20 cms more coming in tonight. I am generously donating it to you and the fine city of TO. Alert the army! (giggle!)

Just reading through you blog. Excellent!

vw - skyuqsiz - Sounds like a cartoon character name.

March 1, 2006 at 10:50 a.m.  

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