Thursday, February 22, 2007

This is getting to be a habit

As Joanna pointed out in a comment on the last post, yesterday's blizzard looked familiar.

From my February 26/06 post:





That storm was even worse. It left 70 cms (27.56 inches!) in that one 24 hour period and, as you can see, my car was completely buried. That green fence on the right? Starts about 4' off the ground... Through the meteorological magic that is a blizzard just over 2 feet of snow drifts to 4 feet and higher in places. I'm 5'2". Which is... yikes! is what that is.
The digging out sequence was the same, though. Start at the basement door and work your way to the road... then hot bath, linament, Ibuprophen and groan for three days...

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16 Comments:

Blogger TRT said...

Eeek!!!

February 22, 2007 at 6:22 a.m.  
Blogger TRT said...

Eeek!!!

February 22, 2007 at 6:22 a.m.  
Blogger mmat said...

i'd love to have a snowfall like that! but then again i live on the 23rd floor of a condo building and park underground so it has a kind of different meaning for me. a meaning of "stay home, don't shovel and go tobogganing once the building manager digs out the front door."

February 22, 2007 at 1:15 p.m.  
Blogger zoe said...

thank god you're not the same height as joanna - you'd be stuck, well and truly!

February 22, 2007 at 5:49 p.m.  
Anonymous Joanna said...

Those badger holes? Igloos.

February 22, 2007 at 9:40 p.m.  
Blogger Ricardipus said...

Isn't Zoe supposed to be working?

Also, I made the same comment as Joanna did over at your Flickr place... accusing you of recycling photos, basically.

I'm a mean one, Mr. Grinchcardipus.

"igzukbwo" - a Zulu igloo.

February 23, 2007 at 12:01 a.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Cool! A double eek! from Audrey.

Mmat - Trade ya places!

Zoe - Joanna would have to wear a hat on her head with a flag on it so we could find her...

Joanna - Shhhhh! Everyone'll want one!

R'pus - Well, it is the same car in the same driveway and snow is... well... snow... Although if you look at the car, you'll notice that the snow has drifted differently. Last year's storm dropped 70 cms and the snow is up over the windows. This week's storm was "only" 40 cms and you can still see the top half of the car.

xzottrez - a resident of the former zottrez republic

February 23, 2007 at 12:35 a.m.  
Blogger nanuk said...

Trade in that hatchback for a skidoo - then you're fixed, at least until summer.

February 24, 2007 at 8:48 a.m.  
Blogger Ricardipus said...

Is Joanna *really* shorter than Dawn?

Hard to imagine.

February 24, 2007 at 7:04 p.m.  
Blogger Aunty Marianne said...

Have you considered investing in a flamethrower.

February 25, 2007 at 5:50 a.m.  
Blogger Misty said...

Haven't those penguins got there yet?

They should have sorted the dinosaurs out ages ago...

Bloody useless flippered birds.

February 26, 2007 at 7:50 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Nanuk - Tis not a hatchback, tis a boring, old, old-lady type sedan.

R'pus - Lots of people are shorter than me, you know! Some are even over 12. (Apologies to Joanna!)

AM - Yes. Project Scortched Snow will be the next post.

Misty - No sign of the penguins. Mind you, at their height, they could be there under the snow and we'd never know... I'll try tossing a kipper out onto the lawn and see if there's any movement.

February 26, 2007 at 9:20 p.m.  
Anonymous Alethea said...

I don't envy you. Not really. Last storm like that I remember was in 1978 and I didn't have to shovel it, just got to play.

Still, it's pretty. Hope you're back to normal now and not too sore.

February 27, 2007 at 12:42 p.m.  
Blogger Ricardipus said...

P.S. Hi Alethea... if you're *that* Alethea, I can't comment on your blog over there. It just won't let me, for some unknown reason.

February 27, 2007 at 2:49 p.m.  
Blogger Anna said...

Rofl!

You haven't blogged in aaaages....did you get snowed in (again)?

March 2, 2007 at 10:04 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Nope! You just missed me.

Just crazy busy. Thanks for asking!

March 2, 2007 at 10:10 p.m.  

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