Friday, February 4, 2011

Stuff From 'Round Here

In the category of how dumb are people ...


You clear off the entire car except the license plate? Dumb or planning a crime?


A mail slot needs a label?
If the arrow wasn't there would people try to push mail through the glass?

In the category of enough snow already ...


It's better to back up the driveway otherwise I can't open the door. 
Or I end up knocking the pile over into my neighbor's driveway.


My son keeps mumbling to himself about the "structural integrity" of his snow piles.


My DIL's car on the other side of the driveway.
We can't see the street when we first pull out. Makes for a great game of chicken.


A few views of just how high the piles of snow are ...

 




And then came the ice storm.
The footprints are mine. I kept one foot in the snow as I sprinkled some salt.

Have a happy weekend everyone

23 comments:

Tracy said...

All I have to say is; UGH!!!! oh, and...better you than me! none of that is appealing to me!
I do hope you are sage; gosh, it could get mighty dangerous with those huge piles trying to manage the roads...

Linda Reeder said...

Wow, that's a bunch of snow! And with freezing temps it's not going away very fast.
Love the photos. You wicked sense of humor is intact.

Mike said...

Those snow piles will still be there in June.

Ron said...

Dianne, you freakin' KILL me!

"A mail slot needs a label?
If the arrow wasn't there would people try to push mail through the glass?"

Bwhahahahaahahahahaha! How funny!

I'm in total shock looking at all this SNOW!!! Holy cow, I can't believe how high those piles are. YIKES?!?! It's funny, because living a city, you don't see that much snow. It does snow heavily, but it seems to go away rather fast. Probably all the heat coming from the underground trains. Now, the crap part about city snow is when it turns to gray slush, and a cab drives by; splashing you!!!

Stay warm and cozy, dear lady!

X to you and the gang

Linda said...

I'm thinking "plotting a crime" myself. OR it could be that they did clear off that part of the car and then backed into one of those gargantuan snowpiles that look suspiciously like the ones that we have here in Connecticut.

On my road trip last Saturday I had several near-hits with other cars as people tried to access the roadway from around piles just that high. It's dangerous out there!

ellen abbott said...

OMG! snow canyons. I just don't get the allure of that stuff.

Reb said...

Those windrows are about as high as ours - I am 5'9" and can't see over them. I try very hard to make sure I get the buses that are on the 'right' side of the street so I don't have to cross - when it's dark especially.

Cherie said...

I'm with you with enough snow already. I know that you've had an especially trying season. I'm praying that I'll get to move back south. When I lived in NY & MN, I always thought of DC as "south," but not anymore. lol

I was thinking with the mail slot label ... It was probably put up after too many times when the mail was left on the stoop in front of the door instead of putting it in the slot. Can you imagine how frustrating it must have been to get to the point where they felt that they had to put a sign? Oy!

Happy Elf Mom said...

How is the snow on your roof? My cousins in MA had to climb up there and sweep the roof off as the place was leaking... snow is HEAVY. There are pictures of them JUMPING down when they were done. All I could think was that if they broke a leg, good luck getting to the hospital!

Ha, I'm an optimist by nature, I guess.

Hilary said...

I see how easy we have it by comparison. You're wise to keep one foot in the snow. We don't want you slip sliding away again! I think someone was sick of getting their mail/newspaper left to get wet on the front step.

Kay Dennison said...

Yikes!!!!!!!!

Akelamalu said...

OH BOY, all that snow would have me panicking for sure! :0

Arkansas Patti said...

Actually that amount of snow doesn't scare me, the melt sure does. USA is due for one soggy spring.

Granny Annie said...

The covered license plate is an invitation to be pulled over.

We have those huge snow pile everywhere too and it is going to take a heat wave to ever get them to melt.

Jackie said...

Wow, that's a lot of snow - I'm hoping we've seen the last of ours, but I'm not going to say that out loud ....

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That much snow scares me! I'm glad you posted this though b/c some of the people who love snow and take such lovely pix of it make me feel like there's something wrong with me for not loving it. You validate my feelings ;>)...come to Florida! Meanwhile, keep one foot at least off of that ice. Yeek!!!!!

tt said...

it's nuts!!! We're having the same problem here...stupid crazy shit!!
got 20 inches from the blizzard. another 3 last night...we're renaming it SNOW-klahoma..:)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These pictures are incredible Dianne...I cannot get over the HUGE Amounts of Snow that you all have had this year....AMAZING!
It reminds me of The Blizzard Of 1947....My mother, sister and brother and I had gone into the city for a meeting with some Lawyers---We decided to brave driving back to Great Neck---17 miles. It took 5 hours!!! And the kinds of drifts you show in these pictures is what we found....It's something one never forgets!
I hope you get some relief from all this--at least for a little while! It's great to see these pictures and NOT have to actually live through this...lol!
HUGS TO HOPE!

ladyfi said...

That's a lot of snow. Keep safe!

Singing Bear said...

Keep warm! Love the 'mail slot' pic. Must get one like that!

Jim said...

Some of that looks like SNIRT to me, Dianne.

I learned that term from Regis and Kelly one day Regis didn't come in and a Chicago radio station DJ was filling in for him.
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Jeni said...

Last week, I ventured out after the ice storm had ended and took some pictures of our parking area in front of the house and a few other shots here and there, up and down our street. I only went out as far as the beginning of our parking area because it -a space large enough to allow for at least five vehicles to pull in there -was a solid sheet of ice! Today, I noticed when I tried to put Sammy outside for a bit, on his tie-out, that our parking area is now solid brown as compared to the pretty pristine white (but very, very dangerous and slippery) that it was last week. Now, two steps in that region will mean gobs of brown stains being tracked throughout the house. Somehow, I think I actually liked the ice a bit better than I do the mud!

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