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Old 03-08-2008, 11:54 PM   #2201
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woke up to blizzard conditions this a.m. Had to clean the deck off the deck so my dogs could get down the steps.



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Oh, Toots, I love your doggies. One looks a little like a retriever-mix. Makes me miss our darling Justin, who was nothing short of a canine angel.

Did you notice the bird at the feeder in the picture? Lovely.

Well....what a difference a day makes.

Woke up to everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, covered with snow. With the sunlight it was quite breathtaking. It was almost too bright, but I was so happy to see sunlight.

When I arose this morning, the roads were covered and travel was a bit challenging. At one point I looked out our front window and saw someone in a truck do a total 360 in the road in front of our house.

By noon, there was very little evidence of any snow/ice. Truly a weird weather experience. The daffodils that were emerging will be very happy to see all this go away.
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:00 AM   #2202
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woke up to blizzard conditions this a.m. Had to clean the deck off the deck so my dogs could get down the steps.



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Oh Toots, your yard looks like a winter wonderland! So beautiful. (And your dogs are beautiful, too.)
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:16 AM   #2203
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I was just telling Barb L. in a p.m. how we got slammed with 17 inches of snow yesterday plus the accumulations from Friday and earlier in the week. We're digging
out from about 2 feet of snow total. They even closed the airport. They NEVER close the airport !!!!!!!! Spring hurry up and get here. Oh forget it... it still happens in the spring around here. Okay summer hurry !!!!!!!!
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:43 PM   #2204
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For once I, up on the frozen tundra of MN can say, BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Sunny, supposed to get to 50, its 45 right now. Things are melting like crazy, just came in from running the kids around in the fresh air. Can't wait to go for my walk later!!!
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:52 PM   #2205
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73, rain, lightening and oh yeah, TONADOES!! I heard a tornado warning for the city that I drive through to get home and of course, I had to speed up. LOL I saw a huge mass rotating, then a small rope, then I passed trees and lost sight. DANG IT!!
I finally got to see something spectacular and didn't have my camera ARGH!!!
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:57 PM   #2206
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Ooooh Stacy, that system is headed our way. I heard there was a potential for tornadoes.
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:02 PM   #2207
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Yeap, it's {tornado} moving off to Oklahoma right now. I think we're all in for an active evening. LOL I just wish I was in a more open area to take pictures.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:03 PM   #2208
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I don't understand how you all stay there with all of the tornadoes! I like it up here in Canada, where all we get is a crapload of snow and ice and the occasional really bad storm that knocks the power out... we had a bad one a few years ago here in quebec that knocked power out for days in Montreal. We had to go to someones house who had a fireplace and take turns watching it...
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:15 PM   #2209
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I was born and raised here. I love Texas and can't think of living anywhere else. Just as you don't understand us with the tornadoes, I would not want to live where it gets as cold as it does there. The tornadoes are not an everyday event. We get watches all the time in the spring, but, being 39 and only have seen, not been in, just seen, 3 in my life. They are fierce forces of nature that are deadly and can change a persons life, but, so are hurricanes, fires, car accidents and so on. You just learn to live with it and be as prepared as you can.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:21 PM   #2210
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You make a good point :) Though, if I lived there for a year, I'd be scared out of my wits and I'd most likely be hiding in my bathtub for 3/4 of the year :p

Tornadoes can be much worse than cold weather, although usually when we have a big snowfall you hear about a bunch of older men having heart attacks because their wives made them shovel the walkways!

It does get blistery cold here, and thats one thing I don't like. Winter coat, extra sweater, hat, hood, mittens, winter boots, warm pants... if you're walking... and a scarf to cover most of your face. We've had a pretty good couple of years, but before that we would get temperatures down to the low -55 Celcius and lower sometimes..Can't stay out in that too long, thats for sure.. five minutes max lol
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