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07 February 2010

"I Survived Snowmageddon" That is, I assume at least one of you did.
For the most part. I went out and got my car mostly dug out so I may have half a chance of getting out of here tomorrow if our fucking maintenance people ever show up (they've got about another 15 minutes before their time they promised they'd arrive is up).

If they plow me back in, I'm going to be pissed. Our biggest issue is that we've run out of places to put snow. And that some owners are extremely pissed that the maintenance company isn't doing as good of a job as they would like. Unfortunately, we're flat broke and you get what you pay for. People want better service, they need to fucking pony up their condo fees and quit foreclosing.
posted by sperose 07 February | 18:14
Wasn't too terribly bad here, about 9 or 10 inches. Only kept me stuck inside for a day.
posted by amro 07 February | 18:29
My street is finally plowed after the city came in with chain saws this afternoon to clear the downed trees. When I say plowed, I mean that they sort of leveled off the snow pack to about six inches deep. We're sort of running out of food (and have no beer) so I'm going to have to take the car out at some point.
posted by octothorpe 07 February | 18:33
posted by WolfDaddy 07 February | 18:40
Wow is right! Or maybe- Holy crap!
posted by leesh 07 February | 19:01
Nothing here in Manhattan. We were out in Brooklyn today and there were a couple of inches or so.
posted by gaspode 07 February | 19:10
I wish I had been in the heart of it. I miss snow. My hometown averages 112 inches each winter.
posted by Ardiril 07 February | 19:17
≡ Click to see image ≡

What my street looked like yesterday morning.
posted by octothorpe 07 February | 20:19
The full set of pictures.

I'm the bearded guy with the snow shovel
posted by octothorpe 07 February | 20:22
In Wisconsin, we call that sort of weather Tuesday.*

*Not really, we actually haven't got very much snow this year. It's strange when most of the storms are south of us.
posted by drezdn 07 February | 20:56
Man, octo, that is stunning.
We're supposed to get even more Tues./Wed. Woohoo!
posted by jrossi4r 07 February | 21:16
Yea, my phone just bleeped with a WINTER STORM WATCH for Tuesday forecasting another 6+ inches of white crap. And it's not going above freezing for another week so it's all just going to stay there. GRAR.
posted by octothorpe 07 February | 21:39
We got about 4-8 inches here (Central Indiana) and we're supposed to get more tomorrow night. YAY YAY YAY YAY!

I think I ended up with about six inches in the yard. Not sure, a bunch of it drifted up next to the house so it's hard to say. Lulu did not enjoy it when I tossed her chihuahua/pug ass into the yard in the snow. I'm sorry but it's far too hilarious to watch her try to get around in it when it's up past her chest.

I also ended up with damage to my favorite tree but that's okay cause it really should have been trimmed back last summer. So that was my bad. SORRY tree! As an added bonus - the city did not plow my car in for once (I park on the street.) I bet they do tomorrow night.
posted by fluffy battle kitten 07 February | 22:07
Aw...sorry for my exuberance, octo. I forget that the snow causes real problems. We didn't lose power or anything last time and the streets got cleared almost instantly. I'm just excited for my kids to have actual FEET of snow to play in and for the possibility that my workaholic husband will be forced to stay home on Wednesday.
posted by jrossi4r 07 February | 22:10
Oh, no problem. The weather's not your fault. I'm not too happy that the city government seems paralyzed by this and the moron mayor went off on ski trip to celebrate his thirtieth birthday and can't get back now.
posted by octothorpe 07 February | 22:16
As a born-and-bred midwesterner, it's definitely weird to see other parts of the country getting this weather.

Alas, we're next.
posted by desjardins 07 February | 22:31
Oh, Pittsburgh is always like that, octothorpe. Can't deal with more than half an inch of snow and Luke is nowhere to be found.
posted by that girl 08 February | 00:50
Made it home this morning by around 8:30 and promptly got my car stuck in the middle of the street. Neighbors were out, armed with shovels, so I fetched mine and we all dug it out together and put it in yet another neighbor's drive so that it'd be out of the way of the plow. After assuring that neighbor I'd have it moved, plow or not, before noon, I stumbled home to get a little sleep. Apparently I was so out of it that I left my house and car keys in the front door, so when the neighbor came by a little later on after the plow had been by, he just borrowed the keys and moved the car to a safer spot. I stumbled back out around 11:30 and helped dig out another car as thanks, then went back inside and finally had a proper sleep. Coming back in to work wasn't so difficult, and I passed cross-country skiiers and kids carrying snowboards on 5th Avenue. Supposed to have school Tuesday morning, but after seeing octothorpe's pictures (it's in his area) I'm thinking it might still be cancelled. If this is the case, I'm going to take a plastic bin to the park and try to build an igloo.
posted by notquitemaryann 08 February | 04:34
Never having seen snow, my mind just boggles at this stuff.

In the meantime, we had over 450mm of rain over the weekend - a hundred-year record. At least I don't have to shovel it ...
posted by dg 08 February | 06:00
Yeah, I think this week is entirely fucked for me. I'd planned to take off Wednesday and Thursday a few weeks ago as a reward to myself for finishing the first sort of the building plan boxes--but I just got word from my boss 10 minutes ago that Hopkins closed today since the shuttle isn't running.

And the fact that there's another 4-8 inches forecasted for Tuesday? I am a cranky mofo since my dance class was canceled last week. I'm also wicked pissed at our maintenance company, who cleared one sidewalk and the stairs (allegedly on the stairs, I haven't checked them yet) AND HASN'T PLOWED THE PARKING LOT SO IT IS AN ICE SKATING RINK.

Grar grar grar. I also woke up around 6 and haven't been able to get back to sleep so I've taken a muscle relaxer in the hopes that it will make my back chill the fuck out.
posted by sperose 08 February | 07:38
Oh boy.
posted by AwkwardPause 08 February | 08:44
Oh boy.
posted by notquitemaryann 08 February | 09:28
I got somewhere around 18 inches here. Not as much as the last storm in December where we were hit with 23 inches. And at least this time our maintenance crew for the neighborhood did a much better job. Still, it's Monday and the kids don't have school because the town we live in is 100 square miles, some of it still unpaved, and it takes time to plow all the roads.
posted by redvixen 08 February | 11:56
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