Yup. I'm in Connecticut, and we've had over 50 inches in January alone. See this?
This is what my 8 lb. mini dachshund faced yesterday when trying to go out to do her biz BEFORE the 20 additional inches we got last night. The snowpiles on the side of my walk are now close to six feet tall. Sigh...I've had enough...
Funny you should ask... This morning when I went out to try to clear the walk, she went zooming out the door ahead of me, airborne like a flying squirrel, and just landed on the huge mess of new-fallen snow. It was a total Snoopy moment. She was completely stuck, totally unable to move and she just looked at me with her big brown eyes. I'm sure she was saying "WTH?"
When she goes out these days, the sidewalks are just a huge labyrinth for her. She can't see anything but walls of white and she's pretty freaked out by it. I tried walking in the streets with her, as they're pretty wide open, but the salt they throw down on the roads burns her paws.
Let's just say that if I knew what was coming this winter, I would have bought a whole lot of stock in the companies that sell doggie pee pads.
blah I hate winter. and on top of the snow, oh it is snowing for the third or fourth day now, again....its been soooo cold!! Its a heat wave it it gets up to 20 degrees f. Most mornings its been between 10 and 20 below zero here. I wouldn't mind so much if I did not have to shovel a path to get to the barn to get the wood to warm my house. I cant wait for summer when all you do is throw on some sandals and walk out the door to go places.
Yes, I find that now that I'm a grown-up, that the snow is for kids! My favorite seasons are spring and fall. I can't stand the heat or the cold. However, it is unthinkable that I should move. I was born and raised here and I'll die here.
I fully agree. I do love watching it fall gently to the ground, how it covers the trees and makes the whole world look brand new. I also like to see it falling under the streetlights. It gives me an 'other' world feeling
I hear you. Last winter, even with less snow storms was the worst in recent memory. Power outages are the one thing that scares me. I went without power for 3 days and sucked it up and stayed in my house. I don't know if I would try that again. We are now gearing up for round 7 or 8 already, due here next Tuesday into Wednesday. Haven't heard how much, just that they said 'significant'. Eeek!
I've never been to Vermont, but I do realize states up that way get a lot more than we get here in NJ.
I guess you could call me a crybaby, but I would not move to another state where I'd have to deal with heat/humidity all the time, not to mention the floods and hurricanes. And even though I am beginning to hate winter with a passion, I do still love the change of seasons.
3 years in a row we had over 100 inches of snow which was more than double our average annual snowfall. My drive to work was 20 minutes during the summer, but during those three winters I was lucky if I made it in less than an hour.
Yes is sure is. This winter is feeling like it's never gonna end, just like last summer with its 95+ temps for weeks on end did. I want the ordinary seasons back, a little snow, a little heat, not these extremes.