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Just Another Minnesota Winter

Updated on August 22, 2011

Just another Minnesota snow storm I guess you could say. Why Do I live here? I find myself each year asking that question more vehemently. I hope you enjoyed the picture of our metro-dome collapsing from all the snow here in Mpls MN. Thank goodness they cancelled the Vikings game, even before the storm because they knew what we were going to get. The Minnesota Vikings will now be playing at Detroit instead of our metro-dome. How Minnesota is that? It is now around 30 below windchill here in Minnesota. Wow, that is just sheer craziness.

I will tell you that it was quite fun watching and listening as folks at the local grocers and liquor stores babbled of the storm of the century that was foretold. It was as if they had never seen or heard of a snow storm. I mean, we live in Minnesota and we have to expect snow and lots of it. I did have many a chuckle yesterday because people were so funny yapping about the big storm that was coming.

Yesterday we had over 17 inches of snow in our metro area. It started at Midnight and went all through the next day. My plow guy never showed up in the morning and it kept snowing. My driveway looked like a white prairie. Thank goodness I was up late on my computer as I saw a plow guy down the street. You must envision this funny scene as I threw on my leather coat, boots and mittens and muddled through the foot of snow packed road at one in the morning. I ran to the plow guy and waved my hands as he plowed one of my neighbors driveways. He finally shut off his big plow and screamed out, what? I said, " Hey, I live right down the street here, please plow my driveway. He said no problem, I do charge fifty dollars though. I told him it would be quite worth the money. Back on the snowy drifted foot high snow back to my house I went. I felt so happy knowing that my home would be able to be seen again.

I have pictures here for your sheer enjoyment. No worries, you can laugh as you review the winter wonderland.

© Laura Rogers Arne


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    • oliversmum profile image

      oliversmum 

      7 years ago from australia

      Healing Touch. Hi. That Metrodome picture was a little frightening.

      We can't imagine what it is like to live in a country where snow storms are the norm.

      It all looks so beautiful and magical.

      You were pretty brave running out in that weather in the middle of the night,but on the other hand you do what you have to do.

      The photographs were pretty impressive.

      How do you keep warm, with wood fires or boilers. I was thinking that with gas or electricity the pipes would freeze.

      Thanks for sharing this with us. I guess we are lucky, as we do not have snow where we live. Voted up. :) :)

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Fossillady, I heard the snow was fierce there. Glad your safe and sound

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      Kathi 

      7 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Well we just had our big snow storm Tuesday night some 20 inches of snow reported in some areas, local stations

      preempted regular programing all day and facebook, that's all everyone was talking about. Big excitement! It's really a blessing when you can stay warm inside!

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      WOW. That was such a catastrophe! Glad it didn't have worse repercussions!

      I'm always glad I don't live in "the frozen north" as my little mother called it, having grown up there and been there till coming to Texas when she was in her late 20s.

      But then when it is blisteringly HOT for weeks and months at a stretch down here, I realize it all balances out! What a lovely planet we have here, and weather is one of the reasons it's habitable, but there are times. . . . - Perhaps we are being "told something" - like, don't put ourselves in harm's way when the weather is extreme. LOL What's good for killing off harmful germs or making cantaloupe sweet may not be best for our bodies per se. hehe

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Alicia

      Your so right about driving in snow. It is lovely here right now but the roads are so dangerous. A car swerved in my lane yesterday on my birthday. I came out unscathed, but whewwwwwwwwwww

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      Linda Crampton 

      7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I’m glad no one was hurt in the Metrodome collapse. We’ve just had a snow day where I live, but we got much less snow than you described in your hub! I think snow makes things look lovely, but if I have to drive on snow covered roads I’m not so happy.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Twilight Lawns, that is so funny to me that in London, a flurry is a big deal. Glad to help the Perspective. ha

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Carolina muscle,

      You summed it up well. brrrrrrrrrr- Happy New Year

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      K9-Blessings back to you. Thanks for coming by. Have a great new year.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Martie Coetser,

      I hope you have a merry one and happy new year. thanks for stopping by and for your gratefulness to live where it is warm. lol

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      Twilight Lawns 

      7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      Thanks for the hub. I can now look at snow with a proper perspective. The whole of London virtually ground to a halt and there was nothing like the amount of snow that had there. I live in the part of London which was "worst hit". I think we had what you would call a slight flurry.

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Ho ho ho!

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      carolina muscle 

      7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      brrrrrrrrrrr.........

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      India Arnold 

      7 years ago from Northern, California

      What a trooper you are! I am so impressed with your trot out to ask the plow guy for help. I am a California gal, so all that snow just makes my eyes glaze over and contemplate just how happy I am to live here. Be safe and stay warm HT! Blessings this winter season my friend!

      K9

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      Martie Coetser 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      I can’t even imagine living in Minnesota. I will surely freeze within an hour after getting off a plane in your region. We just don’t know that kind of cold. I wish you a merry (and not so cold) Christmas and a prosperous 2011.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      carrie450

      Thanks for liking my photos. It is so fun to post pics. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Icg4jc

      Thanks for your nice comment on my home. I am so proud of it as a single mom. Blessings right back to you

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      carrie450 

      7 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      I saw this on the news about the Metrodome. I love the photos you've posted of your home. I hope you get some relief from snow for awhile so that you can all re-coup.

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      lcg4jc 

      7 years ago

      Your house looks absolutely beautiful, a complete Winter Wonderland. However, I got a huge gust of chill when I saw just how much snow you were under. Oh your feet, they must have felt so good when you went back into your home. Thank you for sharing with us your adventure at 1AM. Blessings to you and yours

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Wayne

      funny how people talk of the weather. Wow, I did not know it was possible to snow in TX. Thanks so much for stopping by

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      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      We had four inches last winter and that was incredible to us...17" would be the end of the world down here in Texas! LOL! It was beautiful though at least for a little while. I remember living up in the northwest near Seattle back in the early 80's. The weather is so gentle up there that it rarely thunders but when it does, they talk about it at the grocery stores for days! LOL! Thanks for sharing! WB

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      Healing touch 

      7 years ago

      Deborah Demander

      Your lucky and I hope your warm

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      Deborah Demander 

      7 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Sounds like you're getting it hard. We have missed most of the snow so far.

      Merry Christmas.

      Namaste.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Kaie

      Stay warm too Kaie. I know you guys will get a biggy soon. blessings

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      Kaie Arwen 

      7 years ago

      Wow. you guys got dumped on! They were calling for it here in Chicago, but we got away with a lot of rain and only a few inches of snow.............. a bit disappointing, I was thinking maybe a snow day :-D

      Stay warm............ my turn will be coming around soon I'm sure. Kaie

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      thoughtforce

      I am glad you got a good giggle out of this. I know I did. I love how to talk of people running out of thier houses wearing whatever they have on. Thanks for coming by.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Tamarajo,

      what a bummer your movie kept getting interrupted. Yeah, we know when it is snowing lots. Your right though, the dome collapse was quite NEWS WORTHY

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      lindacee

      I am glad you are warm where you are. Thanks so much for coming by. I guess we play at detroit tonight. Many mad fans here in MN that have season tickets. The loss of revenue for the state is a sad affair as well.

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      Christina Lornemark 

      7 years ago from Sweden

      I did smile a little when I read this! But I know how happy one can be from the sight of a plow guy! They are worth the effort of muddling in the snow! I cant help thinking of the job the plow guys have; all around the world people come running from snowbound houses in whatever they are wearing, just to get their driveway plowed. I do the same here in Sweden! Lovely and also a funny hub:) Great photos!

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      Tamarajo 

      7 years ago

      I enjoyed the photos : ).

      I agree that sometimes snow gets way over dramatized by those of us who live here. Although the dome collapse was of significance in this one.

      My mom gets nervous if there is an inch on the way. I keep wondering how she has made it all these years living here.

      I was really frustrated when trying to watch The Chronicles of Narnia on our local station and they kept breaking in with a weather alert to spend 15 minutes each time informing us that it was snowing, blowing, and exceptionally cold. I don't think there was anyone that wasn't aware of that.

      fun hub : )

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      lindacee 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      I saw the Metrodome footage on the news this morning. Wow, it is a good thing no one was inside at the time of the collapse! Where are the Vikings going to play until they get it repaired? Love the photos -- glad it is warm where I am! Stay bundled up and happy holidays!

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Mickey Dee,

      You are a sly one, Mr. Dee, hmming to the tune of Mr. Grinch

      Your a silly, funny man,

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      So you're saying it's not warm all year around in Minnesota?

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      It is beautiful Duchess, yes I can't believe how horribly made the metrodome is. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Duchess OBlunt 

      7 years ago

      Snow storms are not always fun for everyone, but it sure makes things look clean for a few hours doesn't it?

      Hope your metro-dome roof is replaced with something a little more sturdy!

      Great shots by the way!

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      mentalistacer,

      Wow, hurricanes, no thanks. Stay safe buddy. I think I will take the storms. Ha

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      SilverGenes,

      Brrrr, 40 windchill, we both have it bad. Thanks for the comments.Keep warm my friend.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      justom,

      Glad you saw my pic. For a fellow hubber, anything. ha

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      Mentalist acer 

      7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Trade ya a hurricane for a snowstorm from down here in Louisiana,lol,stay safe,Healing Touch.;)

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      SilverGenes 

      7 years ago

      We got a fair bit of snow a week ago but not what you just got now - but we did hit minus 40 windchill yesterday if that counts. At that temp F or C is the same LOL. I enjoyed your photos and it DOES look festive :)

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      justom 

      7 years ago from 41042

      Haa, there you go with that shovel in hand. Cool!! Tom

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      justom,

      I went out and got some pics of me in the snow. Here you go.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Justom,

      I really should be in one of the pics. I will stay warm. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      MT- You should be soooo happy I was on the computer so I got our driveway plowed.

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      justom 

      7 years ago from 41042

      Where's the pic of you in that outfit:D Looks rough up there but when I think of Minnesota those pictures are exactly the way I picture it. Stay warm! Peace!! Tom

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      Linda Rogers 

      7 years ago from Minnesota

      Sis, what the he-- are we doing here in Minnesota???? Kidding-I do love a good snow storm. I thank you for going out in the high snow at 1:00AM to flag down a plow guy. By the way, I know it was a weekend, but wow, why up so darn late?? You were on Hub Pages weren't you?????

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