The dishwasher is *my* area, keep yer ipad somewhere else…

Apparently the Planet Ann Arbor got an inch or so of snow overnight last night. This morning my Twitter feed exploded with Ann Arbor folks complaining about the driving. They didn’t plow, they didn’t salt, yada yada. Okay then. Last night Sault Ste. Siberia got about eight inches of snow. This morning, I threw on my YakTrax and set off down the escarpment to the hoosegow. This little city was swirling with snowplows of every description. Big snowplows like the one below, which was futzing around down by the hoosegow doing I dunno what because the surrounding roads were pretty well cleared by then.

And there were little private (?) ones finessing the edges of the main street:

Can I just say that it was absolutely no problem getting around town here in Siberia today? There were slippery intersections here and there but there weren’t umpteen billion accidents because people weren’t driving like maniacs. I know y’all will like this looovverrly photooo of the snowbanks down by the Soo Co-op.

I don’t have a whole lot else to say about today. It was a relatively productive day if somewhat challenging and after a late dinner at the bar in the Palace Saloon (which is fast becoming one of my favorite homes away from home) and another stint at the hoosegow, we called it a night.

Love y’all and goodnight,

5 Responses to “The dishwasher is *my* area, keep yer ipad somewhere else…”

  1. Margaret Says:

    That is a LOT of snow, but it’s very pretty! You wouldn’t want to be here when we get snow. Total chaos. And lots of maniacs.

  2. Tonya Watkins Says:

    Hmm. Snow is in the forecast for us here in WA this weekend, with possibly more on the way next week. Which puts me is a stressed-out tail-spin because I have a work deadline from hell and we just don’t deal well with snow around here. Idiot drivers, plus not enough resources to clear the roads (because we don’t get snow often enough for the tax payers to be burdened with the cost). I hate driving in it, partly because I’m not confident about it, but MOSTLY because I don’t trust all the gazillions of those idiots accompanying me on the way into Seattle. With all those godforsaken hills every damned where. Grrr.

  3. Tonya Watkins Says:

    Heh. Margaret and I posted our comments at the exact same minute according to your time stamp!

  4. Pooh Says:

    Well, the drivers in St. Louis sound like the ones in WA. Lots of idiots. The 1″ snowfall by morning rush hour completely flummoxed the drivers and MODOT, resulting in 240 accidents and one fatality.

  5. kayak woman Says:

    The drivers are bad on the Planet Ann Arbor too and in recent years, the city council has been focused on development projects at the expense of basic services including snow and ice removal. I hate my little 8-mile commute when there is *any* snow on the ground. Also, there seems to be a lot of “folklore” out there, i.e., “I have 4-wheel drive so I can do anything.” Wrong. Good for slogging through deep snow, not so much on ice.