Lake effect

It has been my habit during this stintus horribilis at WMH to get up early and walk down the escarpment to the hoosegow. Last night the prediction was for something like 19 degrees with a wind chill of, oh I dunno, but minus something. 19 degrees? That’s a piece of cake, even with the wind. But then this morning, I was sitting right here in this chair…

…and no, there was not a glass of whine there this morning. It was probably just about as dark but picture a coffee cup instead. Made by npJane. She is taking care of me! But I took the picture late this afternoon. Just saying.

Anyway, back to this morning. I was just about to put my winter gear on and head down the escarpment when a HUGE gust of wind complete with blowing snow shook the house. Um, hmmm, maybe I will take the Frog Hopper? I suppose the photo below doesn’t truly show how blustery it was but maybe you can get an idea.

Long, long, long day. Lake effect snow and blustery winds blowing snow around. I took a half hour “off” around noon and slithered my way up the escarpment in the Frog Hopper. When I got to the top, it was whiteout conditions and I couldn’t even tell where to turn onto the Squatter’s Paradise street. There were school buses and cars hanging out (snow day, say what?) and a sidewalk plow (yes, really, they were horse-drawn when I was a small child). And below is what the windows in the hoosegow second floor lobby looked like this afternoon. Yes it was cold hanging out there.

Okay. Still snowing here but not much wind. UKW arrived this afternoon. Dinner at Angio’s. Good night from the Squatter’s Paradise Internet Cafe and Whinery.

7 Responses to “Lake effect”

  1. l4827 Says:

    Amazing to see all the snow up there, with just a skiff down here ….. Still miss Abner’s …..

  2. Jan Miller Says:

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    I’m so happy to see Aimee in your picture. How wonderful to have her there with you and Jane.

  3. jay Says:

    OK now I feel inadequate with our measly 5-6 inches.

  4. Tonya Watkins Says:

    Whoa! Those icicles! Holy cow. We’ve just got the skinny ones here. Lots of ’em, though.

  5. isa Says:

    Wish I were hanging out with the three of you!!!

    Is anyone paying attention to the plants? That might be a good job for NP Jane 😉

    <3 <3 <3

  6. GG Says:

    Me be here too.

  7. Margaret Says:

    Snow, wind, icicles–it looks like HERE. It’s finally going away and the blessed rain is coming in. Hallelujah!!