Sunday, February 7, 2010

Twenty-five inches.

Local friends and family, please stop calling, I haven't expired. And yes, I have run out of things to shovel.

In Falls Church we got 25 inches of snow over two days. Obama termed it Snowmageddon. The fourth largest snowfall ever in DC. But this is DC, not Colorado (where I used to live).

Some young newscaster, in local-coverage's twenty-four hour breathless live tracking of the storm's progress, cautioned viewers that such a heavy snow (20-1 water content) is known as "Heart Attack Snow."

Well, I never heard that before. Yes, I know people keel over while shoveling snow. Oops! But I think you made that up, young man.

Anyway, you can stop calling to check up on me. I'm sore but fine. I even shoveled a path from the end of the block through the snow wall to the route to the Metro Station. Come on by instead and see the eight-foot snow banks I created by tossing dozens of cubic-yard blocks of frozen ice chunks up atop the pile. It was fun.

7 comments:

Sunshine said...

It was fun!! Yes.

Rainmaker said...

I'm looking forward to Tuesday/Wednesday's snow as well!

Now only if the Metro folks were as efficient as you and your shoveling!

DawnB said...

hope you are all dug out, we will be getting ours Tuesday night

ShirleyPerly said...

Good to hear you are doing well up there with all that crazy snow!

Joe the Novelist said...

More fun today!

Anne said...

I'm a little jealous that you all have an excuse to sit tight and look out at all that white stuff. Of course, it's easy to say on the left coast. Stay warm and dry.

Danielle said...

I'm so jealous!!!