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Mulderknitter
12-04-2007, 06:25 PM
It has been coming down all day. We have about 6 inches, and it's still going.
now i have to shovel:verysad:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b197/MulderMom/Picture074-1.jpg

auburnchick
12-04-2007, 06:32 PM
WOW! It started out about 80 yesterday and then dropped to the 30's last night...and I had to sit in it to watch a soccer game (a good one, BTW).

stirsmommy
12-04-2007, 06:34 PM
Yeah it was suppose to miss me but it has been comin down all day. I have about 4-5 inches and add that to the weekend's snow and I am snowed out. My oldest was asking if we could get a blower as we live on a corner and have to maintain the sidewalks on two side. It looks like it is starting slow a bit. Stay warm shovelling!!

Knitting_Guy
12-04-2007, 07:06 PM
Yuck. I've always made it a point to not live anywhere one can actually use a snowmobile.

heykaren
12-04-2007, 07:09 PM
Oh sure, rub it in......:waah:

Karen

iza
12-04-2007, 07:11 PM
We got 12 inches of snow yesterday in Montreal! :teehee:

Jan in CA
12-04-2007, 07:12 PM
Oooohhh it's so pretty! I can say that because I don't have to shovel. :teehee: Seriously though I wouldn't mind a little snow now and then, just not ALL winter. ;)

remclave
12-04-2007, 07:27 PM
:waah: My hubby may not like snow but I love it!

Mulderknitter
12-04-2007, 08:17 PM
Ugh, thanks for all the responses guys, but I HATE SNOW. I hate driving in it, I hate shoveling in it, I hate the cold that it brings, I hate falling on my arse in it...
I guess I need to NOT live in the upper midwest, huh?:roflhard:

vaknitter
12-04-2007, 09:36 PM
OOOHHH I LOVE snow and I miss it so much. When I moved to VA I had visions of snow covered mountains etc etc and we get nothin' !! We're supposed to get some tomorrow and I am crossing my fingers that upstate NY gets some before I get there next week.
thanks for sharing

jdee
12-04-2007, 09:41 PM
Beautiful! We don't get much snow here, and if we ever do, it only lasts about half a day.

stirsmommy
12-04-2007, 09:41 PM
Ugh, thanks for all the responses guys, but I HATE SNOW. I hate driving in it, I hate shoveling in it, I hate the cold that it brings, I hate falling on my arse in it...
I guess I need to NOT live in the upper midwest, huh?:roflhard:

Is it still snowing in the cities? We are still getting some here. I have to say somehow i pictured living here being similar to living in Scotland where I grew up but it is way colder and way more snow. I guess I thought that it would be like there because the lake is so big I thought it would be like being on the coast and inch or two not snow mountain. And of course I had never heard of lake effect snow. Oh well it is pretty from my window where I can sit and knit!

Mulderknitter
12-04-2007, 09:43 PM
We have actually had a "dry" snow spell here for about 5 yrs, and all of the weather-peoples are so excited because this year looks like a "normal' MN winter. I was fine with global warming. lol:roflhard:

Mulderknitter
12-04-2007, 09:47 PM
Is it still snowing in the cities? We are still getting some here. I have to say somehow i pictured living here being similar to living in Scotland where I grew up but it is way colder and way more snow. I guess I thought that it would be like there because the lake is so big I thought it would be like being on the coast and inch or two not snow mountain. And of course I had never heard of lake effect snow. Oh well it is pretty from my window where I can sit and knit!
Goodness! At least I don't have to worry about "lake effect snow" That is the worst, windiest, coldest, argh snow that I know of!
It did just taper off here about 7pm ct time. Time to shovel:pout:

vaknitter
12-04-2007, 10:07 PM
Lake effect snow is the best for snow mobiling and cross country skiing .... and it paid my rent through college hehe. A few of us girls rented a house and the owner was responsible for the lawn and snow removal. Needless to say he didn't want to have the drive shovelled for us to get out to class so I did it and deducted my time off the rent. Don't think I paid rent all winter and into spring. Then all summer I deducted for mowing the lawn and keeping up the bushes etc.
I think growing up on military bases where I never got to shovel snow or mow grass I really love it now.

BinkyKat
12-04-2007, 11:33 PM
We've gotten about the same treatment here in Fargo MulderKnitter. I'm ok with snow. I would take winter in ND over summer in AZ any time. You can only take off so much, at least when it's cold you can pile on more clothes or hunker down in bed under the covers. :teehee:

momwolf
12-05-2007, 03:16 AM
I like the snow but don't like http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/28/28_4_5.gif Duluth got socked with alot of snowhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/28/28_4_3.gif they even took the buses off the streets.Can't see anything ,white out conditions.Iv'e been shoveling since last weekend at the rest area I work at.And it's still snowing nowhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/28/28_4_4.gifGood for the tourists who come to ski and snowmoble.Me I preferhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/28/28_4_2v.gif

Silver
12-05-2007, 08:24 AM
I love seeing snow pix. If it weren't for pix, I'd forget what snow looks like. *sigh* If you hate snow, just think about us who will never know what it's like to wake up to a white Christmas. There, don't you feel a little better?

I've seen snow only twice in my life. Once when it actually snowed in Florida, over 15years ago. And a couple years ago, at 15,000 feet, on top of Snow Bird in Utah.. during the summer!

stitchwitch
12-05-2007, 09:32 AM
I'm with Silver, I didn't see snow until ten years ago when it snowed while we were up in Tennessee. I seriously had no idea that snow flakes actually LOOKED like those you see in stores, on ornaments and stuff. I kept telling my husband "look at this one!!". He grew up in Ohio so it wasn't as much of a thrill to him. :roflhard:
We had our cold wave last night, it was 54 when we woke up today, I'm thankful for the little things but I'm sure it will be back up in the 80's by the end of the week.

dustinac
12-05-2007, 09:57 AM
We woke up to prolly 3-4"... still coming down... my little girl is very excited... wants to go make a snow angel :teehee: ...the power has flickered earlier so I'm just hoping we don't lose power :oo:

Mulderknitter
12-05-2007, 10:38 AM
ugh. it took my coworker 2 1/2 hours to get here this morning. 3 hours to get home last night. More expected thursday, and more again on Saturday. I better get everything I will need for the weekend now!:hair:

cdjack
12-05-2007, 11:02 AM
I lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan for five years while I was in school.
Yes, that first snowfall is so dreamy when it is so quiet outside, but then it turns into a nightmare! I don't know how y'all do it.
You should never had to put on two layers of clothing just to go check the mail. :teehee: That's why I moved back to Texas. But, I did enjoy the picture of the snow.

dustinac
12-05-2007, 11:06 AM
:teehee: I love to watch it snow... but I only want it to snow when no one has to go out in it lol... and there is no chance for our power to go off cause the kerosene heater scares me...Still coming down need to go put my 2 layers on and get some photos... we are under a Level 2 right now so dh still can't get into work... he is hoping at noon it will be lifted... it took him over 2hrs yesterday to go to work and come home... I think he needs to stay put but he isn't listening to me :teehee: ...the kid's have Christmas play practice tonight but mommy doesn't drive in snow :oo:

ETA: Pictures...

Knitting_Guy
12-05-2007, 11:15 AM
I'd probably like snow if it was about 80 degrees when it's doing it.

cindycactus
12-05-2007, 11:30 AM
Thanks for sharing the pictures. It looks beautiful. Reminds me of my childhood in Penna. But Thank God, he told my mother to take us south to Florida 51 years ago. I love the sunshine!!! :woot:

ladyjessica
12-05-2007, 11:39 AM
I just found out they're closing the university where I work early because the snow is starting to come down. Public schools were closed but they made us all get up and come in only to send us home. :wall:

Oh well, I'll just go home and play with my Christmas tree. (Or knit) :) I love snow now, but come February I'll be sick of it. I really need to learn to use the snowblower this year....lol.

lostchyld
12-05-2007, 03:05 PM
I like snow. It's pretty and crunchy and it means the weather is warm-ish. Plus, it means hockey season is on and I have an excuse to wear my favorite sweaters and the coat I like and the gloves I made. If there's actually snow falling, I'm pretty happy going out in just a wool sweater, a scarf and gloves.

cftwo
12-05-2007, 04:18 PM
I like snow until I have to shovel it. It's been snowing all day here (2-4" forecast), and I am just HOPING that I can get in my driveway when I get home. 2-4" isn't a lot until you try to drive a 2-wheel drive car through 4" up a rise. If I can't, I park in the street, shovel the driveway and then move the car. Overnight snows are much easier to deal with.

stacyk9
12-05-2007, 05:09 PM
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!!!!

I love all the snow pictures. Here in Southeast Missouri it's a crap shoot! Sometimes we get alot and other years we get nothin'!! I'm hoping for a little bit of the white stuff, but for now, I'll admire yours!!!!!

Songbirdy
12-05-2007, 05:18 PM
I honestly don't mind snow... if there is little wind and it is fairly near the 0 degrees C mark.

And I'd much rather have it snow and stay than it melt and have to deal with mud and salt and gravel and crap!

I lived in the snow belt. I loved the huge snow drifts... hated having to trudge through "recycled snow" daily on my trek to the barn. I would have much preferred if the night winds could have left that snow where my husband blew it the day before!

Other than that, it takes some figuring out how to get the right warm clothes, and it does nothing for the figure but... I've been out in -30 degrees with the wind chill and been perfectly warm!

Sharly
12-05-2007, 06:25 PM
I'm in the "snow deprived" group - I've only seen it a few times, and most of you would probably not even consider it "real snow"! I can still say I love it, because even if we get flurries, the city just shuts down. It means staying home, and getting cozy. There's nothing like the silence of a day like that! I sure wish we would get some snow this winter!! I just don't want so much that the limbs on the trees break and all the power lines go down!

Dustin - Your pictures are gorgeous!!!

dustinac
12-06-2007, 09:11 AM
Thank you, I love that red barn...before we gave the kids seprate rooms...ours looked out on the red barn I loved waking up to it every morning esp when it had snowed...My son went out for just a minute or two yesterday but my little girl made some snow angels... dh tried again for work but had to come back home... I can't enjoy it for worrying about him being out on the roads...but it is pretty when he is home safe :thumbsup:

Sharly
12-06-2007, 10:01 AM
I love the barn too! In the picture, it looks like a b&w picture in which the barn has been colored! It's a beautiful place, and I hope your hubby gets to stay home until it's safe to go out again!

mommydearest
12-06-2007, 11:10 AM
I lived in Northern Illinois for 37 years and I'm happy to say I DON'T miss the snow. I do like looking at the snow when it's all nice, crisp and clean, but once it gets dirty - forget it. I hated driving with the inept drivers that think they can go faster than conditions allow then hit their brakes and stop without sliding all over the place - not a chance.

I love Southwest Florida - even in the hot summer months.

Good luck and stay warm.

Mary