Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Update from the Deep Freeze

The city is closed down more or less. The office is closed and I am off today and a very Cranky Old Broad. Poor Miss Ruby is parked out back and looks like a snow sculpture. I'd take a picture but the freezing rain this morning that added insult to injury has turned our city into an ice skating rink and as much as I love y'all and enjoy entertaining you, I'm not going out there. It's ugly. It's currently snowing hard again and will probably continue throughout the afternoon.

My favorite columnist from our local paper, Charita Goshay, had quite a bit to say about our 'lovely' weather this morning with her tongue planted firmly in her cheek. Here's an excerpt but y'all can read the rest here. I guarantee you a smile and maybe even a giggle or two.

"On Sunday night, a handful of motorists in Perry Township reported seeing mysterious, vertical streaks of light in the sky that changed colors; some streaks lasted as long as 10 minutes.

Explanations have included ice crystals, or an asteroid that has entered the earth’s atmosphere.But what if it’s something else ... a close encounter?

Then again, do we really want dealings with any alien dumb enough to visit Ohio in the dead of January — especially this January? Didn’t he look down?

We’ve gotten more hits this winter than a centerfold’s Web site.

Really, we should have known this was coming. Our regional weather forecast in the almanac reads, “Ha! Good luck.”


So, just how cold has it been?

The rowdy squirrels in my yard, are wearing rabbit.

On the way to work, I saw a dog in pants.

There’s a rumor that Satan offered to open the Gates of Hell to give us a break — but since Barack Obama was elected president, guess what froze over?

If the phenomenon in Perry Township indeed proves to be extraterrestrial, one thing is certain: The alien is male, because he has to be lost. No living being who didn’t already have family here, or a kid in a wrestling, basketball or swimming tournament, would purposely visit Ohio in January."

I hope the kids are in shoveling mode later today. The plows are working overtime and, of course, getting Miss Ruby shoveled out will be a challenge with the mounds of the white you-know-what piled at the end of the drive. Sigh.

That said, I'm going back to bed. I feel like hell.

Happy Blogging!!!!!!!!!


  1. Mom always used to ask me, "Son, why don't you move back here (to Iowa)?" She was such a kidder, and just ornery enough to pass away in January six years ago.

  2. I'm so sorry for your weather, Kay. Chicago just managed to squeak by and not get hit (this time), thank goodness! We just had flurries this morning. However, we've got about two feet of snow still weighing down everything.

  3. It's great that you and your columnist can keep a sense of humor in your ice house. I guess I'll quit complaining about our 52* temp. or someone might throw a shoe at me.

  4. We are having a monsoon-type rainstorm right now, and it was 68* today, if you can believe it, while just 200 miles away there is deep snow and ice. Go figure.

  5. darlene, you're complaining about 52 degrees ABOVE zero?? LOL!! and president obama laughed at us in DC today when the schools were closed because of icy roads. he said "toughen up, DC."

    yeah, right. i know wot he means, but it's not a matter of toughness. it's about all the folks here who don't get enough practice driving on ice to make it safe to venture out at all, especially with a bunch of kids in the bus or car.

    chicago and the rest of the midwest (which includes OHIO, actually) are frozen over half the year. they get very good at driving on ice.

    toughen up, indeed. why not throw some $$ in the stimulus package to buy poor kids some boots, heavy jackets, and mittens so they can WALK to school?

  6. Oh, the weather up there is frightening! And, the snow isn't so delightening (pun N). I feel for you. Hope you are staying warm.

    That newspaper piece was a delight to read, she has a good sense of humor.

  7. Hmm.that sure sounds like our weather here on the Georgian Bay.

    It was so cold here the other morning I saw two eskimos trying to jump start their sled dogs.

  8. I bet you are hoping that the groundhog's shadow shows! It was in the 70s today, sorry to tell you.

  9. could those be northern lights?


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