They are predicting 6-10 inches of snow! Yikes! I have to work Saturday night, too, so yeah, I’ll have to drive in it. It’s a good thing that we dropped Sarah off in Madison a week ago. It snowed that day, too, but not like what’s coming! Keep you posted! This is a picture from 2013! That storm dropped about 15 inches! LOL!
We had to wait until Almost February! It started on Saturday, January 31st and ended late on Sunday, February 1st. All day Sunday it was snowing and blowing. It would not have been a good day to drive anywhere. Often the visibility was about zero! I was at work on Sunday and sometimes you couldn’t see across the street! I think we got about 8-9 inches, which was more than they thought we would get in Sheboygan.
I’m finally getting over whatever virus hit me, about 2 weeks ago. It might have been the flu, despite my having a flu shot, or just some random respiratory virus. I’ve been at my current job for a year-and-a-half and I missed work for the first time, since I started. I had a fever, though. I had no business being at work.Fortunately, no one else in my family got sick.
We woke up to this on Tuesday morning. The weathermen said our area had about 2-4 inches of snow. The snow is starting early this year! A couple of years ago, we didn’t get our first snow until January! That is pretty late. This was a wet snow and it stuck to the west-facing street signs. You had to be a bit careful that you didn’t miss the stop signs.
I work so much, I haven’t been able to get a picture of the snow still falling. I know it will snow again and maybe I won’t be working, or in a rush to get to work, so I’ll be able to photograph the snowflakes.
Looking forward to roasted vegetable fall pizza for lunch today. Later on the kids are going to make a turkey breast in the crockpot and all the things that make up a Thanksgiving meal. I’ll get to eat it, when I get home from work.
We’ve had 47 inches of snow this winter, in Sheboygan. Yesterday, we got 6 inches. It’s our biggest snowstorm so far! Then it was nice and warm today, so the roads are already in pretty good shape! In January, it kept snowing, but the temps were so cold, the salt really had no effect. I haven’t been taking that many pictures of the snow, because we kept only getting an inch or two, and it didn’t seem worth the bother, but now, with 6 inches, it’s starting to look like further shoveling will be a challenge. In other news, we could get more snow on Thursday! Or not. It all depends on the storm track.
So, today, was in the 30s. It felt great. After -17 with a -40 windchill, everything will feel warm from here on out! I keep laughing at the weather men who keep talking us it’s “cold”, but only down to zero, or it’s “cold” getting down into the 20s. We’ve been down to -17. We can handle it.
Still, there has been snow packed on my driveway all winter. We aren’t so good at shoveling and then Gary doesn’t always have time to snowplow right away, so it’s been sad. I’d like to see my driveway again. Maybe we will, someday.
The sky was trying to be blue! We get so many cloudy days in WI. Maybe it’s because of the lake!
In 2014, we have missed 3 days of school now. The first two were January 6th and 7th and then again on January 21st. It was almost cold enough on January 20th, but not quite. These days had wind chill warnings it was so cold. On January 21st, Sarah and I went out to see the Disney animated movie, “Frozen!”. LOL! We both really liked the movie. After the movie, we came home and got supper ready, so were busy and moving around a lot. After supper, I notice it was quite chilly in the house and I check the thermostat. It says 64. Brrrrr. Also, the house was very quiet because the furnace wasn’t running. Our furnace motor had been giving us fits and would occasionally overheat and stop working. Then hubby had to take it apart and lubricate it to get it working again. I noticed this all at 6:30pm. He was out of town and had to process a lot of photographs and a video for the newspaper, before he could come home. By the time he got home, around midnight or so, the house had gone down to 53. It was -2 outside. Sarah and I were wearing layers and covering ourselves with blankets. Fortunately, he was able to lubricate the motor again and get it running again, so the house could warm up again.
On Wednesday morning, he ordered the furnace motor from Amazon and got 2-day shipping. The motor arrived on Friday afternoon and he installed it when he got home from work on Friday night. The furnace has been purring and keeping us warm since Friday now. It’s a good thing. The heating and cooling company that installed the furnace wanted $600 to install a new motor. We got it from Amazon for about $180.
A few weeks ago, the motor died on the dryer. That we ended up buying a motor from the local appliance store and Gary watched a video on the internet on how to replace that. The dryer also purrs now. It’s nice to have both of those items working perfectly now.
I’m very thankful for dry clothes and good heat! Spring is getting closer, but it’s not here yet. A house at 53 on a cold, January day was no fun.
Last year, we were in the 60s, so our little bit of snow just disappeared. On February 26-27, we got 15-17 inches of snow in east central WI. It is still very much present, although melting slowly. These satellite pictures are quite different from each other!
Argh, the pictures don’t exist at that link anymore.
I’m so behind on this post. From 5pm on 2-26-13, and all through the day on Wednesday, we got 15-17inches of snow. It seemed every media outlet had a different opinion on how much snow we got. We woke up on Wednesday morning to a snow day and about 2-3 feet of snow drifted across the entire driveway, plus that much snow over all the sidewalks, too. It took Gary 3 hours to get everything snowblowed, plus, he really had to push the snowblower through the snow, since it was wet and heavy. Ugh. I just stayed home most of that day, although, I did go out to the soup supper and Lenten service from about 5pm to 6:30pm. That’s only about a mile or two away. Earlier in the day, the roads had been really bad, so I just stayed home.
Pictures of the snow:
Today, was rainy, windy, cold, and foggy. The warm above-freezing temps are melting the snow, but it’s still going to take a while to melt all this snow!
On Wednesday night, January 30, 2013, all activities are cancelled. That includes worship, confirmation and choir rehearsal.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. -Anne Bradstreet