2/7/10

Blizzard Busts Super Bowl Plans


Stupid snow! I know we are all sick to death of the S word by now, what a ridiculous winter it has been (and, really, what would we do if we weren't complaining about something, hmm?). I live in Maryland, we have relatively mild winters, nothing too extreme, well, normally. Our total cumulative snow fall this winter is about 4 feet, with 30" falling on Super Bowl weekend! All of the restaurants and bars are closed because everyone is snowed in. Home parties are cancelled for the same reason and even if you can get out there is no place to park in neighborhoods. Think of the loss of revenue, to say nothing of the leftover cheese platters. I guess everyone is staying home and eating all that bread and milk that we stocked up on in preparation for snow. You might notice a shortage of toilet paper at your local stores. We have been hoarding it around here. Sorry, if you run short and can't find any, let me know and I'll send you a couple rolls of Scott, this stuff just throws us for a loop.

People tend to lose all good sense when we get a snowfall of more than 1/2", at least around here they do. Last weekend it snowed all day Saturday and ended sometime after midnight I believe. On Sunday afternoon my husband and I went out to run a few errands. We were stopped at a traffic light and looked over to the right where there was a line waiting at the car wash. Now I understand the need to get the salt off of your car but good lord! The snow had barely stopped and the roads were still a slushy, salty mess. Between the car wash and home these cars would be filthy again in a matter of moments! Seemed like a waste of time and $15 to me, how about you?

Well, today we noticed something that we found inexplicable. There is a family of 4 adults who live down the street from us, 4 drivers, 4 vehicles. One of the drivers is in high school so he is not going to a job that he must get to on Monday morning. This family owns 3 small to midsized cars and a 4x4 truck of some sort. It's blue, that's all I know. I noticed them busily digging out the cars, clearing the driveway and around the mailbox. Did a great job too, they got all the way down to the pavement and squared off the sides quite well. When we looked closer we noticed that they cleared out all of the little cars and didn't even attempt to clear off the 4x4 truck! No, the truck is still buried. Huh? Oh, it runs, I pulled over to let it go past on the street just Thursday. You can see it in the picture, it's the giant lump of snow on the far right.

16 comments:

blueviolet said...

Well, now that really doesn't make much sense at all!

koe whitton-williams said...

You should be there when they just try to drive it outta there - snow and all. I've seen that movie before on america's funniest videos.

My mom's theory about snow is that the same guy who put it there, can take it away.

Frogs in my formula said...

Maybe they ran out of snow-clearing steam. That's a lot of snow to move.

Jen said...

My truck looks like that but it doesn't run right now. It's the boys vehicle these days and I figure if he wants it to work he better figure out how to fix it.

I'm just about out of toilet paper and it's supposed to snow for the next three days (it's headed your way) could you send me some?

The Jacobsen Family! said...

That is some crazy snow!! Wonder if the kid drives the truck and they know school will be closed on Monday??

Veronica Lee said...

That's a lot of snow!

Grampys World said...

I think just ran out of steam. Maybe later. Or they will just try to drive it out. That should be interesting. Sorry you were snowed in. It missed us here in Connecticut. We are suppose to get hit on Wednesday. I am afraid you might also.
Well! Try to have a good day.

Me-Me King said...

You know how I've been praying for snow all winter. With snow like this, I better be careful what I wish for. Yikes!!!

injaynesworld said...

i can't even imagine that kind of winter, being a California weather weenie and all... We freak out when it rains more than one day. My sympathies. Build a fire and break out the brandy.

Ann said...

we're pretty used to snow around here. It's nothing to get 2 feet and still be out driving around. That's pretty funny that your neighbor would leave the 4 wheel drive truck buried. I would have dug that one out first.

BeadedTail said...

Doesn't make sense to me! But then again, neither does having a garage and parking outside so I think they are just messed up all around.

ManOverBoard.com said...

OMG we live in a part of the country is that is known as the snow belt, in Upstate NY. We have had hardly any snow this year. I hear another storm is on it's way and looks like Long Island and places near and south of there will get another foot. I am afraid that S word might be paying you yet another visit. Hey the ground hog said only a few more weeks right????

Roschelle said...

OMG! I've never never never seen that much snow before. That's crazy!!

Auntie E said...

Oh you must be in my town... We got 38 inches and started digging out Sunday, with more on the way today. I haven't been out yet but will be going out today. sorry about the party, but what a great game huh? well I would have snowshoed over,lol. We still have folks who haven't even bothered to shovel at all. Maybe the kids need to do it for them, since they do not even answer their doors..I don't understand them at all.
Anyway try to have a nice day before the next storm hits later on today.

vange said...

They left it because there's nothing funnier than a bed full of snow. Also, it's a PITA to dig out the bed of a truck.

I'M GUESSING! THAT'S NOT MY TRUCK! I SWEAR!

Stacie's Madness said...

bhahah, my guess? the teenager drives the truck and refused to help shovel. hahahaha.