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Soon enough that will be outside. We almost always have bulbs up on the south side of the house by the Solstice. Hard to believe when it's all snow there right now.
Ugh. Equinox. Not Solstice. Jeeze.
Really? Ok...I'm commenting without pants.
The couple who plants together stays together. Now if someone will just water it.
Pretty! We're in for our second round of major snow in a month tomorrow. After last year, my gardenia didn't even bloom....I'm afraid this year might kill it.
I see the writing on the wall. Or is it the ceiling?PS Sure that isn't the couple who plants each other stays together, tg?
Now if someone will just water it. Hydration happens To those who toil And those who don'tThe same with droughtThere is a healthy place within meMay it grow
Haha. word verification "fairy" that's kind of charming innit.I keep the door open a crack even though it's freezing outside because I like the air coming in. But then I heard the wind hit like BLAM-O ! Tornado wind. It was knocking everything around. Chimes were rattling like they were being blown off. The wind was driving dead-on from the North. The snow was blowing horizontally, stinging everything in its path. The snowmen winced and bent protecting their faces or maybe I imagined that part, anyway it was COLD and DRAMATIC. I love that. Glad I'm not in it. Then it suddenly stopped. Kinda like a huge vacuum was suddenly filled with arctic air then everything sat there frozen. Not a person nor vehicle moving in sight. Dead silence.
Obama: $52 billion for very fast choo-choos.Does his birth certificate say his real name is Lionel?How about we fix the schools first.When was the last time he took a train?
Obama: $52 billion for very fast choo-choos.For scale, that's approx 5 months worth of adventurist hearts and mind winning, road and bridge building in the Middle East. If we are fighting them over there instead of here, - aren't we just building them a way to get over here when we do leave?
It takes next to nothing to charm us silly.Well then, here goes nothin'!(Or next to it,...)
Trouble ahead.Trouble behind.The trouble with you, is the trouble with me.Trouble ahead.Trouble behind.And you know that notion, just crossed their mind.And you know that notion, just crossed their mind.**J. Garcia and company
Jesus Christ: Beta Male.Allah: Alpha Male.Choose wisely.Choose.
For scale, that's approx 5 months worth of adventurist hearts and mind winning, road and bridge building in the Middle East.Er... did you mean that as an argument for the train, or against it?Because when I hear you say that we can either build a useless train system here in America, or some roads and bridges in a poor foreign country... isn't the latter pretty much the obvious choice?Assuming "not spend any money at all" has been ruled out, of course.
We need the speed train to take the Sisterhood of Sputnik Traveling Pants around the country.President Obama is a visionary.
Garage likes to throw out false dichotomies and act as though he knows it all, plus, he loves him some trains. Has anyone calculated the actual average speed Obama's fast train will run? My guess is that it won't get him out of town soon enough.
So was the picture flipped horizontally or are the onionskin pages of French words face down?
Everyone I've talked to tells me the train idea is catching steam.
I am looking at more snow in my backyard than I have ever seen. The drifts in the back are getting close to the middle rail of the fence.That's probably not strange for you all up north, but that's pretty odd in Arkansas.
21 janry 1952millboro, sout dkotajus north of th nebraska linethe midle of nowhreit was a nice mornng so at noon clarence longcorwnt to town for supliesthe forcast sed a storm wuld strike but he dint expect it to be there til evningsudenly the air got vry still he had a hunch 2 or 3 times to turn backand lookd fr a place to turnaround thn the blizard strucksnowng heavily no let up all afternoncar stuk in a drfthe culdnt see frther than th ornamnt on the car hoodmor snow4:30 he left th car to try for the davis farm homea quartr mile aheadculd only see the ground befor himbarely made out the hi-line posts missd the turn to th yrd twice aftr 15 minuts and 3 tries made it only as far as the granaryth house just 50 yrds furthrbut which way?afraid he wuld freez so no sleep -that enemyevry 20 minuts would stamp his feet 200 tims nd beat his hands together 200 timsth sno blew an blewhe prayd for his wife home alonsmokd cigaretsan talkd to th ducks8 hrs then morninmad it to th housethey gave him warm clothsa warm breakfst and coffe which tastd goodhis hands were swolln for days from beatng them togethr
I am looking at more snow in my backyard than I have ever seen.Hey Freeman! It just started snowing here in LR and it's already covered in white everywhere. I don't ever remember having so much snow, so many times, in Little Rock. It snowed a foot one time when I was a kid, and other than that it's usually an inch maybe twice a winter. I mean, it snowed an inch or two on Monday, even and we all went to work.
The evening news showed a national map of the proposed "high-speed" rail system. For $52 billion, they might be able to bring that much trackage up to the standards it is supposed to be maintained at now, but I doubt it.
Great story, Concrete...or perhaps Theo Boehm in a new guise?
Shanna, you are not going to believe how much snow you'll have in a few hours. It's unreal.Email from my children's music teacher signalling that class is cancelled today:Subject: Holy Cow!Message: See you next week... unbelievable!I knew I should have bought a pair of snow skis after last year.
I liked Concrete's poem too.
I knew I should have bought a pair of snow skis after last year. I know!! It seems stupid to buy snow stuff in Arkansas, but this year maybe we could have used it. That cross country skiing looks so fun! We had about 5-6 inches back in January and they're predicting about the same today I think. It's still snowing like crazy.
They were predicting 5-8 inches for us. So far, we've got eighteen.
OMG, you have 18 inches!!!! Holy Crap, Freeman. Do you think that means we'll get more than 5 or 6?
"So far, we've got eighteen."That's starting to be some real snow. Hope you guys have snow plows.
Hope you guys have snow plows. Heh.My brother was watching something about the superbowl and the ice in dallas and the out of state guys could not believe they were putting sand down instead of ice.
Eighteen at 7:55, and it's still pouring snow. Local reports. Supposedly a stationary band of heavy snow settled over our city. Some of the cities directly to the north and south aren't getting as much.So who knows what Little Rock will get. They keep updating our Severe Weather Alert every hour or so. Last one says we could get up to twenty-two inches. My yard looks like it's already gotten that.Snow drifts in the back are now up to the middle rail of our six foot fence.
We don't usually get as much here in Lr as you guys get. We'll see, I guess.
I saw a video clip on the national news years ago that's always stuck with me. I think it was Memphis that had gotten some ice and the clip was of two street workers standing in the back of a dump truck filled with salt. As the truck drove down the street they were spreading salt out the back with shovels.It struck me as hilarious.
Heh. We don't have all that fancy snow and ice equipment in these parts.
Okay, I'm going to try to make some snow pants out of a garbage bag and duct tape so that I can go out and get pictures.
"Okay, I'm going to try to make some snow pants out of a garbage bag and duct tape..."Make sure to get a picture of yourself.
Ha!I just finished making them. They turned out great. I used packing tape instead of duct tape though. The only duct tape I have on hand is Gorilla tape, and that would have been too hard to work with for a temporary pair of plastic pants.My husband is laughing at my new pants. He doesn't understand awesome.
I just finished making them. They turned out great. I totally thought you were kidding. You are going to have to post pictures now!
How to: Trash bag drawstring goes at the top and becomes the drawstring for the pants. Slit the middle from the bottom up to an inch from the drawstring to make two legs. Slit the bottoms of the legs, so that your feet can come out. Tape the inseam of each leg closed. Put them on over another pair of pants and tighten the drawstring; the plastic pants should ride very, very low. Tape all the way around the top of the plastic pants to attach them to the regular pants. (You should be able to use the button and fly on the regular pants as usual, so you can remove the pants without having to remove the tape each time. If you're tall, a trash bag won't be long enough for pants, so you'll have to make two legs and tape them to a regular pair of pants.In case anyone would like his own pair.(Reposted to fix a hilarious typo.)
It will have to snow a whole lot more than it has so far for me to make trash bag pants but thanks for the tip :)
You will want the plastic pants if it gets like this. (That's me outside an hour ago. It's still snowing.)
Hey, that looks like Wisconsin, Freeman! Enjoy.
The backyard. That fence is just over six feet tall.
Wow Freeman. They've got you guys in the 12-24 forecast now. We're definatley not getting that. Maybe 4 inches or more.
Somebody's going to learn about snow rakes.
Freemans's Bag Pants: Inventive and awesome solution to an equally awesome amount of Arkansas snow accumulation.Sometimes it's the simple things.Our choc lab had a tumor removed from his lower leg last week. It turned out to be benign, but he found a way to work around the e-collar and started licking the wound, which opened it to infection. A trip to the vet to address this resulted in an extensive bandage up to the hock and antibiotics. We were also given an empty IV bag (thick flexible plastic) to tie over the foot to keep things dry when he went outdoors PLUS instructions on how to cut a hole in a bucket and pad it with Duct tape, drill holes on the side through which I was to attach strings tabs to his collar to put a firm end to the licking. Thankfully, we haven't had to resort to the Bucket yet, but the first trip outdoors with the IV bag protection was a disaster as his back leg kept slipping and sliding out on the snow and ice. Hard to take a dump with a rear end that can't be trusted to stay in place. After trying to fix the problem with rubber bands and Vetwrap the solution turned out to be a white sport sock pulled over the IV Bag. Traction and coverage as close as the laundry basket. The owner of a Big Dog (who can now walk, dump and heal) sends a Bucket (so far unused) of compliments to the Concrete Dog, who continues to provide enjoyment, enlightenment and insight right where he stands.
I'm worried for Freeman. I hope she took an avalance beacon.
Heh.21 inches at 9:30 AM. I don't know what it totals now.Drudge's "10+ inches" headline doesn't do it justice.
I think I'd like to live somewhere where it snows like this all winter. I love it.As it is, this snow has closed the interstate. Yow.
"I think I'd like to live somewhere where it snows like this all winter. I love it."The Red Team in Wisconsin is always looking for new recruits.
Hey Freeman, I actually saw people with ski's on my street this afternoon! They were just carrying them, though, so I don't what they ended up doing with them. We ended up with 6 inches.
That's a lot of snow for Little Rock.
I know! And twice in about a month is apparently a record or something (we had a similar snowfall in January). But nowhere near 2 feet. That is just crazy.
New state record.
New all time state snow fall record.
Northwest Arkansas is sort of a melting pot area with transplants from all over the country, so the local news just had a segment interviewing people who moved here from snowier climes. A guy from Wisconsin complained that back in Wisconsin he had a snow blower, but now he was having to spend hours and hours shoveling because he never thought he'd need it here.
My brother in Fayetteville says U of Ark been closed 5 days so far for snow this winter. 5 days off WITH PAY. When the UW closed last week, we got to take a vacation day.
Everybody in Wisconsin has a snowblower (well, pretty much everybody). Do you have a snow shovel?
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