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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Dec. 22nd, 2008 09:24 pm
Snow snow and more snow

Right now Syracuse looks a bit like my icon. Ok, maybe not quite THAT bad but it's getting there. It just seems to not want to stop snowing. Friday we totaled 9.5 inches, beating out a record from 1982. Sunday we got another 5.3. We got another 2.5 or so this afternoon. And it has NOT stop snowing since before I left work at 4pm. And we're not talking flurries. We're talking snow. Real snow. I have NO idea how much we've gotten this evening but I'd hazard a guess that it's been another 3 inches or so. For fuck's sake. Everyone just STOP begging for a white Christmas. It's all getting dumped in central NY. We're neck and neck with last year's total. 49 inches so far (minus this evening) vs. last year's 52.9. Looovely.

Dahlia seems to love this stuff. She's from Portsmouth, Ohio, which gets an average of 16 inches of snow a year. Yes, I know where my dog is from, but not her birthday. She has NEVER seen this much snow. I'd guess there's about her average yearly snowfall all on the ground NOW. She loves it. She runs into the snow, almost swims in it. She seems to love leaping over the snowbanks (sometimes landing in the snow and getting a bit stuck on the other side). We took her down to the soccer field on Sunday and watched her leap through the snow. Just "bounce bounce bounce" through the snow. David went further with her than I wanted to go, I stopped about halfway across the field. He continued to the other side and then turned around. When Dahlia saw me again, she took off RUNNING...leaping across half a soccer field clogged with a foot or more of snow. It was a glorious run and I wish I had captured it on video. She was one tired doggy after that and we trudged back home slowly. She slept the afternoon away.

On the other hand, Dahlia seems to have a difficult time finding a place to do her bathroomly duties in this sort of snow. She just doesn't seem to want to squat in a foot of snow. I don't blame her one bit! It now takes a lot longer for her to do such a thing and so the walks are becoming longer. I really don't mind walking in this stuff. It's pretty. It's the driving I hate so much. Getting up the hill tonight was tough and I almost didn't think I'd make it up the main road up the hill.

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ladyleo
ladyleo
The Redheaded *Ki
Tue, Dec. 23rd, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)

I hope it all melts come Dec 30th (when I leave ;-) )

All seriousness, this means I will likely be packing the Doomling's heavier weight snowsuit, and having him wear the fleece one to the airport/on me for carry on... Gracious, I think I'll be wearing my Doc Martin's the entire time I am there (yay bright pink)


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Tue, Dec. 23rd, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)

I thought Doc Martins were sandals! LOL

We have about 3 feet on the ground apparently, so you're likely to see some.

Do we get to meet you and the Doomling at some point while you're here??? :-)


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ladyleo
ladyleo
The Redheaded *Ki
Wed, Dec. 24th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)

http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/store/product.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302028394&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442170101&bmUID=1198104326536&AID=10453346&PID=1992680

And planning on it! I should be in Syracuse on the 27th... Trying to catch up with Kris and Kathy while in town too!


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Wed, Dec. 24th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)

Haha those are AWESOME. They're so totally you.


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ladyleo
ladyleo
The Redheaded *Ki
Wed, Dec. 24th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)

:chuckles: friend got them for me as "congrats on the baby" present.

:)


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stubberella
stubberella
Lisa Eskra
Tue, Dec. 23rd, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)

Wow, we're still just iced over. Only flurries since that happened. I had no idea you guys were getting hammered. At least Dahlia is enjoying it!

lol, the girls have the same problems with potty time in deep snow. When it gets deep, Mike or I shovel part of the yard where they tend to do their business, heh.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Tue, Dec. 23rd, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)

We've gotten TOTALLY hammered. We got 13.5 yesterday! *blinks* It was hard to tell because it was drifting so bad. I really didn't think it was so much.

I wish we could just shovel out a place. Poor Dahlia refuses to go in the same place twice and has to mark her territory a bit. Argh.


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jackiesjottings
jackiesjottings
Jackie the tiny turquoise hippy faery
Tue, Dec. 23rd, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)

Heck- that is a lot of snow! We have never had a fall anywhere near that deep where I am. Stay warm. And thank you for your lovely card which arrived today :))


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Tue, Dec. 23rd, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)

We get an average of about 120 inches a year. This is a bit much though. We've gotten nearly 3 feet since Friday.


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