Monday, January 27, 2014

Preparation is the Key


This is misery, pure and simple.  Nothing more can be said about the storms that have been, are now arriving, and will be coming in a few days.


Monica Ferrell tried to dig her car out of the snow on Henry Street in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, using her hands.
Source

Bismarck Tribune

The above two photos demonstrate how NOT to behave or dress in the midst of the arctic freeze.  Both agreed to news sources that they were totally unprepared.

It looks snug and warm even in winter.
Source: Hobbit Hotel in Montana
Advice from those who know: Stay inside and hunker down in a warm place.  Hot tea?  Coffee?  Chili?  Whatever is your choice, but stay safe, warm, and inside.

p.s.  Apparently there really IS a Hobbit Hotel in Montana.  Check the site under the charming hobbit hole above.  

29 comments:

  1. This too shall pass. A hobbit hotel? That sounds great.

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    1. The Hobbit Hotel is a "one day we'll go there" place. It is pretty far away, but maybe in 2015?

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  2. The cold is here this time of year, sure sucks a ton

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    1. The northern regions expect snow, but the states of Louisiana and Florida are in a 'state of shock'.

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  3. This has been the coldest and snowiest winter here in KY in ages. But I'm one of those weirdos who loves it :)

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    1. I grew up in snow in IL and Iowa. Too many experiences of lost power and dig-outs have left negative memories.

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  4. I am counting the days till spring. All this snow will be good for the soil and the gardens will be excellent this year - maybe.

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    1. The news showed that bears in some places have not gone into hibernation because there has been no snow to click the instinct. What will happen now?

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    2. The bears will be very tired come spring. Hopefully, you won't find one napping in your yard.

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  5. I'd stay there!
    We're actually supposed to get a couple inches here which just blows my mind.

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    1. It doesn't seem possible that the south has gotten so much snow.

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  6. snow day here today. We've had enough now that I'm wondering if they'll shave off some of the spring break or summer vacay.

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    1. I have always wondered how school districts manage with snow days, breaks, and summer.

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  7. Like Arlene said (and I can hear my mother saying it too), we need this cold to freeze the bugs. So, Emerald Ash Borer, you heard it here, take note.

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    1. Out here in drought land (CA), Dept. of Ag. has given dire warnings about boring beetles attacking stressed trees.

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  8. Oh my. That does not look good. I like a great snowfall but the clean up can be a hassle.

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    1. The clean-up and digging out just moves bad to worse.

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  9. Misery is the best way to describe it

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    1. No other word can express what people are experiencing.

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  10. I love looking at snow... in pictures. We had plenty of it when we lived in Maryland, but it's usually a very rare event here in Georgia. Usually. We're under a winter storm watch now. But if we get it, it won't even come close to what other parts of the country have had this year. Unbelievable!

    I'd say that a good part of the country has had ENOUGH frigid temperatures, ice, and snow, and is desperately looking forward to being able to whine about how hot and humid it is again.

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    1. Enough is enough. I only wish the snow could be loaded up and shipped out here.

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  11. I worry about the people who have no heat.

    Stay warm and stay safe.

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  12. Gail is correct. Those who have limited amounts of heating oil or wood are in dire straights. The elderly should be checked to see if they need anything.

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  13. One must be prepared for inclement weather! Apparently the people in the top two pictures put fashion before sensibility.

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    1. People over expect to be fine. Some think that this is just another storm.

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  14. Oh, my, Susan. Hang in there. Sending warm hugs from afar. And you know what, I will never complain that it's too cold here again.... I hope.

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    1. Actually I was writing that post down the california coast in San Diego. My brother & sister live in the -0 temperatures. Grew up there, live out here!

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  15. I can't imagine that kind of cold, even staring into my freezer, because I know I can shut that door and be warm again.
    I hope all of you up there in the North are staying safe and warm in your homes.

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  16. I think my advice would be to keep busy and type with mittens on. Then you would know how difficult it is for Penny to type her pawstings. Stay warm, drink hot chocolate.

    Gary :)

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!