Snow day!

Feb. 2nd, 2015 08:04 am
[personal profile] meeciegeezer
So yeah, I don't know what the official totals are yet, but we got a lot of snow...for us. The east coasters will laugh, but it's rare for this part of the country to get more than 6 inches of snow or more at a time. We just get much more frequent storms. I'm guessing we got at least a foot yesterday, and I'm not going anywhere today. Called into work (and the university, minus the hospital, is closed to non-essential personnel anyway), and school is cancelled. Spent some time digging out this morning, will go dig out a bit more after [ profile] melstav finishes running the snow-blower over both our driveways/sidewalks (damn I'm going to be spoiled living here).

It's probably been forever since I posted, but yeah, school is intense this term already. My grades last term were quite good, so I'm hoping I can keep that up, but yeah, the practical course is kicking my butt a bit. And I'm not the only one.

The dogs are good! And will be enjoying the snow, for sure. We played a bit yesterday, and I'll try to get some new snow pictures today :-)

In the mean time, have some pictures from Saturday, when the sun was shining, and there was a lot of competition for the sunny spot on the big fluffy dog bed:


Yeah, black dogs in the sun, the cell phone doesn't quite know how to handle that, but hey.

Nika, since she hasn't had much camera time lately:

I'll pull out the good camera today. I need to update on Riley's ear, it healed really well, but yeah, it looks different from the other one. And it seems a bit prone to getting funky-smelling, like just the start of a fungal infection, so the cleanings are happening often, much to her dismay.

Date: 2015-02-02 02:04 pm (UTC)
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and not include pictures. Crappy cell phone is FINE! we're not picky!!!

the sunspot looks nice though... toasty.

Date: 2015-02-02 02:09 pm (UTC)
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It was still dark when I posted this! I'll get some later today, the sun has come out (and it's freakishly cold), so I need to find the dog coats and get to work. In the mean time, I leave you with the Detroit Free Press's gallery:

Date: 2015-02-02 02:14 pm (UTC)
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Whoa! they make it look like a mess, and no fun at all.

I trust you to find the fun in it. :)

Date: 2015-02-02 04:52 pm (UTC)
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It's still snowing here. I love it.
I miss not being in the snow belt. And not sure what you mean about the east coasters? They don't get a lot of snow in general (other than perhaps Maine?) Maybe I'm just still pissed at New england this morning.

Date: 2015-02-02 05:54 pm (UTC)
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Oh, on the east coast, even down near Baltimore where my parents are, they seem to get a Nor'easter every couple of years that dumps 2-3 feet of snow at once. It doesn't stick around long, but it pretty much cripples the city for a few days at least each time. The clippers that come across the midwest just don't have as much moisture in them, so unless you're in a snow-effect band like Buffalo, yeah, not quite so much snow at a time.

Date: 2015-02-02 06:07 pm (UTC)
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Because I lived in the main snow belt until I lived here, I still call myself from Cleveland! You're right re: the clipper, but we get affected by the lake from those. Funny, that although I rarely go to to any beach, I'm completely in love with the lake.

Date: 2015-02-02 06:10 pm (UTC)
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PS: I am really glad though we don't live in Buffalo, though I do love that city!



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