the vinter of discomboobalation

vinter 2017-2018

lots of klawdz. almost no snow through most of january. then…i got 6 snow storms ranging between 3-6 inches that got rained on and turned to 1-2 inches of slush/ice. plus i got one snow storm that was 1-2″ of slush/ice with 2 inches of snow on it. this was through february. oh, did i mention the rain? 3 rain storms with totals of 1-3 inches!

so march gets here. 1 week i get 15 inches of heavy snow. it wasnt quite wet but it wasnt fine dry powder, not by a long shot. then…3 days later i get 21 inches of the same stuff…

the only saving grace is that even a cloudy day in march with slightly above freezing temps will see shoveled areas clear up very nice indeed.

a few more inches expected on the heels of that. spring equinox in 10 days. now i have seen heavy snow twice in april. it is usually gone in a day or two. it does happen. most of march is still winter so i cant blame “gloppal warning” but i shore doan like dee timing.

i hear the birds lamenting. all master man is still at the mercy of unpredictable weather. climate is what you expect and weather is what you get.

becuz of short daylight and heavy klawdz all i could do is keep a charge on my solar carts. besides, i wanted them in reserve for any mains power interruption.
lucklishly, i did not experience any major long term black outs. during both storms the power blinked many time momentarily but did not go out. i did have a 3 hour outage in january during brutal cold single digit weather. lucklishly again it wus an on common sunny day and i wuz able to warm dee house wiff open winders.

i did get enough snow to bury the roof top solar panels for a few days each event. the panels are buried right now. well, eventually the snow will melt and warmer days will arrive and i can reduce consumption of mains electric.

in related news the day after the most recent blizzard i stayed home becuz the various goobermints are not prepared to quickly clean the roads. the utilities are unprepared to restore power to those unlucky customers.

i red on line dat a feller who got off dee highway at the exit i use to go to work drove over a live downed wire, got electrocuted, died and hiz car caught fire and was burned to a crisp. the 2nd day after dat storm i went into work and spoke to my boss about it. in fact, i mentioned it to everyone i could becuz it was very near the employment.

it is best to stay home and be safe rather than attempt to travel and possibly get killed. YOSH!


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