Well, that's what the weather folks tell us. This weather system we are getting today blew in from Texas ... yee haw! This is the tail-end of winter weather that no one enjoys. It started off dry this morning, but by 8:00 a.m. the snow started. I took the pooch for a good long walk just in our neighbourhood and got the cabin fever out of us. We were both covered in snow by the time we got home. He was wearing a crust of snow on his thick coat.
Since then it's been a mixed bag of yuck out there ... snow, ice pellets, wet snow, freezing rain, regular rain ... is there a term for just normal rain besides "rain"?! There seems to be new terminology for precipitation and weathery things every time we change seasons now. Last year the new term was frost quakes, which we'd never heard of, but then we had never had them before either. For those that haven't heard that phrase, it's when the ground water freezes and cracks! And you can hear those cracks, and they sound like a huge crash inside your house and everyone runs around in their pajamas thinking the robbers are in your garage crashing around as they steal your stuff, or a tree limb fell on your roof!!
|not much snow accumulated before it turned to rain|
Anyway, it's fairly crummy out there, and I just sent my poor lad out to deliver newspapers for our next-door neighbour while said neighbour is on a Caribbean cruise. Figures the weather turned nasty in time for this favour. He should be out there for over an hour :)
|freshly cleared driveway :)|
I only ventured out after my walk to clear the driveway of snow, but then it rained all over the driveway anyway, so maybe that was a waste of effort on my part. Brewing a small pot of tea when I came in was in order as I was wet and very cold. Oh, and I fed the birds since they get such a raw deal at this time of year. This is supposed to continue until tomorrow ... bring me cold and a proper snowfall any day.
|cozy inside at last|
The only good thing about this weather is it's such a treat to come back indoors and get warm and dry again and you can watch the rotten weather through the windows :) I may or may not have gotten really lazy (since I had no kids in today) and watched a movie all by myself too!
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