Friday, April 19, 2013

Spooner Weather

By Uncle Hans

A blog about the weather in northern Wisconsin! It is out of frustration and to make the rest of you all feel pretty damned good! This was the view out of the front windows this morning................

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......and this is the snowblower I took off the tractor........a MONTH ago! Last year we had a "late" snow (mid march) which was wet and heavy. The blower plugged up and the impeller got bent and had to be welded. So this year I took it off the tractor to avoid being tempted into being stupid again when the wet, heavy late winter snow came............

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.........the snow came last night, about a month late, and six inches. This is how far I got in the car. It is deceptive looking, but the snow is wet and heavy and there is a coating of ice underneath because it started out as rain. With the car stuck in the driveway, I resorted to the all-wheel-drive van.....

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.....so, I set out on my day of work, two surgeries in two different towns and 120 miles of driving. The main roads were actually pretty good and the scenery was beautiful, for, say, January or February........

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.........................and this is what our road looked like at 2 PM when I got home from traveling and working. They had not plowed......

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.......and when I got home and maneuvered the van past the car stuck in the driveway. I was so depressed by the weather that I went first to check on Renee's spring flower plantings in the south-facing window in the bathroom.

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Yes, they are doing well


Yes, there will be a spring

Yes, that IS a Christmas cactus blooming next to the young flowers
and, Yes, it IS STILL SNOWING LIKE HELL!!



By Uncle Hans

1 comments:

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

But look at the bright side, I'll bet there are two very thankful patients that you managed to drive the van to both Hospitals and do their procedures.... I know I would have been.... Rod