09 February 2009

Ice, Ice, Baby.

So, after having temperatures well below freezing since like, LAST SUMMER, yesterday we had a bit of a thaw. Actually, it was QUITE a thaw. My car thermometer read 42 degrees at the warmest part of the day, and I'm pretty sure the thermometer wasn't damaged (from all the cold of course) because when I got into the car, it actually felt warm. Foreign concept!

The snow and ice build-up that has been plaguing our driveway turned to water yesterday. Water! Liquid! Yes, it was THAT warm. I found myself saying, "Why did I bring this coat?" And someone wisely answered, "Because it's February." Yeah, whatever.

After turning the heat down and not bothering to start a fire in the wood stove, we went to bed with winds howling around the house. I thought, "Yay, the wind will dry up all the water and Spring will be here in the morning!"

Uh, no.

This morning, it was about 9 degrees out there. The 3-foot walls of snow that line the sides of our driveway had only melted down to 2.5-foot walls. The ice and snow that turned to water on our driveway did not blow away. Rather, it froze. Solid.

Bring out the ice-skates, winter is still here.

Copyright © 2009 - Paulla Estes


Kris said...

Sorry to hear of your brutal winter. We've not really had winter yet this year. Go figure.

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