A blizzard is on the way

@Porcospino (16435)
Denmark
March 17, 2013 2:38pm CST
A blizzard is expected to hit my country tomorrow and Tuesday, and they have said that it will be the worse blizzard in 12 years. I am going spend as time inside as possible, because I don't want to get trapped in the snow like I experienced some years ago. I will try to find some indoor activities the next couple of days. If the internet is working that would be a good way to spend the time. Otherwise I will work on my art or some of the unfinished crafts projects that I have. I also have plenty of books from the library so I think that I will able to find a constructive way to spend the time if I am unable to leave the house. Did you ever experience a situation where you had to change ot cancel your plans because of the weather? How do you spend the time when the weather forces you to stay inside?
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@tkonlinevn (5784)
• Vietnam
20 Mar 13
I'm sorry to hear about the blizzard. I hope every thing will be ok with you and your family. I have had this experience when I lived in my hometown. It's rain heavy in many days. So, we must stay in home. We cooked many delicious meals which we couldn't do because we was too busy with job. I think that was a great time with me and my family.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
21 Mar 13
Fortunately I think that the worst is over now. It is still snowing, but we are able to drive again if we stick to the main roads. In the beginning of this week I spent the entire day inside the house because it wasn't safe to drive around outside, and I am very happy that the situation has improved now. I think that it was great that you cooked delicious meals and enjoyed the time when you had to stay in your home. When my husband and I had to stay inside the house we also tried to make good use of the time and it was nice that we had more time to talk and be together.
• Vietnam
22 Mar 13
Sometimes, we can find happiness in worst thing, right? :)
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@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
17 Mar 13
Oh yeah, but I am not worried about getting stuck in the snow, our vehicle is all-wheel drive and my husband use to love driving in snow, so he knows how without getting stuck. The only thing that does change is my son would have no school if it was real bad, so I would have him around while I am trying to do my school work. Anyways, stay warm and dry, hope the weather improves soon..
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
17 Mar 13
An all-wheel drive vehicle is definately the best. We don't have that kind of car, and last time we got stuck in that snow a couple of times. Fortunately a stranger offered his help and eventually we managed to get out of the snow. Next time we are going to buy a all-wheel drive car! We always keep a shovel and blankets in the car in case we get stuck again. I hope that the weather will improve soon. I really look forward to spring.
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• United States
17 Mar 13
Same here, I can't wait until the temperatures rise...
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@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
19 Mar 13
I'm Norwegian, I can weather a storm :-) We've been warned a couple of times, but it hardly ever get as bad as further west so I usually just bundle up with close, cross my fingers and put my trust in spiked tires and four wheel drive :-) I've been close to having to change my travelling plans because of ash from Iceland or snow (not here, the UK, they really can't handle it) but I've made a close escape all times. Some countries really should invest in more ploughs, Edinburgh was quite ridiculus that way. Hope the storm didn't blow all of Denmark away, it's fairly flat so it could just take everything and blow it way out into Botniska viken.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
19 Mar 13
Four wheel drive cars are the best cars in that kind of weather. We don't have four wheel and sometimes we get stuck in the snow. We have winter tires, but we still get stuck sometimes especially when we drive around in the countryside. The last couple of days I didn't drive at all. I prefer to stay at home or visit the shops on my island because I can walk from my home to those shops. Fortunately my island didn't experience as many problems as one of the other islands where they closed several roads. I read that there have been a couple of accidents in my country. A bus was unable to stop and it hit a house, but fortunately no one was injured in the accident.
• China
18 Mar 13
I often change my plan due to the unstable weather,but it is a little weird,since now is the end of March,so how come it still will has a big blizzard hit your country?
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
18 Mar 13
Yes, it is weird. March is usually one of the spring months, but this year a blizzard has hit my country in March. Sometimes the weather in March is wonderful and we are able to sit in the garden. That is definarely not an option this year I hope that the blizzard will be over soon. I plan on spending the day inside tomorrow because the they say that the the weather will be even worse tomorrow. Fortunately I am able to spend the time on indoor activities like reading or the internet (if the internet is working)
@MoonGypsy (4615)
• United States
17 Mar 13
i basically am like you. i like to read, make jewelry, paint, and draw. i am kinda going through the same thing myself, not because of the weather. i am laid up with a hurt foot and have a cast boot on. so, i know about having to cancel all kinds of plans and be stuck indoors.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
18 Mar 13
I wish you a speedy recovery. It can be a challenge to find indoor activities if you have to spend a time inside the house. After my accident I had to spend a lot of time at home, and in the beginning I enjoyed reading, working on my art and other things, but after a while I just wanted to go back to work. I can see that we like many of the same things. I love to read and I am happy that I have many library books in my home at the moment. I think that it will be best to spend the next day inside as well because the weather is supposed to get even worse tomorrow. I also have some art projects that I didn't finish yet so that would be another option.
• United States
17 Mar 13
Staying in is the best course of action in that situation. Really, there is no reason to go out during a blizzard. I think that we are pretty much past the possibility of any more serious snow until next winter. We may still see a few flurries or even a light dusting, but it is unlikely that we will be getting any more significant accumulation. I like snow, so I'm actually kind of sad to see the winter nearing an end. However, our finances will be a lot happier when we aren't paying to keep this drafty place heated against the cold.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
18 Mar 13
I wish that our winter was nearing an end I have had enough of the snow and the really cold weather. I look forward to spring and summer. It will be really nice when we don't need to heat our home anymore. It is expensive, but the house would be much too cold without the heating. I haven't left the house since yesterday, but I can see the snow from the window next to the couch. I am grateful that I have a place to live and a place to hide when it is too cold and windy outside. I plan on spending a lot of time online during the next couple of days and because I don't want to go out at all.
@maximax8 (27048)
17 Mar 13
It is a such a terrible shame a blizzard is on its way to your home country. It sounds like on Monday and Tuesday you plus many other people will stay inside. Yes, indoors will be the safest place to stay. I hope you have got all the food and drink you need. In 1987 I was a secondary school child and there was a very big storm. Very high winds hit my home country. Many trees fell down and lots of damage happened. It was a horrible event which I won't ever forget. In March 1991 we had deep snow in the village that I lived in. I wasn't able to get into work and was bored stuck at home. I read my library books and watched some television. Good luck.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
18 Mar 13
I haven't left the house since yesterday. I had an appointment on the neighbour island, but I had to cancel it because it would be dangerous to drive. It looks quite bad outside, and I read that one woman was hit by a roof tile during the blizzard and several cars were also involved in accidents. I prefer to stay inside and fortunately we have enough food for a couple of days so we don't have to go out. Tomorrow is supposed to be even worse. If the internet still works I plan on spending a lot of time online tomorrow and tonight. In 1999 we experienced a storm similar to the storm you experienced. A lot of things were damaged and several accidents happened. People were told to stay inside unless it was absolutely neccesary to go out. My parents' garden looked terrible after the storm because the trees fell down. Some the trees from the garden ended on sidewalk just outside the garden, but fortunately no one got hurt.
@Raine38 (8987)
• United States
17 Mar 13
I just experienced my first snow and blizzard this year. And although we weren't stuck in the snow, it was a big inconvenience driving in the snow, the shoveling and de-icing of windshields and car windows, not to mention the extra careful driving and how scary it was seeing some cars skidding on icy roads. I hope we didn't have a blizzard in the coming days as well. I am so ready for some warmer weather, but this morning, its a bit icy and some snowflakes are falling although still very minimal.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
17 Mar 13
I also think that it is an inconvenience to drive in the snow. It takes extra time to remove the ice from the windows before we can drive and we have to drive slowly if we want to avoid accidents. Some years ago my husband was involved in an accident caused by the snow. Fortunately he didn't get hurt and neither did the driver from the other car. The cars were badly damaged in the accident, but that is not important when you think about the things that could have happened I hope that we will be able to avoid accidents this year and we are not going to drive if we can avoid it. I also hope that you will able to avoid a blizzard in your area.