I Think I Will Sleep Better Tonight

United States
January 23, 2016 10:56pm CST
The snow has finally stopped falling and the wind has calmed down considerably. I won't have to listen to icy sleet hitting the windows tonight. Thank goodness. Tomorrow we will be very busy trying to clean off the vehicles and the porches and side walks and driveway. Thankfully, we did not lose power, so that was a blessing in itself. As all this snow begins to melt, we may have some flooding problems. A lot of snow fell on Virginia. North, south, east and west. Tons of snow will have to be dealt with as parking lots will have to be cleared at shopping centers, hospitals, and doctor's offices. It will be a major undertaking. Not to mention the tons of salt that were dumped on the roads that will get into the streams and rivers. Sometimes, we just don't think about all those consequences of a snow storm such as we have had this week end. I'm headed for bed however, and since I'm not planning to go anywhere tomorrow, I'll be back. Now, that sounds familiar. LOL
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@sharon6345 (135496)
• United States
24 Jan 16
I will be home tomorrow doing more here than I did today.. I was out in that snow a few times today.
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• United States
24 Jan 16
Not sure where you are, but evidently you got some snow. It's going to take a long time digging out of this mess. Some places in West Virginia got over 40 inches of snow. I'm from West Virginia and I remember a snow storm like this back in the early 50s I think. I don't know exactly what year that was, but it was a deep snow. So deep that we made tunnels and crawled through them.
@sharon6345 (135496)
• United States
24 Jan 16
@IreneVincent We had it so bad we had to jump out the window to go play in it. But,last night was a big mess. People are out digging right now..
@RasmaSandra (19041)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Jan 16
@IreneVincent Glad to hear you came through the storm alright. The snow and cold here in Latvia has made me feel lethargic and so sleepy. I hope my head clears up soon.
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@T_gray (7807)
• Salina, Kansas
24 Jan 16
We are dealing with the aftermath of the snow here too. Although our snow was not near as much as what I am sure you got. I am glad you did not lose power as I know how that can be. I hope the after math isn't as bad as it can be there and there isn't much for flooding.
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• United States
24 Jan 16
This storm made a wide path across the country and dumped a lot of precipitation, mostly snow. I hope we never get another storm like this one. It has been and will continue to be one for the record books, I'm sure.
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@T_gray (7807)
• Salina, Kansas
24 Jan 16
@IreneVincent Yuck that is terrible. How much snow did you get?
• Philippines
24 Jan 16
come to think of it, i just want to sleep now.
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• United States
24 Jan 16
I guess you have heard about our big snow storm, even in the Philippines. Have you ever seen snow?
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Jan 16
Yes the aftermath of severe sto rms sure takes its to ll I should feel guilty a lvining where it does not snow but I h d m fill of snow and b lizzards for 30 years from bab to adult living in South D kota and feeling 23 degrees below zero F co ld air.
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• United States
24 Jan 16
I don't blame you for moving away from SD. I've been to SD two times but it was in the summer both times. I know that winters there can be harsh. I lived in Caribou, Maine for two winters. That was enough for me. Usually, here in Virginia, the winters are not too bad. I remember four or five storms like this over the last 50 years. So, that's not too bad.
@jstory07 (69145)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Jan 16
It is best to stay home if you do not have to go anywhere.
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• United States
24 Jan 16
I'm not going anywhere until I know the roads are clear. My hibernation has begun. LOL