The Day After

United States
March 15, 2017 11:54am CST
After yesterdays horrible snowstorm Stella we were left with over a foot of snow accompanied by sleet and wind. This caused drifts more then 4 feet in places so it was actually hard to determine how much in actual inches we got. Not that it matters. Snow is snow is snow and it all has to be removed regardless if it's a few inches or a foot or more. My daughter left for work this morning and came home within a half hour. She said the roads were treacherous and driving was at a snails pace. I'm glad she came home and possibly avoided an accident or even slipping and falling and hurting herself. Since her commute is almost 2 hours who knows what she would have encountered when she got to work. No matter how old your children are you worry about them. The snow removal company was here all day yesterday cleaning the streets, sidewalks and driveways. It doesn't even look like they accomplished much since the wind kept blowing the snow back over the places that were cleaned. They are back today salting the streets and removing additional snow from the sidewalks and driveways. Through all of this our power stayed on. Other areas weren't so lucky but I'm glad we didn't lose power since it got very cold overnight. My day started off with my normal routine....nice warm shower, dressed and then a wonderful hot cup of coffee. I'm here later than normal and I have no idea where the morning disappeared to. Now it's lunchtime and I'm thinking a tuna salad on rye bread with some pickles and potato chips would go well on this snowy day. I was going to have soup but then the tuna sounded so much better. That's what's happening in my little corner of the myLot world. What's new with you??
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@jstory07 (56969)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Mar
I am glad we left the state that has snow. I hated going to work in that stuff called snow.
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• United States
15 Mar
You're lucky that you don't have to deal with snow. The older I get the more I hate it. Of course my grandchildren are happy with school being closed.
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@jstory07 (56969)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Mar
@Marilynda1225 Kids are always happy with school being closed.
@DianneN (57241)
• United States
15 Mar
Tuna sounds good to me, too! Your daughter was smart to return home. My son, who lives on the shoreline, only had about 7 inches. He will check our home on Saturday. Our neighbors didn't call him, so we are guessing we didn't lose power either. Now, I'm off to soak my face in vinegar!
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• United States
15 Mar
Hope your sun poisoning gets better quickly. Let me know if the vinegar worked
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@DianneN (57241)
• United States
15 Mar
@Marilynda1225 I tried it immediately and it felt so cool and refreshing. Marie suggested Aloe, which is on now. Pat suggested coconut oil, which I will try after another vinegar rinse. I will alternate everything. Thanks so much!
@Kandae11 (25515)
15 Mar
Hope you've seen the last of the big snow storms for this winter. I am about to prepare my lunch also and I am thinking of having a sandwich.
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• United States
15 Mar
Lunch is the one meal a day when I never know what I'm going to have. Breakfast and dinner seem easier.
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• United States
15 Mar
Just cold and windy here..we had about 12 flakes around 6 am...no shovel needed LOL. The longer we are away from that area and snow the happier we are. Two hours - is that one way or round trip?
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• United States
15 Mar
She travels two hours each way. She still goes back to New York three days a week and drives (but it's all highway)
@marlina (60677)
• Canada
15 Mar
Glad that you did not lose the power.
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@shaggin (25207)
• United States
17 Mar
We got really lucky and did not lose our power at all either. I was pretty surprised and happy. Here the most I heard of people getting was 28 inches. Some people don't understand you can't measure snow drifts, or what has been piled up from plows going by, or what has fallen off their roofs or trees etc....So one person wrote she had 38 inches in her yard and I know that is completely untrue.
@MarymargII (8197)
• Toronto, Ontario
16 Mar
We got a lot here to in Southern Ontario but not as much as predicted- glad your daughter came back- she was wise and would have probably not made it in anyway!
@Blondie2222 (17585)
• United States
16 Mar
We got the storm stella also but we only got 6 inches of snow where i am but places an hour from me got a foot of snow some 2 feet of snow. I just pray when i leave for work in a hour and a half i don't get stuck in my driveway.
@JudyEv (96613)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar
It must be dreadful when it is so cold and then the power goes off. It wouldn't be fun at all.
@BelleStarr (31073)
• Portland, Connecticut
16 Mar
We had water exercise class today and then I made grilled cheese sandwiches with chips for lunch.
@Tampa_girl7 (21241)
• United States
16 Mar
You were blessed not to lose your power
@CRK109 (14365)
• United States
15 Mar
Now I know who got all the snow! We sure didn't get that much, Maybe 5-6 inches. Nothing much new here. I slept all day so I know I'll be awake most of the night. I can come here and babble! lol
@TRBRocks420 (60754)
• Banks, Oregon
15 Mar
Enjoy your lunch sounds pretty good. I am about to make spaghetti soon.
@AmbiePam (45713)
• United States
15 Mar
I had tuna for lunch today; great minds think alike? It's so great you still have power. With that much snow it seems kind of rare.
@Juliaacv (22030)
• Canada
15 Mar
We did not get very much snow--although even 1 flake is too much! But it is bitterly cold and I'm not liking that.
@PatZAnthony (11730)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Mar
Usually, we are told not to venture out when the roads are bad, so anyone not part of a first response team will stay off the roads. The snow might be headed this way, don't want to look at the weather!