There IS snow, just not at my house...

@dawnald (84078)
Shingle Springs, California
February 13, 2009 10:49am CST
I'll let you into a little secret. Just don't alert the media. It will ruin California's reputation. It does rain here. It does snow here. shhhhhh... So I heard this morning that the snow level was down to 1000 feet elevation. I've only seen snow from my house once and that was on the hills behind us. It didn't quite get as low as we are, 700 ft. I didn't see any snow from the house today but I did hear that it was there at Bass Lake Road, just one freeway exit east of us. On my way to work I saw a LOT of cars with a decent amount of snow on them coming from that direction. Got to call the mom-in-laws and see how the kids are liking it (she's at 2000 ft.). Funny about those cars with snow on them. Doesn't anybody park in their garage? We do. Do you?
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@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I don't have a garage, not even a carport - the garage was already converted into a room before I moved in, tho I had it correctly "finished" in 2002.
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Feb 09
I bet your car doesn't agree with that! :-)
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@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I couldn't use it before, but it wasn't accessable before, now it is
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Feb 09
The car or the converted garage?
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
13 Feb 09
The year I left San Diego (a week before Christmas) and flew into Buffalo, there was snow when I took off and 60's when I landed. Talk about a shock. We are in Michigan now and no, garages are for junk and out door toys not cars... silly. Of course my house doesn't have a garage yet. But give us time and we'll have a winter home.
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• Philippines
13 Feb 09
the way you guys, talk about winter, it gives me the feeling of how great it is when the winter season comes. i have always been awed by the sights of snow covered lands in photographs eversince when i was young. now that i am much older, i have known that there are so many sides to it. everything in those areas where snowing takes place, all infrastructure are so designed to take into consideration the effects of winter thereat. well, i know that this is no big deal for you since you have already been coping with this situation since childhood. for us, it will be such a big, big deal just coping. but the snowing, it is really nature's gift to mankind.
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Feb 09
I look at snow kind of like grandchildren. Snow is something you visit but you don't live in, kind of like grandchildren are children that you can play with and spoil and then give back to their parents!
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
4 Mar 09
hello dawnald lol it is good to hear that somebody parks their vehicles in their garage like that you-all do. lol my family and myself do have a two car garage that we do not use to park our vehicles in thou. lol one of the garage doors is broke and one has to be careful on how that they raise and lower the door, and the other side of the garage we have a broken down Buick sitting there taking up space. lol my washer and clothes dryer is also located in the garage. my hubby has all of his tools and things like that downstairs in the garage as well. so there is no room on either side of our two car garage to park anything in. lol oh yeah, did i forget to mention all of the yard sale boxes that are sitting on one side of the garage floor? take care and have a beautiful evening.
@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Mar 09
That's where it's useful to have a 3 car garage, although we really wanted the extra bedroom. All our junk is stored in there. Husband a fanatic about making sure that the car is in the garage, not outside!
@mammamuh (582)
• Sweden
16 Feb 09
Wow! Snow how cool is that *lol* *looking outside the window and see nothing BUT snow* We don't park in the garage - it's full of stuff - the car can't fit in. I understand it feels kind of wierd with snow in Califonia! I wish we got some Califonia heat this summer - it would feel great. Can you see I'm sick of the winter?! I must admit that it's very beatyful outside with all white snow, and it's nice to be outside when it's sunny and not that cold.
@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Feb 09
I guess if you're OK with dealing with snow covered cars..... You might want some California heat this summer but not all of it! It can get up to 115 F (46 C) here in the summer. At least it cools off at night though.
@hotsummer (10526)
• Philippines
14 Feb 09
luckily at least you have some snow in your place. we have not snow here in the philippines. i have not been in other country so i have not seen any snow yet. i hope to see one too. love to feel the snow too.
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Feb 09
No mountains that are high enough for it? Then I guess you have to get yourself over to a continent to see some! Hopefully you will one day!
@KrauseHome (36733)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Well, not everyone, especially around where I live are lucky enough to live places where there is No Snow. Many people who do live around where I do either own more than enough cars to fit in carports, garages, etc. to where they are usually out in all the wonderful weather that happens around them. So that is probably what is happening with people around that area as well.
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Feb 09
Maybe people here figure they don't need their garages on account of snow (at least not more than one or two days a year) so they're filled with junk!
• United States
14 Feb 09
I live in Illinois and it snows all the time here in the winter, this season has been CRAZY so unless i want to have 4 inches of snow on my car i have to park inside ): but i can be nice to make igloos (:
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Feb 09
Igloos, sure I believe that!
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
13 Feb 09
No, I don't have a garage. I turned by garage into an extension of the house. It has a roof and walls just half way up to the ceiling. The other half is grilled and I have sun blinds to let down at night or in the day if it is raining. For safety in hurricanes I just park my car close to the house so it has some shelter. I love the extra space in the house. In fact 0 this is my favourite room.
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Feb 09
Well it's not as if you have to worry about blizzards where you are!
@peavey (16960)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I can't imagine not having snow at all!I love it when it snows and usually can find some reason to get out in it. I park in the garage unless I want to use it for other things.
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Feb 09
brrr... My kids love it though. I really need to get them better shoes and gloves especially. Last time we took them to the snow they got soaked.
@riyasam (16570)
• India
13 Feb 09
wow man!!!you are lucky!!!and i have seen snow only in photos and movies!!i live in an apartment ,where each member is alloted slots to park their vehicle,so you cant exactly call it a garage....
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Feb 09
Better than on the street!
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
snow maybe a delight to behold. however, we have known also about snowstorms and how difficult it is to deal with snow which has accumulated thickly on the roads, and the doorways, and the garage driveways. big headaches then, huh, dawnald. but, whatever they may say about it, there is beauty to snow that cannot be conpensated with by anything else. so, maybe for you, dear friend, you were happily looking at the sites around you which show the evidence that it has been snowing. in my country though, we do not have this snowy privilege at all. i am happy and contented with how we are with our climates, anyway. we do not have to deal with all the problems that has to be addressed when the temperature gets below 4 degrees centigrade.
@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Feb 09
I'm not quite high enough up that I have to deal with it either. Snow is something I like to visit for a while and when I'm cold, I go home!