I Really Must Go Out Later Today..Snow And Ice Look Bad Though

@Janey1966 (24141)
Carlisle, England
January 6, 2010 6:34pm CST
Currently, it is 0028 Thursday morning UK time. Roundabout 1pm I shall venture out into Town. This is the first time I've been out the door walking anywhere since Sunday! Now that is being a virtual recluse isn't it, let's face it. I need to go to the bank to put some money in (hurrah) plus buy some groceries...but not too much. I don't want to go flying on the ice and snow due to a grocery bag inbalance...and with my fat backside I'll probably start an earthquake! How is it underfoot where you are? Do you think pedestrians are treated like second-class citizens what with treacherous conditions, cracked pavements and such-like?
4 responses
• Boston, Massachusetts
7 Jan 10
Hi Janey, Just be careful. I know it's very slippery i don't want anything happen to you my friend. make sure that you have all the necessary things to protect yourself from any harm.
@Janey1966 (24141)
• Carlisle, England
7 Jan 10
Awww, thank you for your concern my friend. I've decided to stay indoors...not because I'm lazy and don't want to go out, but it's been "forced" upon me due to the fact the pipes above the bathroom in the loft have frozen, the water has nowhere to go, it's all backed up and is now coming through the bathroom ceiling! To say I was mortified is an understatement but hubby is "on the case" and is back from work, rang his Dad up (the major DIYer in the family) and he will be round in a couple of hours time. In the meantime the water has been turned off so the torrent has become a trickle lol. Frozen pipes are affecting many people in the UK. Mum's boiler had a problem due to the conditions outside but that has been fixed free of charge by a gasman as Dad is over 70, which was good of them I thought.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
7 Jan 10
The sidewalks around here are pretty nice and there is bus service to take people if they have to walk a long distance. Taking the bus is pretty common around here. There are probably just as many people walking or on the bus as there are driving in cars on the roads.
@Janey1966 (24141)
• Carlisle, England
7 Jan 10
We too have a bus service but it's not very good. Where I used to live in Blackpool (which is in another county) the buses were taken for granted, but it is more rural in Cumbria, where I live now, so buses aren't that frequent, unfortunately.
• United States
7 Jan 10
I am in The United States in Texas and I have an interview in the morning finally! YEA! And they say it is going to feel like 0 degrees tomorrow Friday and Saturday morning Dang! I don't want to go out either It hasn't been that cold since the 1990"s here and the news lady said if your not bundles up enogh it only takes 30 minutes to do damage your skin. I am scared to go and I have waited so long for a job since my last one but I don't wamt to die doing it. What would you do? I am so not used to that kind of weather I am so scared.
@Janey1966 (24141)
• Carlisle, England
7 Jan 10
Come Hell or High Water you really MUST go to that interview! It is too important to miss. Take it from someone who has been unemployed for a long time and would give her right arm to be interviewed...even if there was 6ft of snow on the ground, an interview I would definitely NOT miss! Good luck with it and let me know how you get on!
@mdvarghese (1789)
• Bangalore, India
7 Jan 10
Here in the northern part of India, many places experiencing minus degree celsius. As on today nights reports more than two hundred and fifty deady because of the cold wave. Another issue is poor visibility because of snowfall and fog. Many tains cancelled till 31st January, 2010 and the flights are delayed regularly.But the place where I am staying (Bangalore) is OK