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#160662 Dec 13th, 2007 at 10:19 AM
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I was awakened this morning at 5:48! by a recorded phone call that our school district was closed today because of the impending snowstorm. Let me tell you how my heart RACES when I get calls at unusual hours!!! nervous Told Amy to shut off her alarm, came here to read up on what I missed last night, and went back to bed.

I woke up around 10:30 (and lots of times before that) because the landscaper across the street was using several leaf blowers - NOT A SNOWFLAKE IN SITE! why touched

The storm was supposed to start sometime between 11-1. Well... at 11:10, I turned around in here and saw a white-out! I actually was very surprised, as the weather people have been more WRONG than right on their storm predictions here the past several years! rolz

Here's what it looks like from my kitchen sliders right now.
I just came back in from filling the bird feeders - poor cold birdies!
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How pretty! We are supposed to get 3-5 inches starting Saturday morning. I can't wait. Right now it's just a bunch of nasty rain.

You have to love the phone calls from the school. 5:48 is a bit early, though. Brennan's school calls around 6:30. It's so nice you don't even have to watch the news. You just know you'll get a phone call if it's cancelled. I think that's great.


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That is great that you get a phone call from the school. Our school here does not call at all when school is closed. We have to watch the news. Even is school is going to be let out early we don't get a call. Sometimes it is hard for us parents with young kids because if we don't watch close we don't know to pick our kids up from school.

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thumbup beautiful shot lynne. i won't post a pic of here today, but ellie was in a sleeveless shirt, if that tells you anything.


thank you for sharing those photos, i like them!

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looks like snow but it's the sunset of an 80* sunny day! by sunday, we'll have icky weather again though rspb
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Send some of that heat up this way, would ya Jiffy?

My son is actually in Georgia today! He flew down there earlier to help his girlfriend pack up her stuff after she finished grad. school there, and will be driving back up to NY with her the next 2 days. He called me from the airport while waiting for her and told me how hot it is there - thanks a lot!

We had a lot of ice on top of the snow this afternoon - it took Don about 2 hours to get home tonight. He's outside now, shoveling the front walk - the guy needs to come in, have dinner and relax!!!


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We had ice/freezing rain about 11am too...but by 1:30 it had all turned to slushy snow, and yet more freezing rain... and i had to take the bus home from school today! boohoo [i have to walk about half a mile to get to the bus stop, and another half a mile from the bus stop i get off to to my house :Lol: ]


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it is snowing here but the forcast for Sunday is a northeaster. Them are snowy, windy and not fit for man or beast yikes


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Lynne, Saturday we are supposed to get snowstorm here in the MD area so you might want to warn Brian to be careful.... thumbup They haven't given accumulations out yet but someone on the weather said it could be a big snowmaker.....

BTW, I like your pics----the first snow is always the most exciting!

BTW, beautiful pics Jiffy, BEAUTIFUL!!! And yes I'm jealous! lol

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We're supposed to get that noreaster too on sunday... but now the weather is just calling for freezing rain.. but who knows.. an hour ago it was 8+ inches, now its jus rain? :Lol: lol


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Mark I'm so sick of rain I could scream! lol

It's rained on and off here for weeks with barely a sunbeam in sight....At least snow makes everything bright and cheery kind of......with the reflecting of the white.

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Thanks for the warning loz - I know about that storm too - they say it's supposed to get here Saturday night - we will be at Amy's concert in NYC then. But overnight into Sunday is supposed to be pretty bad.

Brian will hopefully be back at Ithaca by late Friday night, so hopefully he'll beat the storm up the coast.


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same here, Lynne! lol

if you're stuck in the rain and the snow in the city you can always come by to staten island and say wavy

lol lol :wink:


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Hey Mark - you could visit Amy at NYU next year!


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Is she in, Lynne? I knew she was going for early acceptance. But I never heard results.


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yes, Tina - she just heard today - actually tonight when I went out in the snow to get the mail!
She did get in clap - thank goodness that stress is over! thumbup
Now she just needs to get back on track and do her homework once again! rolz
It's been up and down with that the past several weeks...!


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Congrats to Amy! Get out the whip and get her nose to the grindstone. She needs to finish up what she started before going on to the next adventure!
Getting Jonni to do her work is harder than pulling teeth. But she's doing well when she does.


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Pretty pics, make sure you keep most of the snow before it heads up to us on Sunday. lol


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O.K. it was snowing a bit, all nice and pretty:

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Now it has gotten crazy out there:

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As you can tell...I just take the pics from the front and back steps lol


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pretty pictures......they are calling for snow here tomorrow, even if it does, the ground is still so warm i don't think it will amount to much! (I HOPE) shock


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Tamara - I'd say you have enough for this year already, wouldn't you?

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And a closer look at the freezing cold gargoyles that I didn't get safely inside before the weather turned!
See the small ones huddling at the bottom of the picture? And the larger one on the hill?

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plants 'n pots #161899 Dec 17th, 2007 at 03:42 PM
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Lynne they won't freeze and crack will they?

Do you have fish still in the pond? I feel sorry for mine but everytime it dethaws I see them, so they are still okay.

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Loz - I never put any fish out there!!!
Don didn't get the waterfall and pump to where it needed to be before the weather turned, so they are all still in fishtanks indoors.

I hope the gargoyles don't crack. The smaller ones are made of concrete, but the larger one is hollow. I am hoping to get to them the first "warm" day we have. Right now the windchill is 16 degrees here - BRRRRRR!


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Brrr, I don't blame you for waiting then. That is cold.....

I was relieved to not have to bring my fish inside this year.....it was horrible last year, they were really too big for the tank and I had to clean it every other day. Now I just have the teeny mosquito fish in there and I barely have to clean it at all. It's great!


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