Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The Winter That Won't Quit

Bill shoveling the driveway…….again

Usually by this time of the year (early March) the winter pansies are in full bloom and the daffodils are just beginning to bloom.  Not this year folks. Everything is under a layer of ice and four inches of snow.  Oh no, this is the year of the Winter That Won't Leave.

I haven't been out of the house in the past two days, which is very unusual for me.  Usually I have to get out at least once during the day if only to make a run to Food Lion.  I'm beginning to get cabin fever.  I don't like it.  I feel like I'm being smothered.


Thank goodness it's not deep - but there is a layer of ice under this snow - dangerous

I do tend to get claustrophobic. I'm not one of those who fear elevators but I don't like being holed up in one unit for very long.  I don't like the feeling of being crowded either.  That's one of the main reasons I moved out of Center City Philadelphia. I felt like I was being smothered.  

We moved to East Brandywine Township, on a seven acre wooded lot outside of Downingtown, Pennsylvania.  We lived there for twenty-five years until I started to feel smothered again.  Even though I love the hills and topography of Pennsylvania I moved to the flat coastal plains of southern Delaware for the space (and low taxes).  I'm pretty sure this is where I will end my journey.  By the time other retirees start to flood this area I'll be long gone, hopefully.

Okay Spring, let's go.


Actually, I did go out of the house…..to get the mail.  I need to get in my car and DRIVE!


11 comments:

  1. 4 inches (of snow); we received 1 inch from this storm. but we still have plenty more on the ground from the last 3 snowfalls.

    I have heard by the weekend it's supposed to be in the 50s here. I WANT GOOD WEATHER FOR THE MEETUP NEXT WEEK (dammit)!

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    1. Anne Mare,
      Hopefully this is the last gasp of winter, snow, ice and cold. I am SO over it.
      Ron

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  2. Ron,

    Yeah, this plays havocs with my morning walks. I didn't get out during the snow yesterday, but I did this morning, even though the streets here were bad. It was 11 degrees when I went. Then I could only do about a third of my walk because most of the trails were buried again and only the main drives of the park were plowed. It's taking me as long to layer up anymore as to walk.

    Lar

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    1. Lar,

      I'm not doing any walking in this weather. I've tried to walk on snow and ice before, ain't worth it. I have to give you credit for even attempting to do it.
      Ron

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  3. Ron, I got your back on this one. While I feel no claustrophobia, I am definitely tired of sitting at home with nothing to do. And no place to go.

    Virginia has had a "brutal" winter, to put it in the words of the "weather forecasters". We've had a lot of very cold weather, and more than enough snow. We usually joke around work that we don't get a day off between MLK Day and Memorial Day, but this year has been different. I can cope with free time off, as tedious as it may become (don't let anyone see this sentence ;-)).

    Anyway, spring is coming, and bloggerpalooza is nigh. Can't WAIT!!!

    Peace <3
    Jay

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    1. Jay,

      January and February were always "lost" months for me. Looks like March is added to those walk in freezer months of lost time.
      Only a few days now, Bloggerpalooza and spring!
      Ron

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  4. I am so over this winter. Every winter I question why I moved out of Florida, this winter is no exception.
    See you soon,

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    1. David,
      Hopefully the snow and ice will be history by the time you arrive at Bloggerpalooza.
      Ron

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  5. Well Ron, You can take heart in me telling you, it's forcast to be in the lower 60sF by this Sunday, here in the Great Plains. The mild temps should (hopefully) settle into Delaware just in time for Bloggerpalooza 2014! But I'm still going to bring my winter coat. See you then. Randy in NEB.

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    1. Randy,
      Good idea to bring your winter coat Randy. I think the temperatures will be in the 50's though. Hopefully the snow will all be gone. This time next week the party begins!
      Ron

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  6. this snow nonsense better be gone when I arrive.

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