Sunday, January 27, 2008


In January of 1969, on a Saturday actually, right about this tme of the month it started snowing. And when it was done sometime on Sunday, we had about three feet of snow. And Eugene shut down for a week. Hell, we didn’t even have snowplows. It does not snow that much in this neck of the woods. The snow not only shut down the schools it shut down the U of O. Lucky for me I went home that Saturday, so I didn’t get stuck in the dorm with my bored out of their skulls room mates. Yeah, the students were there, but the instructors couldn’t get in. To make things even more interesting my kid sister came down with the measles. It was an interesting week.


We sort of lucked out this time. It started raining yesterday morning. And it rained, and rained, and rained. Lucky for us, it didn’t start snowing until about five this morning. When all was said and settled we had about five inches. It never went below freezing though, so once it stopped the snow came off the lines and trees. Once it quit early this afternoon I was able to get seed, nuts and suet out for the birds and they were busy all afternoon.


Right now I’ve got my fingers crossed. As long as it doesn’t get too cold, I can get to work in the morning. Sometime. I’ll get there when I get there. And they’re talking about rain and show showers all week. Which is very unusual around here. Last January we got almost now rain at all. And here it is less than a week until the beginning of Celtic Spring. Imbolg starts on February 2nd. Ah, we shall see what the week brings.


Oh, and I was out this morning doing the first get the snow off the shrubs before they're squashed routine, I heard this squealing sound from across the street. The neighbors' youngest is a little boy about two years old. He had the front door open and he didn't have a stitch on. The door closed really fast. Careful kid, you'll freeze something important before you know it's important. LOL


toonguykc said...

I have this terrible feeling the groundhog will be seeing his shadow.  SIGH


rdautumnsage said...

This time last year we had almost no snow for the most part of the winter. This year however it's more than making up for it. I had to laugh at the comment on the little streaker. (Hugs) Indigo

mleighin21st said...

At least you could see out the window to see how much snow there was.  I awoke yesterday to -3 degree temps with 40 mile winds.  Brrr.......
                              Come on Spring,  Leigh