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I hate this. I hate the winter. I hate the cold. And I HATE, oh god do I hate, the snow. I hate the way it falls from the sky. I hate the way it piles up - it's everywhere, there's no more places to put the damn stuff, shoveling the driveway when you can't just fling snow in the nearest convenient spot is EIGHTEEN kinds of pain in the ass. There's nowhere to park, the shortcut from the T station is blocked by a heap of plowed snow ten feet wide and eight feet high, and the streets are a morass of slush, ice, and deep water. I haven't been able to wear my pretty boots in weeks. I miss them.

I would like to go to bed and stay there until I can get up, smell the smell of new earth, see hyacinths coming up by the dryer vent, and get myself a Baileys flavored frappe.

Date: 2011-02-03 04:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] macthud
oh do I hear you.

Date: 2011-02-03 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kitmf.livejournal.com
Oh yes.

Is there a secret New England method for keeping your washer fluid from freezing up and rendering the windshield a haze of salt? I might have forgotten. I like seeing where I am going.

Date: 2011-02-03 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danceboy.livejournal.com
Dilute per the instructions. It actually reduces the freezing point significantly. If you're already doing that, look for a different brand with a lower freezing point.

I'm making a few assumptions here, 1) you're somewhere warmer than Barrow, Alaska (northernmost city in the US, and supposed to get down to -16 F in the near future), and 2) windshield wiper fluid that's commonly available in the supermarket here (liquid down to -20 F) is somehow available where you are.

If you are somewhere colder than Barrow (or as cold as Barrow frequently is in the winter (-50s is not unheard of)), you have my sympathies. You start getting into engine block heaters or simply running the car 24/7...

Good luck!

Date: 2011-02-03 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kitmf.livejournal.com
Ah - I am currently just north of Boston - Topsfield. Normally I am in Virginia. On the drive north my wiper fluid froze up just after I passed the Conn. line. I though it had run out. That was Tues. My brother filled it up with his, after ascertaining it wasn't empty and told me it must have frozen. This morning I drove his daughter to school and it worked when we left but quit about half way there. Back again this afternoon.

Perhaps I should add water, but there likely isn't much room at the moment.

Date: 2011-02-03 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dee-cee.livejournal.com
The post I just made was titled "please to stay under covers?" Totally understand where you're coming from.

(PS - This is Dale from Arisia, Erik's wife. Figured we see each other at cons and races it was okay to friend you?)

Date: 2011-02-03 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ricevermicelli.livejournal.com
Yes! Absolutely!

Here, here...

Date: 2011-02-03 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taura-g.livejournal.com
There seems to be a posse forming to head to warmer climes...

Since we can't bring the weather to us...I guess we'll have to go to it.

Date: 2011-02-03 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katkt.livejournal.com
I hate the way it falls from the sky.

Wait ... do you really?
I mean, don't get me wrong. I'm with you on the whole snow thing in the aggregate. It's in the way. It sucks, I hate it. I have had WAY too much of it. The best thing I can say about my experience with the snow this year is that, despite a few close calls, I haven't sustained a major injury yet.
But the one redeeming quality it has is the way it falls from the sky. It's gorgeous! If it were just warm out and the snow didn't stick to the ground, it would be awesome. But instead it's the gorgeous harbinger of tremendous suck, so it gets tarred with the same brush.

Date: 2011-02-03 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ricevermicelli.livejournal.com
I liked it well enough a month ago, but I've had some bad experiences and gone off it.

Date: 2011-02-03 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steuard.livejournal.com
I expect that if I'd had as much snow as you've had this year, I wouldn't be so thrilled by it either. (And in fact it occurred to me while clearing the sidewalks yesterday that my snow thrower would be entirely useless if the walls of snow on either side were a bit higher and blocked the output chute. It sounds like you're well past that point.) *Hugs*, and keep warm!

Date: 2011-02-04 11:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ukelele.livejournal.com
I have seen some snowblowers around here doing heroic work, and the piles tnd to be, you know, *piles*, angle of repose and everything, not walls, so it is often possible to make headway with those. Not that I own one.

I, too, am tired of this.

Date: 2011-02-04 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] springbok1.livejournal.com
I'm with you. I just want to fast forward through February. Or have spring show up overnight. I'm so sick of this.

Date: 2011-02-04 02:37 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] beah.livejournal.com
Let's have the Bailey's frappe first, *then* hibernate till spring! At least we could pass out happy...

I hear you

Date: 2011-02-04 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deadwinter.livejournal.com
I hate it. Hate the way it falls, hate the way it accumulates.

But most of all I hate every single "yai snow" post I read. If I could beat the "yai snow" people to death with the severed limbs of the "get used to it it's New England" people, while drinking the blood of the "if the world is getting warmer how come it's snowing more?" people, no jury would convict me.

Re: I hear you

Date: 2011-02-05 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ricevermicelli.livejournal.com
I love this comment.

Date: 2011-02-04 04:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bagoffarts.livejournal.com
Now wouldn't be a good time to tell you that we're supposed to be in the 70s this weekend is it?
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