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oldtone27

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Re: Snow be careful.
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2018, 10:51:52 AM »
We just miss the red alert area, but do now have an inch of snow. Fortunately the bus routes have been gritted so I only had to negotiate about 400 yds of lightly snowed roads on my way to the supermarket.

I must say Tesco's have made an excellent job of keeping the main car park roads clear. That wind biting though.

Its getting greyer slowly so waiting for the promised blizzard this afternoon. Local grammar school closed. Indoor bowling cancelled tomorrow in anticipation of hazardous roads.

Welcome to spring!

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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2018, 10:53:00 AM »
It snowed all night, and, it's still snowing.  My friend is on jury duty.  She spent two hours battling to get to the court.  She was sent home at 1 pm, and, battled the blizzards to get home.  She's expected to turn up this morning too.  I can't believe that despite the warnings to stay at home, those on jury duty have to turn up regardless.  My husband went into the garden this morning to clear the path.  He said the snow is pretty deep.  Therefore, it's another day of being house bound for now.  Hope everyone is keeping as warm as possible. >hugs<

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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2018, 11:25:15 AM »
I feel very lucky only to have a bit of snow.  There are still bits of grass showing through on the lawn.  The snow seems to be falling almost continually but very light, and because it's breezy, there seems to be as much going up and around as down, so it looks like it's thicker than it is. Seen in the abstract, one could think it were something like if someone opened a box with polystyrene beads in when it's a bit windy and they wafted around.   

I've a friend who's poorly.  She has balance problems and is having fall after fall, but unlike me, she's old enough for that to be a significant hazard.  She's drifting into dementia as well and isn't coping at home but no one knows what to do with her.  She's in a hospital I'm not familiar with but reachable with a taxi journey of under 15 with tip, and I can get buses back if I want.  So I shall venture forth.  However, it's brought to mind all those working in this weather and the snow might be light here now, but doctors, nurses and all sorts of other workers we rely on are risking not being able to get home at the end of the shift.  Last night, it was just a bit snowy and about -7 when I went out, a bit colder when I came back, and I saw workmen in the street digging.  I didn't stop long enough to see whether it was a water main or gas main or what, but it was next to supported housing for disabled people and down the road from sheltered housing for retired people.  They looked surprised when I shouted out "Thank you for working in this dreadful weather!"  But it drew a smile.  My task today visiting my friend will be to say thank you to as many people as possible.

As for you lot, I'll thank you kindly to look after yourselve, got it?  No excuses!  Stay safe, look after yourselves, ask for help if you need it. 

 >bighugs< >Cloudandsnow<  >bighugs<
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Re: Snow be careful.
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2018, 11:48:44 AM »
The snow is just begriming to fall as dust. As Sunny Cloud's says it is as up and horizontal as down at the moment.

The breeze has been getting up gradually all morning so I suspect it to get progressively worse. Unpleasant outside now.

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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2018, 04:06:04 PM »
Have you had anything more substantial yet, OldTone?  After disappearing for my afternoon siesta, I awoke to a somewhat white world - blizzard-type fine snow, but enough to cover the ground nicely (along with the parked cars that I suspect may not be going anywhere tonight...)

Nice gesture to the workmen, Sunny - and delighted you've avoided falling over yet!

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« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2018, 04:25:25 PM »
I am in the Red zone and all council staff are to work from home, so after a long lie till 07:30  I got up and looked out the window and saw this.   He was the first of many and it has gone on all day.   I'm scared to go out as I broke my arm last time it was like this.

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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2018, 04:34:18 PM »
It's years since I saw snow like that.  I can still see the top of the longer stalks of grass on my lawn.

I was given a lift home from the hospital and so didn't have to walk between buses, but the person who gave me the lift, who's a good driver, skidded a bit, so the danger here is where the relatively small amount of snow is turning to ice.  I hope there won't be too many nasty accidents, be they road traffic accidents or stuff like Monic's broken arm.  I hope you're ok for food, Monic.

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« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2018, 07:33:41 PM »
Have had a steady fine fall most of the afternoon,  but still only amounts to about 2 inches. A lot has been blown off roofs. Not snowing right now but more expected.

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« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2018, 07:56:43 PM »
I have GP tomorrow (Friday) so will have to go out and while out will get essentials,  freezer is full just dairy stuff I need.
Yesterday I had to walk to the work because someone was coming in to get their PIP form completed.  Buses were off so no choice but to walk.  Bosses never cancelled the appointments till 2.00 & it snowed the 70 minutes it took me to walk home.

Just glad I didn't have to do it today. The management agreed we could work from home due to the warning.

stay safe the rest of you

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« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2018, 09:24:39 AM »
I don't think we had much snow overnight. There is just over 2 inches lying. It has just started to dribble down, but you can almost count the flakes. The wind is a lot less with only a slight movement in the trees.

We are a bit sheltered as the roads are blocked to the east, west and north. No buses running and several trains stranded overnight just to the east. They either freeze to the conductor rail or ice insulates it so they loose power. Apparently stuck since 1 am with no heat, little light and blocked loos.

My morning paper arrived, but no milk. I suspect the truck could not get through to the depot. Fortunately I have adequate supplies. More snow promised. I am staying firmly indoors all day.

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« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2018, 10:56:39 AM »
I'm suffering from cabin fever.  I can't go out as I have oestoporosis.  Like monic, I've had fractures during bad weather.  Therefore, I'm not taking the risk, who would?  It's snowing again.  I'm becoming very cheesed off with it.  When young, I'd be out from morn to dusk, making snowmen, slides, and, sledging.  I loved the snow.  Now I'm older, I have a more jaundiced outlook.  I'm hoping it goes soon.

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« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2018, 12:20:18 PM »
I'm a little disappointed - the neighbour's car has clearly been out and back and there are lots of little footprints, which means that my building project has had to be delayed as the specialist builders are out.  I had hoped to go round after lunch and negotiate a suitable fee but it looks like I'll have to wait and see whether they work weekends.   I'm also not clear what the current rates are for under-11s, whether I need to provide the carrot and twigs myself, and whether the site manager requires refreshments.  I have, however, seen the fine quality of their work on two lawns, and I do feel that this house deserves a snowman of the highest quality.

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« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2018, 09:22:40 AM »
Monic, looks like you had as much snow as our area did - and I was incredulous every time a car started up and tried to push its way through the blockage!

Sunny  >biggrin< you could build your own snowman - or snow-woman, come to that  >biggergrin<

Know how you feel about 'cabin fever', Ally, not being able to get out myself since a supermarket trip on Monday.  Although physically robust, I have a real phobia about ice and slipping on it; yesterday I ventured out to the rubbish bins round the back of my block of flats and even that was a bit of an ordeal as the snow had developed a crust of ice overnight (from freezing rain, I think).  Like you, will be glad to see it gone as soon as possible now  >erm<

OldTone, hope your milk supplies are holding out - milk really is the biggest problem when it comes to maintaining grocery stocks, isn't it?!

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Re: Snow be careful.
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2018, 09:45:45 AM »
Fortunately I had sufficient for three or four days, perhaps one more if I eak it out. Local news said that many convenience stores have run out of milk.

No more snow and it seems to be melting slowly. Like KK's it has an icy crust. OK where its not been walked on, but compacted stuff is very slippery. Also like KK I am nervous of slipping. Haven't ventured out this morning, but may try later if it clears a bit more.

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« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2018, 03:02:10 PM »
I haven't been out, but it's fatigue and depression that got in the way rather than the snow.  I've got some food, so I don't absolutely need to go.  I might just potter shop-wards later.
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