"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Snow? Did You Say Snow?

Why, yes. In response to multiple inquiries, we did indeed get a bit of snow here at the foot of my mountain in Fauquier County, Virginia. We lost power about midnight Friday. By late Saturday afternoon it was back on. Without power, we did what all well-prepared snow-bound pioneers do, and retired to the warmth of flannel sheets, multiple layers of comforters, and a wood fire. The authorities believe alcohol may have been a factor.

Power restored, we immediately accomplished the two most important tasks: digging out the heat pumps (and thawing them with my flame thrower), and cleaning off the satellite dish.

And here we sit at the top of 800 feet of access road, covered with 30 inches of snow. That's roughly 25,000 cubic feet of snow, or about 200 tons of the stuff.

The picture just above includes both an automobile, and 6 ninjas.


Comments on "Snow? Did You Say Snow?"


Anonymous The Old Timer said ... (4:41 PM) : 

Glad to hear that you have survived (so far). Meanwhile, here in the Lilac City, we've had practically no snow this winter (courtesy of El Nino). Of course, the last two winters were No. 1 and No. 3 in total snowfall for the season for Spokane, so we did have a bit of a break coming.


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