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I survived Snowmageddon and Snowmageddon 2.0

Because clearly one blizzard wasn’t enough….

My roommate's cat contemplates the extreme amount of snow piled up outside our door.

Final Snowpocalypse stats:

Inches of snow: 34.5
Total hours without power: 15.5
Total number of shoveling expeditions: 8
Number of cars pushed out of snow drifts: 3
Snow days: 4.5
Number of power outages: 3
Canceled Flights to Warmer Locales: 1

Big sigh on that last Snowmageddon stat. My flight to Guatemala for tomorrow morning was canceled not because of the snow in DC, but because of snow in Atlanta. I was highly amused when a newspaper article  describing the situation in Atlanta said that their total snow fall “is not big by Mid-Atlantic standards.” Apparently we now have street cred in the snow world after years of being mocked by the Minnesotas and Michigans of the world. Right now I’m re-booked on a Sunday flight so hopefully this one won’t fall victim to the snow gods who are clearly unhappy with us as of late. Continue reading ‘I survived Snowmageddon and Snowmageddon 2.0’

Snowpocalypse 2010

Inches of snow: 25.5
Total hours without power: 14
Total number of shoveling expeditions: 5
Number of cars pushed out of snow drifts: 3
Snow days thus far: 2.5
Number of power outages: 2

Things have been a little interesting around here lately. To say I am ready to

The cause of our multiple outages

go to Juarez is a bit of an understatement. Ship me anywhere warm! We’ve managed to lose power twice thanks to tree branches hanging over the power lines and catching on fire. One of my neighbors managed to catch this shot of the smoking power lines.   I’ve helped shove three cars out of snow drifts, spent countless hours digging out cars and sidewalks, and the best part is now we get to do it all again! Apparently we are getting another 10-20 inches tomorrow.

Roscoe the rooster is ready for more snow

On the bright side, the snow is gorgeous. My favorite shot I got of the snow mayhem was of our town mascot Roscoe the Rooster. Someone thoughtfully stuck a scarf on him to keep him warm. With the lack of Internet during the intermittent outages my roommates and I have resorted to things like conversation and board games! So aside from the cold it has been an enjoyable weekend. I’m just hoping that my flight to Guatemala on Saturday will still be able to get out. I’m ready to escape the cold for a bit.  I hope all my fellow DCites are surviving the Snowmageddon!