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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Where Oh Where is My January Thaw?

I generally keep this blog focused on the positive things going on in my life, but I've had a bit of a rant building up, and perhaps by putting it here, I'll be able to look back on it some July and laugh, so here goes:

Dear Winter,

I'm over you.

This is my back yard:


This is the ice sheet otherwise known as my driveway:


This is the semi-apocalyptic landscaped snow bank on the curb. No, who are we kidding? See the sign on the left? That's supposed to be the curb:

This is the nearly one story icicle on the house next door:


This is the abomination known as my street. Seriously, the ruts? My car's suspension does not thank you.


This is the icy crevasse otherwise known as the sidewalk:


And this is the glacial landscape caused by the melting of the snow off the roof over my side garden:


Seriously, this needs to all go away. And not with a driving rain storm like they're predicting for Tuesday. Remember that lunar landscaped curb? I'm pretty sure most of the drainage holes in the city of Portland are buried under it and its brethren. I don't need sheets of water being added to the freeze/thaw cycle already occurring on every side street and some main streets in the city. Please, for the love of all that is good and holy, can someone send fit to send us a couple days of 40 degree temps with sun? I really don't think that's too much to ask for. You totally skipped out on the January thaw, so at this point, you owe us. So can you get working on that?

Thanks bunches, hugs and kisses,

me

2 comments:

Jenn said...

Are you SURE you didn't take those pics over here?? They look rather like what we have. UGH!! MAKE IT GO AWAY!!!!

Megan said...

This is the time of year I invariably wish I could hack humidity so I could move to Florida...