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Saturday, February 14, 2015


Let's recap, shall we?

Snowfall totals at the Portland International Jetport:

1/27/15 22.2
1/28/15 1.6
1/30/15 4.3
1/31/15 1.3
2/2/15 9.9
2/5/15 2.5
2/8/15 2.9
2/9/15 4.1
2/10/15 1.7

The official data leaves off here, but we got a little more on 2/12.    Oh, and we've got another 14 to 20 bearing down on us tonight.    So, that's 50.5 inches and some change on the ground, and another foot or so on the way.

Have I mentioned we haven't gone above freezing since this started?    Now, we are certainly not Boston (which is all over the news right now), but we are an old city in the Northeast, and we are not built to have this much snow stick around for this long.    It's gone past ridiculous to depressing.

I've worked from home more in the last three weeks than I have in the past three years.   (And believe me, I am grateful for the option.)    I've managed to hit the gym twice since this started, because my car has taken up near permanent residence inside the parking garage at work (it's there right now, actually).   I'm very happy I joined a recipe subscription service at the beginning of the year, because the happy side effect of buying all the food for my meals once a week is that I don't have to do the last minute how many meals do I need in the house stat?! scramble.   (Though today was my regular shopping day, and despite showing up at 8:30 in the morning, it was interesting, to say the least.)

This needs to end soon.     I'm sick of wearing long underwear.    I bought gloves that were more expensive than any single item of clothing I've bought in at least a year, and they're my new best friends.   I don't sit down without a blanket on anymore.    I'm really getting sick of this.    Can't we at least get some above freezing temps?

Some picture "highlights":

This is the basement door.   It's a full length door, at ground level.

You can just barely see this, but behind the snow bank (which is close to giving BF fits), you can see that the snow pack is almost level with the back porch landing.

Let's play spot the hollies!

These are next door.    And are not really all that bad, in the grand scheme of things.

This is at work.    Inside the parking garage.    The garage is built into a hill, so at this point, the floor is pretty much at ground level, where you see the opening (non-opening is hill).    So this is what was pushed over the side from the top of the garage, and is now encroaching inside.   

Can't wait to see what thing looks like tomorrow.

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