Hurry Spring!

Or I may go insane.

As of 3 pm today, this was the view behind my house:


The snow is still falling fast and furious, and is expected to continue into tonight.

I am not a snow person. For a few delusional years in my early twenties, I tried to convince myself it wasn’t so bad. But I came to my senses, and realized that life is better with palm trees.

beach.jpgI am trying to console myself with the fact that in a mere 29 days, hubby and I will be on our way to sunny Clearwater, Florida for a week of Spring Training.

I just have to survive these white flakes of pure evil first.

***UPDATE: The Morning After***

Well, this is what it looks like this morning. Here is my patio:


and this is my deck:


At least it is nice and sunny today so some of it will melt off the roof and driveway.

The Phillies’ equipment truck was scheduled to leave today for Florida. I haven’t seen if it actually got on the road or not. Wish I could stow away inside.

Only 28 days now. *sigh*



  1. Jane Heller

    I know I’m supposed to say that snow is beautiful, and in a way it is – a winter wonderland. But there’s a reason I moved to a warmer client and SNOW is it! Glad the sun came out and it’s starting to melt. Clearwater is just around the corner.

  2. rrrt

    Emma – If there were a way, I would be more than happy to ship you some of my excess snow. πŸ™‚
    Jane – If our kids weren’t still school-age, I think my husband and I would be seriously considering doing the same. But we’ve got another 9 years till they’re at least in college! They could always make new friends, and I’m sure the old ones would love to visit, right?

  3. greg1969

    Last time I talked to you about snow, Sue, I suggested you send some to my to dump on my lawn. I think the entire NE US (from DC to Boston) could send the excess snow to Vancouver–they seem to be running short… Hmmm…
    We’ve gotten over a foot of snow twice this year–unusual for us, also! We have also exceeded record snow totals this winter! Nowhere close to your amounts, though!

  4. rrrt

    Jeremy – I’m sure people in your neck of the woods are used to this kind of snow, but we’re not. The amount of snow this year has already set a seasonal record for the Philly area, and winter’s not over yet – ack!
    Jeff – I saw that the equipment truck did indeed get on the road, but a few hours later than planned.
    BTB – Believe me, I will! Maybe I’ll have so much fun I’ll just decide not to come back (especially if it snows again while we’re away).
    Greg – Yes, if only the East Coast could send our excess snow to Vancouver! Hard to believe they are having to truck it in to some of the Olympic courses.

  5. mattpeas

    i for one do love the snow. yes its a pain to get around and the temperatures in the teens stink, but it is beautiful to look at.

    thanks for the kinds words of PNC Park. Citizens Bank is a fun place too. I just have to hit both New Yorks, Toronto, Miami and Seattle and I will have hit all 30 parks. Each year my family plan our summer vactions to hit at least 2, sometimes 5 different parks. Have done it all my life, love every minute of it and really how I got to be such a big baseball fan.

    And congrats to us both! We made the front page

  6. raysrenegade

    Well Sue,
    That white concoaction you spoke of got to within 200 miles of the field in Clearwater, mostly falling in the suburbs of Dothan, Alabama so far to the north of us here in chilly ( 53 degree) Clearwater, Florida.
    But there is good news in the beginning of a warming trend here just in time for the guys to hit the field “officially” on Friday.
    Hopefully the same will be in the air for parts of the NE and Central United States that has been ravished by white stuff this year.
    I am blaming “El Nino”, but it might be that some other hot place has frozen over after a certain team won the World Series….just a thought.

    Rays Renegade

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