2 years ago we had 18 inches of snow here, it was hellish [/quote]
Since I live in the Colorado mountains, this cracked me up. 18 inches would be nothing here. But I understand that in some areas, it’s crippling. My brother lives in South Carolina. If there are flurries (even if no accumulation or planned accumulation), EVERYTHING shuts down.[/quote]
Because it’s such a rare occurrence here (yes I started a sentence with because…take that Mr Bell (my school English teacher)) we don’t have the infra structure to cope with it and we always get caught out. An inch of snow and our airports grind to a halt, all our schools shut and all the milk and bread disappears from the supermarket shelves.
I’m sure it must look ridiculous to people who cope with far worse to see us struggling. I read somewhere this week that it has to be below -25 for the schools to shut in Sweden. How boringly organised and efficient are they? I prefer our incompetency, it’s charming. I like that in this day and age a few leaves on the track can still close a rail network.
Also we have some of the most inaccurate weather forecasting imaginable, which coupled with the scaremongering press causes most of us to ignore the weather warnings because half the time they’re wrong. Anyway in the end we had about 10 inches of snow, hardly ‘snowmageddon’.
We managed to get the car out today and do some shopping, but it looks like the temperature is going to stay below freezing so the snow will be around for a while longer.
One thing I did learn today is when you clear the snow off your car don’t just do the windows and bonnet, do the roof as well. I found this out to my cost on the way home when I slowed to give way to an oncoming vehicle and the entire roofs worth of snow dumped itself on the windscreen! Fortunately I was going slowly and could pull over safely and clear it off but, if it had happened on a busier road at speed it could have been quite dangerous.
BB - I thought the haggis hunting season was over. You’ve got to give them a chance to breed to know.[/quote]
the hunting season for the Lesser Haggis is over but the season for the Black-footed Haggis is open until the end of February. Which is why we can have Haggis as part of Burn’s night
glad your snow was “only” 10 inches!!!