Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ice Dancing 101

Image by SnaggleTooth 2015

I almost wiped out walking on ice three times today... Twice while shoveling last night's 4 inches off the driveway, n once outside a store.
I've never recovered from slips so well before. My ears have been not as ear-achy as years past, I think. There's definitely alot of ice out there in the "Arctic run amok zone..."

Years ago I sold some good ice skates for $10, n now I wish I hadn't. I shouldn't complain, really. I got to go two days this week without shoveling. It's just that there's no getting down to the driveway dirt now with the thick ice from slushy rain  which then froze under everything new that fell.

Boston has racked up a record 101 inches of snow this winter so far! 6 more inches will make the all-time snowiest year record from the 1800's. Down on the Cape we've had more snow than them, but\I'm not sure about the town numbers here.
Sometimes on the way home from work in the early am, I listen to the "Coast to Coast " radio broadcast show that sometimes features strange subjects n theories. I learned one I hadn't known about yet. This one ties in with the weird weather we've been experiencing here  recently.

There's some smart folks who believe use of  "HAARP" stations (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) used to effect the ionosphere are messing with the jet streams usual patterns. Attempts by scientists to manipulate the weather by removing Ionosphere particles n putting artificial "Chem-trails" to cloud-cover the Pacific ocean, may also be controlled by USA governmental defense agencies for surveillance purposes.

There may be some mad scientists using our tax-dollars to fund secret operations the side effects of which is causing our current weather blight!

So in case they are paying attention to this, All I have to say is: "Please shut the darn thing off! "
According to Wikipedia
"... HAARP has been blamed for triggering catastrophes such as floods, droughts, hurricanes, thunderstorms, earthquakes in Iran, Pakistan, Haiti, Turkey, Greece and the Philippines, major power outages, the downing of TWA Flight 800, Gulf War syndrome, and chronic fatigue syndrome..."

Photo by SnaggleTooth  Feb 25 2015
I've been very tired too...

At least two people I know this week pronounced they are planning a move to Florida. We are all going broke paying for the fuel, heat, n energy. School will be on into July to make up days. If only missed work n transportation woes could be made up to.

On the bright side, who ever built this century old house did something right- I haven't had any big problems like some folks.

- There have been alot of building problems going around. This week a shovel-it guy fell through a roof skylight, n another got buried by a roof-snow avalanche.  

I made it out to the bridge today-  finally it was over 20 F degrees, n I climbed on a 3 foot snow plow heap to get some pics. You'll be seeing more of them that came out ok later...


At 8:38 AM, Blogger Lynn said...

I always wonder if that is what is driving the bees away, too.

And I was going to suggest you should move to Key West or something, but I guess your family is there. :) Come on spring!

At 12:50 PM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Lynn, We'll never know why this Radio-array thing seems to be altering our lives, This weather tho is really devastating the economy here. A perk of moving here years ago was less severe winter weather due to ocean proximity. All that's out the window now-
Green please come back!

At 2:17 PM, Blogger desk49 said...

Ask and ye might want
to much or to little
what tomorrow brings
we may not want eather

At 12:53 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

I know I want somethings
A few of them green.
A wallet, a thumb,
A frog or two please-

For the frogs are still frozen.
N I can't "let it go"-
A skating down the ice,
N how the nose blows...

At 7:21 AM, Blogger Granny Annie said...

Sorry you have been so snowed under. We are getting more now but so far (knock on wood) it hasn't been as bad here as last year. I am guessing we will start seeing green again pretty soon.

At 6:43 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Gran Annie, Thanks for your sympathy- Another storm tonight!

At 8:45 AM, Blogger Tabor said...

I told hubby we should buy some land in will turn a profit easily!!

At 4:22 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Tabor, I have some family there. It's certainly a different life- But without AC difficult. Oh, n stay away from getting swampland... My pollen allergies bother me year round there-

At 4:48 PM, Blogger LL Cool Joe said...

Wow, I don't know how you stay so cheerful. So far the UK has had no snow this year, well a light covering here in the South of England but that's all. Spring is definitely on the way here, so I hope it is for you too. I hope you don't fall over again, that's no fun at all!

At 7:09 PM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

LLcoolJ, Without sarcastic humor I'm not laughing- None in the UK??? Wow- You lucky folks this year! When I don't slip outdoors, I slip on goo at work. I broke wood off a pallet with my shin-bone this week- Yowzah! When you're always moving fast , it is a by-product to keep rolling with the punches!

At 6:20 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Never heard of HAARP, I don't think. Sounds like a sci-fi movie for sure, with an even villian at the helm, about to take over the world.

Hope that avalanche guy got out okay.

The frogs are sleeping
dreaming of you
Soon they will all wiggle
into your view.

They'll croak in the creek
and sing all night long.
You will join in on that
summertime song.


At 6:21 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

should be "evil" not "even" up there.


At 1:00 PM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Jannie, It's tough not getting to fix those typos, n not noticing them for awhile sometimes. Odd villains may be more fun!

At 1:01 PM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Jannie, "Ribbit, ribbet!"


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