Ice Dancing 101
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..."
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...