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ishtar'sgate
10-29-2009, 08:10 PM
Our first serious snowfall began last night and it's still snowing like mad. I know I should freak out at the horrible road conditions. I know I should panic because we're living in a 5th wheel across from the house we're trying to build and there's no electricity in the house which means no heat so we can't drywall or anything else until the electrician is done and BC Hydro decides to connect us to power. The pipes under the 5th wheel have already frozen up once and it's only a matter of time before the thing becomes uninhabitable.
I know all that but still the first snowfall has me grinning and singing and happy I have some work to do outside that lets me get out into it. Maybe it's because I'm still a kid at heart. Maybe it's because my dog is doing flips and cartwheels and scooping up snow with his nose. Maybe it's because the horses are nipping at each other and playing their excited neckfighting games. Whatever the reason I'm enjoying it far too much so I gotta be crazy. Right?
What has this to do with writing? I'm not getting any done because I'm watching the snow plus biting my nails hoping the garage door installers will make it here okay and don't end up in a ditch somewhere.

CaroGirl
10-29-2009, 08:16 PM
Whatever the reason I'm enjoying it far too much so I gotta be crazy. Right?
What's crazy is if that "first-snow" feeling lasts longer than a week. If you're not sick of it by mid-November, you're definitely raving mad.

We haven't had any yet but I always love the first snow. Just something about the beauty of nature when she's dressed all in white. First snow and the week of Christmas and then I'm done, thank you.

Alpha Echo
10-29-2009, 08:19 PM
We haven't had any yet but I always love the first snow. Just something about the beauty of nature when she's dressed all in white. First snow and the week of Christmas and then I'm done, thank you.

Ditto. I love the first snow - as long as I get to stay home because of it. Even better if I'm stuck in the house alone with a handsome man and no where to go....

But I'd be happy with one good snow every year, then time for spring again.

willietheshakes
10-29-2009, 09:10 PM
I love living in a part of the country where "first snow" typically equals "only snow". And that's only in a rare, heavy snow year.

S.J.
10-29-2009, 09:21 PM
I love living in a part of the country where "first snow" typically equals "only snow". And that's only in a rare, heavy snow year.

Me too - except for the 'love' part. *Sigh*

The Lonely One
10-29-2009, 09:35 PM
Heh. My character is rolling around in the stuff right now. I have a feeling that's making some of you angry...

:)

Phaeal
10-29-2009, 09:42 PM
I'd love snow, too, if I didn't have to drive through it at 6 in the morning, long before any plow has come through. Oh, except for the one that came through the night before to plow in the end of my driveway. Plus people in Rhode Island always drive like they've never seen snow before. Yeeehah!

Thanks for reminding me.

;)

lucidzfl
10-29-2009, 10:38 PM
I live in florida, what is this snow stuff?

ishtar'sgate
10-29-2009, 11:13 PM
I live in florida, what is this snow stuff?
It's small, white and wet and falls from the sky. :D Then it piles up on your driveway so you can't get your car out or falls off your roof in one big lump and blocks your door. But you can make really great lumpy white people out of it with sticks for arms and carrots for noses.

Jess Haines
10-29-2009, 11:47 PM
Living in Los Angeles, I don't get to see a lot of snow -- but, being an East Coaster, I do miss it.

Puts me in mind of this joke...



SNOW DIARY

December 8: 6:00 PM. It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the
wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge
soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses Print. So
romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!

December 9: We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering
every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a more lovely
place in the whole World? Moving here was the best idea I’ve ever had.
Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both our
driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow came along and
covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again.
What a perfect life.

December 12: The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment.
My neighbor tells me not to worry, we’ll definitely have a white Christmas. No
snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we’ll have so much snow by the
end of winter, that I’ll never want to see snow again. l don’t think that’s possible.
Bob is such a nice man I’m glad he’s our neighbor.

December 14: Snow lovely snow! 8″ last night. The temperature dropped to -20.
The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I
warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The
snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. l didn’t realize
I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I’ll certainly get back in shape
this way. I wish l wouldn’t huff and puff so.

December 15: 20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 44 Blazer. Bought
snow tires for the wife’s car and 2 extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife
wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that’s silly. We aren’t
in Alaska, after all.

December 16: Ice storm this morning. Fell on my ass on the ice in the driveway
putting down salt. Hurt like hell. The wife laughed for an hour, Which I think
was very cruel.

December 17: Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere.
Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm.
Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should’ve
bought a wood stove, but won’t admit it to her. God I hate it when she’s right. I
can’t believe I’m freezing to death in my own living room.

December 20: Electricity’s back on, but had another 14″ of the damn stuff last
night. More shoveling. Took all day. Goddamn snowplow came by twice. Tried
to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they’re too busy playing hockey. I
think they’re lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a
snow blower and they’re out. Might have another shipment in March. I think
they’re lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me.
I think he’s lying.

December 22: Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of
the white shit fell today, and it’s so cold it probably won’t melt till August. Took
me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to piss. By
the time I got undressed, pissed and dressed again. I was too tired to shovel.
Tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter; but he
says he’s too busy. I think the asshole is lying.

December 23: Only 2″ of snow today. And it warmed up to 0o. The wife wanted
me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What is she nuts!!! Why
didn’t she tell me to do that a month ago? She says she did but I think she’s
lying.

December 24: 6″. Snow packed so hard by snowplow, l broke the shovel.
Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the son of a bitch who drives
that snowplow, I’ll drag him through the snow by his balls. I know he hides
around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down
the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I’ve just been!
Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our
presents, but I was busy watching for the goddamn snowplow.

December 25: Merry Christmas. 20 more inches of the !=3D@x@!x!x1slop
tonight. Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. God I hate the
snow! Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him
over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she’s
an idiot. If I have to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” one more time, I’m going to
kill her.

December 26: Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here? It was all
HER idea. She’s really getting on my nerves.

December 27: Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze.

December 28: Warmed up to above -50. Still snowed in. THE BITCH is driving
me crazy!!!!!

December 29: 10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could
cave in. That’s the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?

December 30: Roof caved in. The snow plow driver is suing me for a million
dollars. The wife went home to her mother. 9″ predicted.

December 31: Set fire to what’s left of the house. No more shoveling.

January 8: I feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me.
Why am I tied to the bed?


:D

stormie
10-29-2009, 11:52 PM
:ROFL:

So true.