Re: [gardeners] Get your wool knickers on, George was Almost in the garden

Allen and Judy Merten (
Fri, 15 Jan 1999 00:15:12 -0600

Hi Lucinda,
    Please keep that weather up north. If we ever got that here in Texas, we
would be shut down till the first thaw.
    Bastrop Co.,Tx wrote:

> At 01:06 PM 13-01-99 -0600, you wrote:
> >We're still shampooing carpets in between work gigs so not much garden
> >time today. Temps are in the high 70's F with a moderate wind and high
> >overcast, would be a wonderful day to be out playing in the gardens.
> snip
> >George
> WE are about to have yet another snowstorm.  We got about 8 inches last
> night, was expe cting 1/2 that; tonight about a foot is expected.  We got
> out and removed the build up on the back porch roof, 18 inches - didn't
> think it'd take another few inches without collapsing.  Army has been
> deployed in Toronto, Len ended up subbing for our Scout leader since he was
> commandeered for the rest of the night (probably the whole night) with his
> bulldozer.  Several rural communities are completely cut off.  It's very
> cold, about -17 celsius and is expected to drop to -35 with the windchill
> factor tonight.  Our yard is mounded up a good 4-5 feet;there's simply no
> place to put the stuff. Some of the dump sites have had 40 trucks lined up
> to get in (snow is trucked away off the streets when it gets too
> deep---like now).
> And I still like it.  Of course, I don't have to drive in it and can walk
> around the neighbourhood and enjoy it.  The landscape is clean and white
> and the air very good.  This kind of winter weather kills off the pollution
> somewhat, not to mention many viruses.  Kids are happy, lots of snow to
> play in and they are all hoping for schools to close so they can spend the
> day sledding.  We have nice slopes in our local park, as well as 2 outdoor
> ice rinks.
> better go and have a hot chocolate now, George.
> Lucinda