Re: [gardeners] Winter storm in Rochester

Penny Nielsen (
Tue, 19 Jan 1999 09:44:08 -0400

Hi Penny in NY

Not sure how they handle it here, e.g. whether they have the make up the days or not in June.  They closed some of the schools on Friday because of the anticipated snow/freezing rain/rain but we didn't get anything.  There was an article in Sat.'s paper, which I usually read, but didn't get a chance this week.  I'm pretty sure attendance has no bearing on amount of money a school gets from he municipality.

They sure have been deluged with snow and rain.  I'm not sure why they wouldn't dump the snow in Lake Ontario either.  Ecological reasons maybe??  Really no idea.  I know Toronto and  burbs are having similar problems but have assured people they have adequate space, tho they don't say where - at least that's what I've seen reported.

Kids seem to grow up more quickly, in some ways, these days.  No doubt our parents said the same of us.  I'm glad I grew up when I did.

Didn't get to push the crocus back in the soil.   We've had so much rain and mostly mild temps (above freezing) that I'm pretty sure I could push the crocus back into the ground a bit or dig a small hole and move them.  Not sure whether this would harm them or not.

We're experiencing the same winter as last year which probably means a late spring for us.  I think we're in the 2nd or 3rd year of a 7 year cycle.

>>> penny x stamm <> 01/15/99 07:07PM >>>

Penny in Halifax, my d-i-l says they don't close the schools
because each day closed now means an extra day open 
next June. Once in awhile they get the brainstorm to get
the kids to school, take attendance, and then send them 
right home. That entitles them to State Assistance for the
day, but the parents could tear their hair out! Don't know 
why it's even legal...? 

So far they've had 17 out of the last 18 days with snow, and
have gotten 42.9 inches of snow with another 30 inches
today! They just don't know where to scoop up the stuff and 
dump it! I said since they are only 10 minutes from the shores
Of Lake Ontario, why on earth not dump it all in there? Oh, no, 
came the answer -- there's a big public discussion, and they say 
it would raise the level of the lake too much, and disrupt ship
travel.  WHAT..?? 

Today, for the first time, they closed the local schools. My
grandson (in 9th grade) considers himself too old to build a
snow fort. Such a pity! Grandpa would LOVE to help him....
We drive the 350 miles up there every February for his
birthday, so with this crazy weather, perhaps Just For Grandpa,
it will snow again.. 

Cannot believe that your crocuses are pushing thru -- how on
earth do you push them back down..? Add soil on top..? 

Penny in New York

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