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The vagaries of weather
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This morning, I face the challenge of convincing a 7-year-old bowler that it's not reasonable to show up for league bowling this morning. The current traffic report:

IN LEXINGTON:

NEW CIRCLE ROAD AT HARRODSBURG ROAD - BLOCKED DUE TO NUMEROUS VEHICLES OFF THE ROADWAY.

PEOPLE SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL THIS MORNNG. ROAD CONDITIONS ARE SO HAZARDOUS, THAT SALT TRUCKS ARE SLIDING OFF OF THE ROADWAY!

ROAD CONDITION REPORT:

LEXINGTON - SNOW PLOWS HAVE BEEN OUT SINCE THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING, BUT THE SNOWFALL HAS BEEN HEAVY AND ROADWAYS CONTINUE TO BE SNOW-COVERED IN FAYETTE COUNTY.

THIS IS THE SAME PROBLEM THROUGHOUT THE STATE. THE STATE POLICE REPORT THAT ALL COUNTIES ARE SNOW-COVERED.

ROAD CONDITONS ARE SLICK AND HAZARDOUS. PEOPLE SHOULD NOT TRAVEL TODAY, EXCEPT FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.



I figure that bowling in the league this morning is unreasonable. Bowling in the tournament this afternoon may be possible, if it's not cancelled.

And by the time *I* wanted to leave the house? Tomorrow, after noon? If we can dig our way out the driveway, it looks like the road will be clear by tomorrow. Or deadly slick. We'll see.

Meanwhile, we make French Toast.

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Cincinnati just received a dusting....but I have been longing to be snowed in for a couple of years now. For me, it would be an excuse to just stay home with the computer, books, and cats. For you a different experience with the boys...but maybe you will get Snow People in your yard!


Wow, sounds like you all got a lot more than we did. But, I also haven't listened to traffic reports, only looked out the window. Our road is already almost clear, just from cars driving through. And, it looks like it's quite possible by this afternoon the snow on the roads and walkways will melt (hopefully enough to evaporate, and not such that it turns to ice tonight). However, the trees and housetops look absolutely beautiful with all the snow. Hopefully everything will be clear enough for you to still come here tomorrow. :)

It's the difference between living in the country and the city. The report I quoted was timestamped 7:22; I needed to leave the house by 8:30am to make Tigger's league bowling -- it turns out they canceled it. We got about 6 inches, to judge by the depth of what's on the driveway, between the tire treads. Since it's supposed to get up to 44 by Monday, there's no sense in shoveling the drive.

We ended up having french toast for breakfast, and clearing off the kitchen table (which was on my list of activities for this evening) to play Air Baron. We didn't finish - the game was just starting to get interesting when we had to quit to get out of here in time for the tournament. Quit with time to neatly record it for starting later, and put it away properly, that is.

I didn't have the heart to make the scotties wait to have their snow removed, just so I could take a picture -- else I'd show it to you. The snow clings to their skirts just as brambles ordinarily do, and it's difficult to remove, as the snow gets all clumped up and tangled with the fur. I finally resorted to using a brush to remove it from Dizzy -- she seems to collect more snow.

Tigger's team won all three of their games in the tournament, and he scored a 125 in his last game. I think his average is somewhere around 75 or 80 now. Tigger and Critter are now happily playing in a more suburban backyard, at their grandparents.

I've got the evening to myself, and it looks like I've filled it all with work. Somehow that seems less appealing right now than it did last night.

But Flar is out of town, as are Knightaudit and his sweetie. I'd see if Cinder wanted to come over, but I'm kind of leaving my options open to boiling myself in a tub. I just have this dreary feeling that it won't come to pass.

Wow. I hardly ever really stop moving long enough to feel lonely anymore.

Dammit, this is too whiney -- I've just called Cinder anyway, so there. So I won't be lonely tonight -- or at least until she goes home. Maybe by then I'll be pleasantly tired and ready for bed.

Wow, Tigger's about to beat my average..and I don't think I've ever had a 125 game. That's awesome. :)

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