Saturday, January 23, 2016

Snow Status: 7:30am 14 inches

 As of 7:30am Eastern, Mr. Jonas has deposited 14 inches of snow and we've had a thunderstorm early in the morning.  Overall pretty cool.  Get it "cool" during a blizzard?  I slay me.  I'm here all weekend, try the veal.

How do I know it's 14 inches?  I employ a very precise scientifical-like instrument know as the patio table.  There's approximately 14 inches on top the table, so using my amazing powers of deductive reasoning, I have calculated we've gotten 14 inches of snow.  Don't try this at home kids, I'm a trained professional.

Despite dire warnings from the media, we seem to be holding on.  No Woolly Mammoths or Neanderthals have been spotted yet on the property.  I thought I heard the howl of a Dire Wolf but that was off in the distance.

Supplies are holding up well, but a nice bottle of Malbec was sacrificed to bolster our spirits during these dark times.  As a precaution, cookies have been baked to use for bartering in the event the economy breaks down and we need to trade for supplies.  Painting is progressing well with a 32 figure unit of Portuguese regulars on the painting bench now.  My biggest concern is hiding from the wife while I paint as she may be getting cabin fever and start to have delusions of me shoveling snow.  Very dangerous times....

More to come, assuming Mr Snow Miser lets me....


12 comments:

Peter Douglas said...

Miles
Your scientific methods leave me speechless. Enjoy your enforced stay cation. And tell your wife there's no point in shovelling til the snow stops falling. Or ply her with more wine.
Cheers, Peter

TamsinP said...

You are quite correct to state that people shouldn't try that method at home - who knows what perils might befall the untrained snow depth estimator.

Whilst you may not have seen any Neanderthals or woolly mammoths, you may very well witness migrating Canucks ;)

Oh, and a good excuse for not shoveling snow - the shovel is outside somewhere underneath the snow, so you won't be able to find it (you did remember to leave all such implements outside well away from the house, didn't you?)

tradgardmastare said...

I'm with you on such scientific methodolgy. Sounds good to me.
Keep going and I look forward to the next update.
Are you tempted to try some live action role playing of Frostgrave in the garden?

DeanM said...

Hope the table holds up the weight of the snow, Miles. As long as your pipes don't freeze and your power stays on - and have enough supplies, you should be pretty good. Times like this seem to increase painting productivity too.

Jay White said...

Lol, we are rooting for you. Clearly there is no way to locate a shovel under such circumstances so you best just keep painting :-)

Michael Peterson said...

Captain, the patio table canna take it! It's too much!

I'm trying hard to be impressed, because that looks like any winter day here in Canada.
Kidding.
Be well and stay safe mate.

Stryker said...

According to the BBC website 15 minutes ago "Eastern US struck by mammoth snowfall" - are you sure you haven't seen any mammoths?

Kris Marquardt said...

14"? I would still be headed off to work in Colorado in that.

Syrinx0 said...

I use the frozen planter in the front to validate the rear table as the back yard abuts park land and can accumulate a few feet of snow when the front has inches. I don't mind using my two stage snowblower but driving after a major snowfall can be a pain. Luckily it hit you on a weekend. Enjoy the extra painting time.

paulalba said...

looks beautiful, no doubt togh on many, great to hear your getting through the lead mountain, mmm cookies!!!

Monty said...

Hard core!

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Jonas arrives in the UK tomorrow... as 50mph winds and rain... no snow.... I feel cheated.. :o))