I just heard they're calling for massive amounts of rain (would equal 10 feet if it were snow) which will freeze later on. The power companies have lots of emergency crews on standby as we speak.
We had a tornado watch yesterday right after dinner. Advised to get in our safe place.
Then this morning we had snow. While an hour north of us had snow for hours and could make snowmen, we had a dusting. Already gone. Wind chills below freezing. What a lovely day to stay indoors.
Given my background and where I spent most of my life, I rarely get chilly. However, this morning was a bit chilly though it was in the 50's. Plus, it had that damp chilly feel to it.I see folks in southern California in wearing puffy jackets, scarves, and gloves when the temps dip down into the 60s.
Junior was lamenting recently 'man, we aren't going to get a single snow day this year!' I felt compelled to point out that when I was a kid we only got snow days for extreme winter weather. Like if you got 20" of snow, and most years you got none or maybe one or two snow days at most. Hell, nowadays they close the schools - and I am not making this up - if it's too cold! They never once cancelled school for that reason my entire school career!
Back when I was a lad, they used to search the school walking paths for frozen corpses at the end of the school day. Closing due to the cold indeed, harrumph!I can remember one time when I was in junior high or maybe 9th grade (so nearly 30 years ago now) when they cancelled school for us for a day or two because of the cold. I can distinctly remember it because earlier in the week it was cold enough that my mom let me wait in the house and try to look out the side window to see if I could watch for the school bus then when I saw it I could quickly sprint out the door, through the yard, and down the driveway to the bus stop instead of just standing outside at the end of the driveway and waiting for the bus in the cold for 10 minutes like I normally would.
Back when I was a lad, they used to search the school walking paths for frozen corpses at the end of the school day. Closing due to the cold indeed, harrumph!
But then again, I served in the Old Corps (which conveniently ended the day before you joined).
We used to have an expression in the barracks "Back in 'Nam....." Someone would use this phrase when calling someone out - who clearly was too young to have ever served at that time - for making a statement blatantly intended to make oneself sound like more of a Badass than they were. For example, someone might be going on about how at their last command Top told everyone on duty section they had to field day continually for the next 24 hours and this person told Top to stick it, then someone might say "So Bill....back in Nam did you have to frag the butterbars when they got too full of themselves?"It sounds like it prepared you well for your time at the Chosin.