It's coming our way !

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Registered: 04-30-2003
It's coming our way !
Thu, 01-12-2012 - 9:35am

Before tomorrow morning we will seeing white. Supposed to get to us sometime later today and last into tomorrow morning. Luckily, where I'm at it wont be over an inch or so. Darn! I hate that stuff!

Dandy and I are staying in again today. Dh and I talked last night and since there isnt anything I really need to go to town for, I dont need to.

My DGS Fred has been trying to get his disability for almost a year and just got a call from his lawyer that he has a date in April. He really needs it. He's got 5 steel plates in his head from a car accident 5 yrs. ago and cant find a job so at least he'll have something coming in.

Not much going on here so have a great day and be safe.

Hugs, Jackie

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Registered: 09-10-2008
Thu, 01-12-2012 - 12:15pm

We're getting 2-3" here in mid-IL, wind is blowing at around & causing visibility problems on the roads.

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Registered: 05-25-1999
Thu, 01-12-2012 - 12:53pm

On Tuesday with the sun out and high of 60 something. Del has been working and everything was nice. Thursday morning that front went through and they warned of high winds....well let me tell you.........

Del got up gave himself his shot(insulin) and then said....I don't have enough for you know what that meant? Janet had to go to O'Neill in that cold (30) windy morning.....He calls and says did I want to take son's pickup because he had to pick up a fuel tank at the truck place and that would save him having to do it.....sure....he has a little pickup....

All there was for snow was flurries, the road was pretty clear..... I got a few miles from O'Neill and I saw snow coming at me it was a ways off the road so I pulled over and stopped and guess what? It was a snow devil or a snownado or whatever you want to call it. I have seen little ones they are kind of neat blowing across the fields...but the wind was gusting to over 50 mph guess what? It him me broad side.....I thought for sure I was going over. Glad I was stopped really.....Then as I got to O'Neill there was an ambulance coming so I pulled off to the edge and stopped.....I guess the pickup has bald tires cause I didn't think I was ever going to get back on the road...and with that wind blowning my back end was really fishtailing....

Got the insulin, went to the bank, got a few groceries(not to many cause I had to carry them in and then went and got the tank......It has been years and years since I went to get parts and that place had smokers and garage smell in it....besides my son smokes so when I finally got back home I showered again and changed clothes......One gust him me getting out at the grocery that almost knocked me down......and at the garage it him me with a ton of sand and it hurt besides getting that nasty greasy dirty sand in my mouth......good thing I had some diet Coke and I had just bought some cough drops that helped me get that sand out of my mouth......

Ok, I am done with winter we can have spring now.....

The wind is still blowing not quite as bad now but still about 35 mph... highs today around 26 then back into the 40s and 50s for the rest of the week...


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Registered: 06-15-2002
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 8:08am
I think we are dodging the bullet here. Looks bad further north, though.

Good luck to you!!