Last night I didn't bother putting the plow on my pickup,or moving my "mowing" tractor out from in front of the "plow tractor" in the garage,seeing the TV weather babes and guys were all predicting only 1-3" ,and expected it to warm up into the 40's by 4 am,then turn to rain,and wash it away..
HA...I got up at midnight to use the bathroom,looked out on my deck,and was horrified to see at least 6" had already fallen!--it was bare ground at 8 pm when I laid down !
It rained this morning,hit 50 degrees for about an hour,now its dropping again ,back to near freezing..much of my driveway turned to slush,but I still have to go scrape it off or face the possibility of it freezing up overnight..
I have some company coming tomorrow from Wisconsin,so I have to not only clear all the slush away,my house is a friggin disaster area too--they have a 3 year old,so I can't leave things I have "out" ,the kid might get into them or get hurt..
Of course my back is killing me as usual--not looking forward to having to do all this in one afternoon--especially when it'll be dark by 4:30 pm..
I hate getting caught with my "pants down" so to say,because I trusted the TV weather forecasters..typically they make every minor snowfall sound like the end of the world so more people will flock to stores to buy food and other stuff--this time they kind of downplayed it,and as a result many towns didn't prep for the storm as much as they should have--lots of the private contractors they hire to plow town roads are landscapers and they still were doing leaf clean ups,didn't have their plows on yet..and dozens of accidents happened as a result all over the state..
I'm not even sure I have any GAS to run my tractor with hanging around either..