Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Yet more wintry mix

Another school cancellation for Dan today, the result of an overnight snow/sleet/rain/freezing rain storm that left a thick layer of ice everywhere, and had people scrambling to get roofs shoveled and or inspected. At least 2 schools in Maine have canceled classes due to concerns about roof snow loads. (Don't get me started on the topic of flat-roofed buildings in snow country.)

Will this winter ever end? I'm finding it really hard to get motivated to get garden planning, even though I should be planting peppers and onions right now.


Anonymous said...

I saw someone on the news two days ago saying "but this flat roof is made for snow build up." I'm no roof expert but since the roof was sagging under the weight of the snow I think that statement might have been wrong.

I was going to go out with the camera first thing this morning to get pics of the sun rising behind the ice covered trees. There aren't any ice covered trees! When I went to bed last night the pines were frosted. This morning they're clear. It must have warmed up before it got cold again over night.

Spring has to come soon. I need a change of pace - I want to whine about the black flies and heat instead of snow and ice.

Ali said...

I took my camera when I went to let the chickens out for the day, but same here, found the ice gone overnight, except on my car's antenna and roof-rack.

I'm seriously biting my tongue RE the flat roofs and other buildings, such as the brand-new many-million dollar building where I work, which has had 2 of the 4 entries/exits closed all winter for fear of falling ice, and has a barricade up by the MAIN entrance with a notice watch for falling ice and snow. It is a might hard to check the roof for ice from the inside of the building.