We'refacing some significant snowfall Saturday, and that means be prepared to hunker down and stay out of the craziness you know will result whenever we get such conditions.
Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us mostly cloudy skies, temps reaching to around 37 degrees, and increasing winds later on.
Keep the shovel handy, as well as layers of proper clothing should you feel the need to venture out (it will be getting REAL cold over the weekend - MINUS numbers, in fact...brrrrr).
Friday Fortitude, as we take a look at what else has been going one, hmm?
*** First off of the ice pack is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JANUARY 18 -
---It's National Michigan Day
---It's National Peking Duck Day
---It's National Thesaurus Day
---It's National Winnie the Pooh Day
*** Next, and since the end of another week has arrived, let's see what we can observe over the following 48 hours...
JANUARY 19 -
---Saturday is National Popcorn Day
JANUARY 20 -
---Sunday is National Buttercrunch Day
---It's National Cheese Lovers Day
---It's National Disc Jockey Day
There you have it...plenty to do instead of facing bad weather on the roads.
Just make sure to always observe responsibly.
*** Next up, here's the good, bad, and the ugly on this impending snow event:
EAST coast, where freezing rain will be mixing with the show (thanks to the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean). Parts of Maine are expected to get perhaps TWO FEET of snow.
*** Next, police training CAN be hazardous to your health. Here's the "4-1-1":
FWPD officers were seriously injured when using a particular restraint method.
It's called the lateral vascular neck restraint, or LVNR, and is basically applying "pressure is put on the carotid artery to cut off blood to the brain in an effort to render a person unconscious".
(( A close relative of Capt. Tom Bandor, 58, one of the injured officers, said Bandor is still in the hospital. “He gets dizzy and nauseated, even if he opens his eyes,” said the relative, who asked not to be identified. “It's like vertigo. He can't get up and do anything.”))
I personally know Tom Bandor (I remember when he was a Sgt and stopped over our house), and I hope he recovers from this injury. My prayers to him and his family.
Goes to show you don't even have to be on the street to have your life placed in harm's way.
*** Next up, time to stop by "Kitten Corner"...
The kids took a day off from all of the "wrestling", and instead chose to store up their overabundance of energy for Lord knows what.
Violet has a new "routine" of sorts...she loves to follow me around in the MORNINGS...she sits in the computer chair WITH me while I check the emails and do the blog.
|These slippers are not getting away.|
*** Next, let's do our check-in with "Midnight and Whiskers"...
|It's paw-licking good.|
|And the food keeps coming...|
*** Last back to the snow pile...remember when it snowed when you were little and all you could do was wanting to go out and play in it?
I mean, it had to snow enough to close down public transportation.
Back in the late 1950s, we had one storm that dumped so much snow, it did just that - shut down buses and most all traffic.
Our main avenue was a pedestrian "walkway", and any vehicle out in it had CHAINS on the rear tires.
I remember Dad loading me onto the sled and together we went to the grocery a couple blocks away.
Our street (in the Frankford section of Philly) was one of those old narrow one-way ones, and when everyone was done shoveling, it looked like two slit trenches in WW1 France. The snow was that deep, and we had no where else to put it.
The one thing I have always enjoyed about ANY good snowfall...was the quiet.
|We had trenches like THIS|
As a kid, you don't think about that...or being cold, or having to wear so many layers of clothing, that movement was restricted.
As an adult, you think about pulling muscles while shoveling, heart attacks, slipping, falling, and breaking bones.
Oh, and you think about being young again...heh.
Be careful out there over the next 72 hours.
Do have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.