I'll start off by saying this....we people in Central New Jersey got off easy compared to people in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington. This morning I measured 8 inches of snow, added on to the four I removed early yesterday, giving us a grand total of one foot of snow for this storm...a lot of snow and can be considered a heavy snowfall by most experts, but it pales in comparison to whats been going on in the areas I mentioned before.
Add 7.5 inches from the Saturday storm, and we got just about 20 inches from the two storms in a matter of five days. There was some nervous times last night, below you can see the tree that broke in half in the back yard. The good news for us in this semi-rural area was the trees shielded us from some of the drifting from the high winds, the bad news is there were downed trees and tree limbs. Luckily, no power outages.
I have to admit it...after the storm was over, it was nice just to walk around and see just how beautiful it was, just very white and bright, and feeling warmer than 30 degrees with all of the reflecting sunlight....but man, it was a heavy, wet snow- much more so than the light, fluffy powder that fell on Saturday.
After today I've re-evaluated what were the most three important inventions and innovations in the history of mankind- (1)Fire (2) the wheel (3)the snowblower.
I'm taking my snowblower out this Sunday for Valentines Day.....she deserves it.
BTW...this is the 900th blog post for UT &MR!!!
And they said we wouldn't last!!!!
ABOVE.....That's a mature birch tree bent down to ground level by the weight of the snow.
This is the pine tree that snapped in half yesterday....had it fallen right instead of left it would have taken out our neighbor's fence.
Updates- 6PM Thursday Feb 11
More pics from a walk around the neighborhood several hours ago.
Also....more about the falling branches and trees in the area. A local man was struck and killed by branch from a snow covered tree during the blizzard yesterday while he was clearing his driveway.
Real journalists continue to lose their jobs as newspapers cut staff in record numbers. And while this is happening hucksters like Glenn Bec...
Eric LeGrand was paralyzed in the Rutgers- Army football game. To send Eric a "Get Well" message click his photo.
Eric LeGrand BELIEVE Fund
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Its called "Useless Trivia and Mindless Rants". That's because I adhere to the principle that you can't please everyone, nor should you try to please everyone....so before anyone else rips this blog for being a waste of time or having faulty logic, I thought I'd beat them to the punch, and zing just a bit of self deprecating humor into the title....hey, some people think that's an endearing quality.
Seriously....I hope to entertain and maybe inform, and even teach the reader about a few subjects. And don't be alarmed by the political trappings you may see here. I'm upfront about my political beliefs and affiliations, but I don't wear my politics on my sleeve, and have and always will refuse to be locked into a rigid dogma. This is not really a political blog; its just disguised as one.
My model is probably CBS SUNDAY MORNING, a magazine format. I'll talk about news, sports, TV and films, about music, literature and pop culture, and about the famous and the infamous....and about some people who are out there trying to make a difference in a world that seems to get just a little tougher everyday.
Oh yes...there will be some politics as well.
So pour a cup of coffee, cut a piece of cheesecake.....and stick around for a few minutes.
Occupation- If you believe my conservative friends, I'm a pinko commie socialist out to destroy the very fabric of America's core beliefs.
Liberals think I'm an old school moderate Democrat, and that a guy my age needs to get his hair cut more often.
Just put away that broad brush....
I'm just a "Blue Jersey Guy" who happens to "Bleed Scarlet".