Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Anybody else buried under a sheet of ice?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:15 PM
Original message
Anybody else buried under a sheet of ice?
:scared:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:15 PM
Response to Original message
1. You shouldn't operate a computer outside.
:D
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:17 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. smart ass!!!!
good one!!! :hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:18 PM
Response to Reply #3
4. Athangew!
:hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:16 PM
Response to Original message
2. It's sleeting like mofo here
right now. Much more coming.

Central NC is where I am.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:18 PM
Response to Reply #2
5. Atlanta here
I have skylights in my living room and I can hear the stuff coming down. It was pretty loud last night.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Shopaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:21 PM
Response to Reply #5
6. Sleet & freezing rain for me here in South Carolina
Just waiting for the power to go--it always does when we have weather like this. :eyes:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:38 PM
Response to Reply #5
26. I always love sleeping while listening to a powerful storm,
I suppose it draws my actual comfort into sharp focus! However it can be a bit of a drag if I know I have to go work outside in that stuff all the next day.

Oh well, life's not perfect....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:54 PM
Response to Reply #26
27. But ice storms don't make any noise.
It rains and then the rain freezes and you don't even know that there was an ice storm until you step outside in the morning and slip and slide on the ice.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:55 PM
Response to Reply #27
29. true, but this one did
it was literally raining ice.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:04 PM
Response to Reply #27
30. Hmmmmm, let's see,
first, rain makes noise--whether it turns to ice or not after it has fallen does not change that.

Next, persistent sleet can turn into sheets of ice--you can hera all the little kernels hitting the house. That ice can be kinda funny though, it's all dimpled. If the storm turns into snow partway through you can just never get all the snow off your car--it's buried in those little crenellations so that now matter how much you brush once you start driving it blows over your windshield and frosts it up. Those can be really noisy.

Hell, even snow falling can be noisy--if there is enough wind (and there often is.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:25 PM
Response to Original message
7. 80 degrees here in south Florida
but we do get the occasional wind storm...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:29 PM
Response to Reply #7
9. "Wind storm"
Is that what you guys are calling the hurricanes these days?

Denial, denial, denial.

:P



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:26 PM
Response to Original message
8. 1/8 inch on the mailbox.
:hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:33 PM
Response to Reply #8
12. Uly, Baby!!!!
:hi:

I left my cigarettes in the truck, but it looks like I'm gonna have to work like crazy to pry the door open!!!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:30 PM
Response to Original message
10. 30 and dry in Minnesota
with a warm week this week and a artic week next week.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:32 PM
Response to Original message
11. No, I'm buried under a pile of Dog
He weighs 130 pounds, and is sitting on my chest, licking my face.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:34 PM
Response to Reply #11
13. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
that's cute.

I think my cats weigh that combined.

Damn wimps -- they only pile up on me when its cold. :D
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:36 PM
Response to Reply #13
14. I only get up
When he decides I get up.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Catbird Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:44 PM
Response to Original message
15. Even the cat won't go out. Brrrrrr.
We got a light coating of ice from the first part of the ice storm and are waiting for the second part to hit.

By the way, the cat does not go outside if we can help it. We do let her out on a screened porch, which she has declined today.

:scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:55 PM
Response to Reply #15
16. another storm is going to hit???
where are you located?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Catbird Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:45 PM
Response to Reply #16
35. South Carolina midlands
There were a couple of bands of precipitation here with a lull in between. Not really two storms, just a break. The first one was pretty icy; the one hitting us now is rain, but could easily turn to ice. From the weather maps, it looks like some folks didn't get a break.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:04 PM
Response to Original message
17. Dear Sirs: I was buried under an ice sheet some 5,000 years ago
and grew after a few millenia to be quite comfortable with my situation.

Let me state in the strongest terms that I strongly object to your decision to remove me from my glacier and display me in a museum. Can I go home now?

Sincerely,
Otzi, the "Ice Man."
Glass box,
Balzano, Italy.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/940751.stm
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:11 PM
Response to Reply #17
19. I'm just a caveman. Your world frightens and confuses me
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
pookieblue Donating Member (517 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:09 PM
Response to Original message
18. My car was covered bumper to bumper with Ice
Trees were weighed down with ice too.. but the roads were good.

I live down in Columbus, Ga and the the storm stopped just north of us. Well did get some left overs however.

I heard that Atlanta was at a stand still for awhile... that's hard to imagine. I was watching The Weather Channel and they showeed one of the HWY's and there were NO cars.

Stay safe up there.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:16 PM
Response to Original message
20. NC checking in!
I cannot WAIT for February to be over with! I hate this crap!

And yeah...I am a wimpy Southerner, and no, I don't give a damn about how well Northerners handle winter weather...

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
pookieblue Donating Member (517 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:22 PM
Response to Reply #20
23. I agree
And yeah...I am a wimpy Southerner, and no, I don't give a damn about how well Northerners handle winter weather...

I couldn't have said it better myself.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:01 PM
Response to Reply #23
32. Ingersoll???? I love that quote!
He's one of my favorite people to have been wiped off the "history" books.

BTW this is Michael. My wife, Stephanie, posted about being the Southerner who doesn't care about how well Northerners handle show. She posts under my ID quite a bit...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
oustemnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:19 PM
Response to Reply #20
33. dude, I grew up in the Northeast, now live in Atlanta
and I only have had to deal with this sort of thing like, 2 or 3 times in my life.

I spent more than a half hour getting enough ice off my car to get to the grocery store.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Dzimbowicz Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:18 PM
Response to Original message
21. South Carolina here....
There is about a quarter inch of ice and snow in my yard right now. Tonight it is forecasted that another quarter inch will fall.

I took my steam cleaner out this morning and wrote my name, along with a note of apology about not being able to resist the temptation, into the snow/ice. Two of my neighbors have commented that I must be rather 'gifted'; I told one how I did this and it was suggested that I add some orange juice for added effect before the president of the homeowners association saw it. :evilgrin:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:21 PM
Response to Original message
22. Yes, I am in Woodstock, just northwest of Atlanta
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 04:40 PM by RebelOne
Everything is iced over. In fact, the trees over my house are dangerously bent over. In Cherokee County they don't have the equipment to de-ice all the roads, so I don't dare drive. In fact, even if I could drive, I can't get my car doors open. They are iced shut.

My neighbor measured the ice and everything is covered with 3/4 of an inch

And now my dog wants to go for a walk, which means that I will be slipping and sliding down to the field where I take her.

On edit: Could not make it to the field. Kept slipping and sliding on ice. Dog not happy as she was able to walk just fine.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
n2mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:27 PM
Response to Reply #22
25. Just came in
from planting some cacti and other plants before we dry out here. Sure hope everything grows. The ground was wet and easy to plant things. Now I'm itchy!

It rained this morning but the sky is clearing and the sun is trying to shine. Yes!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:26 PM
Response to Original message
24. I'm buried under the mildest winter in living memory.
Global warming is getting busy on our asses here in the UK.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:54 PM
Response to Original message
28. HEZBOLLAH!!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:08 PM
Response to Reply #28
31. fucking nut!!!
:hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:25 PM
Response to Original message
34. No ice
But it got reeeeal cold here last night. 32

;)

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Nov 20th 2014, 06:31 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC