Well, at least there is one good thing from the last two weeks of snow, it is making a big dent in the drought.
They posted the almanac statistics this morning:
Average snow for this time - 16.1 inches
Snow at this time last year - 3.1 inches
Snow at this time, this year - 24.8 inches.
So we've had 50% more snow than normal and 8 times what we got last year.
Hopefully, this trend will continue into the summer and not be as hot and dry.
And calling it a snowpocalypse is stupid.
So we got about 10 inches of snow on Thursday. I left work early to try and get home and was doing ok until I high centered on a snow ridge from the plow in front of me. A good natured kid helped push/pull me off the mound and get started again.
Of course the neighborhood was a mess. They never clean our streets. But the streets are getting better now. It's supposed to be in the mid-30's today.
However, there is another storm heading our way for tomorrow. Depending on who is reporting, KC is supposed to get another 3 - 12 inches of snow. Which is just wonderful, since I have a business trip to St. Louis tomorrow. Originally I was going to drive, but with the predicted storm, decided to fly. Now I'm wondering if I'll even be able to do that.
I finished up the training session early this afternoon. So when I got home, we went for Starbucks on his lunch and then I took the bike for a couple of hours.
I'm still not super confident riding a motorcycle, but pushed the envelope a little further today by going on the highway at 70 mph. It was also quite interesting dealing with the wind.....
Well 2013 is looking like it is going to be an expensive year. I'm already looking at needing tires and a new engine for the car.
And the little raise I got at the end of last year was completely consumed by the re-instatement of social security taxes.
Lynn is still wanting to go back to Europe as well, but I just don't think I can afford it this year. Not that I wouldn't love to go again.
On a fun note, I found out I won a Lenovo tablet. It is supposed to deliver tomorrow.