Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 77


I am so not a lover of snow, but when you have a five-year old boy you have to participate in some way…..I stood in it for a while but my poor frozen toes could take it no longer.

It is mighty pretty though!

Snow days at school mean closure or delays….thankfully, just a delay today πŸ™‚


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I shall be glad when it thaws and spring arrives, however. I do not do wellies terribly well.

America seems to cope admirably with the snow. Snow ploughs are out, grit is on the sidewalks and the Emergency Snow Routes come into play. Hurrah for the garbage men who also arrived on time to sort the trash (yes, I mean bins).

Lovely snow, now get thee gone.

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11 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 77

  1. ThatOtherGuy says:

    You better cowboy up because we’re just getting started. We usually get hammered at least once in February and once in March. Last time around we had north of 2ft (~96 KM) in one 36 hour snowfall. The March snowdumps are the worst. The snow is wet and heavy and melts on the bottom then freezes to the road over night.

  2. ThatOtherGuy says:

    Also: It took me 30 minutes to get from the NSA to Patuxent Woods dr. this morning due to an accident. W00t.

  3. EmmaK says:

    Yeah tough luck …..this is just the beginning. Get snow pants especially if your son wants to go sledding which he will when we get a few feet!

  4. wlouison says:

    That’s unfortunate for you. I love snow. I live in a place where it is winter for 5-6 months of the year, and I love nearly every minute of it (except when it gets to -50 like it was today). I have a lot of memories associated with snow and being in the snow, so maybe that’s why I like it. Good post, though, as always.

  5. salpal1 says:

    just think how much more you will appreciate spring, in case it ever get shere. As for Daisy Dukes – they fit under snow pants. πŸ™‚

  6. Sine says:

    Just found your blog, how lovely! I find that I’ve written about some of your language issues in reverse, when moving from the U.S. to South Africa. I mean “I’ll give you a tinkle” and some such phrases. Will have to add “nip for a wee” to it, though I don’t think that’s used in ZA. Now back in the U.S., I’m seeing everything through foreign eyes a bit as well, so I can relate. Great blog!

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