Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Speak Of The Devil ...

Hardly had I finished writing about how fall usually ends the week of Thanksgiving, when, sure enough, this arrived:

Image credit: Cujo359

It's astonishing how quiet the Puget Sound region becomes when it snows. Lots of people don't drive, and those who do, generally speaking, drive far more cautiously. There's little in the way of snow removal equipment here. What there is exists mostly at the airports, I suspect.

This is all part of that longstanding taxpayer philosophy of "if it doesn't benefit me right now, it's a waste of money", which you can see evidence for every time there's a new anti-tax initiative. So, even though the economic cost is considerable when we have a storm like this, governments don't prepare.

You really do get what you pay for...

P.S., Oh, yes, and the wind picked up last night and the DSL went away. Good old Qwest - this is the second time this year a momentary power interruption during a windstorm has caused an outage.

3 comments:

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

Yeah, the storm hit us last night here in the San Joaquin Valley and it's colder than shit on an iceberg rright now. My fingers are numb since we keep the rooms cold enough to hang meat in.

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

ps...it's almost noon and only 44-friggin-degrees..That AIN"T normal here in these parts dude!

Cujo359 said...

No, it's not normal. I haven't been to the San Joaquin itself, I've skirted it north, west, and south. None of those other areas get that cold all that often, so I wouldn't imagine you do, either.

As for us, we usually have a couple of these kinds of storms a year. We may get unlucky and have more this year. We'll see. This first one almost always catches me by surprise, because it's still nowhere near winter. At least I have lots of firewood and food this time...