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Thread: I ALMOST wish I was still in Pennsylvania!

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    Senior Member Sharon - NC's Avatar
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    I do not envy those north of here who will be buried under two feet of snow this weekend, but I do love the idea of being snowbound, with a fire crackling in the fireplace, quilting my heart out. I do plan to work on my second quilt this weekend, but I'll be looking at rain, rain, rain (and fog).

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    Where I am in Southern California, I can keep my feet warm and dry, and look at all the snow on the mountains. Best of both worlds.

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    That sounds nice, sometimes. Here we are getting much much needed rain again. It's maybe in the 60's out. If I want to see snow I look up to the mountains as well and if I really wanted to play in it, just an hour or two's drive is all it takes. I'll stay here though!

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    Well I'll trade you for the weekend, we are expecting at least a foot of snow and our house has a fire place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorBanaquilts
    Well I'll trade you for the weekend, we are expecting at least a foot of snow and our house has a fire place.
    I am just on the PA/NY border, but I don't think it will come up quite this far. I also love the snow days, don't have the fireplace though.

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    Deb, Do you ever go to Endless Mtn Quiltworks?? I love that place.

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    Here in south central PA, as usual it's too warm. The "snow" started at 2:30 with rain, and what's coming down now is very watery snow. Which means it'll freeze as the temperature gets lower. Nothing I hate more than this "wintry mix." I expect it'll mean a layer of ice under the snow for maximum treacherousness. (Yeah, I know that's not a word. It is now.)

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    We are supposed to get 18" to 24" (depends on which news you watch). I am ready!!!!

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    As of 6:30, it looks like less than an inch out there of snow. It's not snowing now. Probably very slick underneath from the rain earlier.

    I just read online that it's supposed to be the worst storm in modern times. I just hope we don't lose power. Other than that, I'm looking forward to some real snow!

    And, although I don't quilt daily like many of you, I will be doing some quilting this weekend!

    I only wish I'd thought to get tax forms. I could be doing my taxes, too, lol.

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    Lisanne I am south of 80 right in the middle of the state. I am glad we are getting all snow. Even though it is 16 inches of it. I hate ice!!!

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    Stay warm, kwhite!

    Yes, all snow is much better to have.

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    Just a little snow for us. I can still quilt though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon - NC
    I do not envy those north of here who will be buried under two feet of snow this weekend, but I do love the idea of being snowbound, with a fire crackling in the fireplace, quilting my heart out. I do plan to work on my second quilt this weekend, but I'll be looking at rain, rain, rain (and fog).
    PFFFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTTTTT, I am in PA and right now I have AT LEAST a foot of snow on the ground lol. I love quilting on a rainy day and not so darn cold! I am lucky though, I am retired and I can stay home and stay warm.

    Margie

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    Sharon,

    My sister lives in Harmony, NC. less than 1 hour from Charlotte, they were getting sleet and rain, but still had snow on the ground from the first of the week. Did you not get snow this past week, even Greenville, NC had 6 inches.

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    It is that crystally sparkely beautiful snow. You look out and you see glimmer and glisten. It is quiet and fresh. I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    It is that crystally sparkely beautiful snow. You look out and you see glimmer and glisten. It is quiet and fresh. I love it.
    I was so sleepy earlier, I couldn't remember where Route 80 was, although of course I know. I've traveled along it several times. It's a beautiful part of the state. You're a good ways north of me. I'm just south of the turnpike.

    Well, I zapped out early and now I'll be awake for much of the night. Missed seeing it snow, though it had gotten misty out before I went to bed. It's still very misty, not snowing, but we got some of the good stuff - that sparkly white stuff you were talking about - to cover the sickly wet stuff and now it's very beautiful out there.

    Still only about 3 - 4 inches total so far. I'm feeling deprived!

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    When I went out earlier to feed the goat, chickens, and one dog, the newest snow came up to the bottom of my knee cap-that's 18" of snow and it is still falling. We had ice pellets earlier. We are expecting about 8-10 more tom. No fireplace, but enjoying it just the same.
    Maybe I will try to sled down the driveway tom. What a blast that is. What will the neighbors think? Who cares! :thumbup:

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    I'm north of Pittsburgh and we were supposed to get 8-10inches. Please tell my dog that's all we got because he went out the door and it's up to his head!! DH measured and we have at least 18 inches and it's still coming down pretty hard. It's beautiful but you can see the power lines are strained and towns around us are without electricity. It' also very windy and some of the drifts are over 2ft high. I thought I lived in civilization--not a frozen Siberian tundra LOL!!
    Stay warm and safe and home everyone-good quilting day.

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    Hi from Western PA, where we have 20" of snow right now, and another 1-3 expected today... and the furnace isn't working! Thank goodness we have a wood stove, and some wood in the house, so at least one room is warming up a little as we get the wood stove cranked up. I'd rather have the rain, thank you!! :-)

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    here's my house at 6:30 this morning
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    You're welcome to come and share my snow...... you can help me dig out of 2 ft. (so far) of snow. It does look lovely though and I'm lucky to be retired and I don't have to go anywhere. I'll start a fire, have a beer and work on some UFOs....... and worry about digging out tomorrow (call me Scarlett).

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    Here's a picture of our driveway, taken from inside. My SIL next door can't even get her front door open to reach the snow shovel... it's going to be a L-o-o-o-o-n-g day of shoveling.

    My daughter's brand new car-can you tell!!?
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    I love all the pictures!

    Sorry for those who lost power.

    It isn't snowing here, but it's blowing.

    Everything blows towards my front door - mine alone, not the people on either side of me, for some reason. I'm in a townhouse-style apartment with a front door under an overhang, the sidewalk just beyond that, and my parking space directly in front of the door on the other side of the sidewalk. The drift in front of my car is taller than I am! (I'm 5'2".) It's chest high on either side.

    Somehow the maintenance guys got here and plowed a narrow path down the sidewalk, I guess so we can visit the neighbors. Can't drive - there's over a foot of snow in the parking lot. Though my neighbor next door got his SUV out and went to work.

    Anyway, as I said, it all blows towards my entrance. I had to walk down the plowed sidewalk to the parking space of the guy next door, where it only came to mid-calf height in order to get past my drifts. The sides of my car had almost no snow on them - it had all blown towards the front. I cleaned off the back and sides, couldn't even reach the front hood for the drifts.

    I'll go back out later, once my legs warm up again and get some more of the front. By the time I'd finished one side, the other was covered in a layer of blowing snow - but it's only a layer, not a foot of the stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivoaks
    Hi from Western PA, where we have 20" of snow right now, and another 1-3 expected today... and the furnace isn't working! Thank goodness we have a wood stove, and some wood in the house, so at least one room is warming up a little as we get the wood stove cranked up. I'd rather have the rain, thank you!! :-)
    YIKES!!!! I'm really glad you have a wood stove!

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    WOW, I feel for you guys! I remember the big snow on valentine's day in 06, I think it was, where I couldn't get out of the house because the snow was past the door. But I don't think we got quite as much then as you're getting now. I loved the pics! I can't believe the car pics where you can't even see the car at all.

    Stay warm, you guys! And send pics of your snowy weekend projects.

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