Saturday, February 06, 2010

Mid Day Saturday

So far my plan for being a driver for the hospital isn’t going so well. Though we have dug ourselves out quite nicely our street is largely impassible. Mama Wordbones and I just finished taking a walk from end to end and concluded that while I could probably make it out I could just as probably get stuck I think I’ll wait a little longer.

Columbia Talk informs us that the hospital is still looking for volunteers with four wheel drive vehicles. The number to call is (410) 740-7911.

Courtney Watson sent along some handy tips for dealing with The Big Kahuna.

Remember to try and clear your own gas vents, and heat pumps around your house.

* Shovel snow in layers and in small increments of time.

* Power outage information can be found here:

* Snow plow tracker can be found here:

* If you know someone without power, and they have a medical need to be removed from the house, have them call 911

Courtney also reports that a s of 11:30 this morning Elkridge has reported 33 inches of snow. I think Elkridge is the big winner of snowfall total.

I saved my neighbor Karen with a six pack. While Karen had provisioned her home well with “wine and chili,” she came up a little short in the tp department. With two adults and three kids in the house that could get bad fast. Fortunately for her we had only recently made a Costco run for this particular item. We not only had a spare roll. We had a spare six pack.

I am also happy to report that we received some storm photos from readers and I’ll begin posting them soon. Right now it’s break time. We have been shoveling snow for the better part of the day. It’s time to pour a glass of wine.


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