Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Dear Cousins in Chicago.....

The polite Canadians, tired of being cursed each winter, have identified Chicago as the real Icy Northern invader. The weather troublemaker. Chi-Town, home of the Polar Vortex.

"Windy City" should have been a clue. An extremely COLD wind that heads south to freeze and burst pipes and cause cars to slip and slide off the road. 

Oh, the hardships here in Charleston

I have had to leave a faucet dripping. For three nights! 

Finally found a heavy jacket way, way in the back of a closet but, it's so old, it's too small

My gloves have moth holes in the fingers. I bought my first ever gallon of windshield washer fluid. It's a bright blue color.

Heated car seats don't seem quite so silly now. Sand sprinkled on a bridge here made my car look dirty.

Another eternity (a day and a half) of winter horror is predicted. 

Schools here have shut down because of "Some Pretty Chilly Days." 

The heavily traveled Ravenel Bridge was closed several hours after cars had to dodge falling ice chunks that were melting from the cables. 

Who knew bridge cables would freeze?

THE Charleston City snow plow was attached to the front of a large pick up truck "just in case."

Will Winter ever end?!

(Click on the photo for more frigid details.)

Oh, I just heard. Temps will be in the mid-70s at Folly Beach by the weekend.

I hope we can last that long!

Brrr. Y'all.

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At Wed Feb 12, 02:37:00 PM , Blogger Paul said...

You should be here in Charlotte, Chuck. We have lots of the white stuff, but I won't blame Chicago. It appears to be coming from Charleston! ;)

At Wed Feb 12, 07:38:00 PM , Blogger chuckography said...

Yes, we had first choice and rejected it. LOL


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