Monday, December 21, 2009

The Blizzard of '09










Here are a few pics and videos of the snowfall we had here on the east coast on December 19, 2009. Click on any of them to see them full-sized.

Official snowfall at the Philadelphia airport was 23.3 inches. Since the yearly average for us is 19 inches, that means we got an entire year's worth of snow on Saturday.

Total by me was around 16-18 inches. It was hard to tell, since the strong winds made big drifts in some areas, and scoured down the accumulation on other surfaces. The buried lawn chair was in a reasonably sheltered area, and I'm going by that.
















I've also included a couple of videos down at the bottom. Enjoy.

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Connor and Nick shoveling some snow:

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Connor and Meegan shoveling some more snow:


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Monday, August 3, 2009

A River Runs Through It

Heavy rains in Philadelphia over the weekend (click to enlarge):


Fortunately, we had no appreciable water in our basement, but our neighbors had to do a fair amount of mopping. A mud slide downtown closed one of the major arteries in center city.

Today was bright and sunny. Go figure.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Service with a smile

Served as council-person-in-charge at church today. Torrential rains caused drips from the roof onto the pews during all three services.

Time for a building campaign, I think...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Making plans

I'm looking forward to the camping & float trip this summer.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Not much

Not a lot going on here, but not quite zero.

Swine flu is not a big deal, BTW.