Tuesday, February 9, 2010

what's up the pike: one down, one to go

Twenty-five inches of snow. Forty-eight hours without power. Average temperature in my house: fifty degrees, Fahrenheit. And now, a blog post. Are you tired of snow? I am. Let's find somewhere else that wants it and we can truck it over to them.

In the meantime, here's a delayed look at what's happening, and what's happened, in East County this week. Posting may not be on schedule this week, but we'll do the best we can:

- Here's an awesome video (set to awesome music) sent to us by commenter mg, who took time-lapse video from outside their window in the Silverton before and during the storm. Note the multiple snowball fights (as I interpret the random groupings of people that appear in the street below) that erupt during the day.

- Good Eatin' discovers a new mountain range along the recently-plowed streets of the Wheaton Triangle.

- The Huffington Post ventures out to Silver Spring, where they see
"From every vantage point, you could see students, couples and young families building forts, sledding, throwing snow, eating snow, snowboarding and playing with the neighborhood kids."
Atop what parking garage or tall building can they see all of this happening?

- Your trash will get picked up a day late this week, reports What's Up, Wheaton?

- A family of eight were rescued from a home in Burtonsville after a report of carbon monoxide poisoning. Firefighters say they brought a charcoal grill inside their house to provide heat after the power went out.


whatsupwheaton said...

Good luck - the high winds come with this one so there will be more outages... fingers crossed ...

Cilla said...

Glad to see you back. You were missed and "worried over."

retgroclk said...

Your house is 50 degrees- When your sweltering in 95 drgree weather this summer- your will be hoping your house is 50 degrees.

My condo got that low and it did not bother me one bit-

My advice to everyone is geta grip- read my comments at MPW-
Do not panic.

Bob Fustero

WashingtonGardener said...

95 is no sweat and I don't even turn on my AC - sounding break great right now

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