Friday, February 14, 2014

The Day After

I'll need a Sherpa if I want to go get a sandwich!

Subway  is open, but opened late.  The guys have been digging access tunnels from street to store.

Looking west from my steps...

...and looking East.
Aaaand, another advisory from 11PM tonight till 4PM tomorrow.  Another 2"to 4"predicted.  Like we need it.  Guess I'm having a "white"birthday.

Oh. Yay. Whoopie.  Woo. Hoo.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

2-13 About 10 AM Update @ 1:25 pm, Again @ 9 PM

Update II 9 PM:

Zero traffic. Windy and snowing.  More to come.

Update 1:25 PM

Drift by the fence:

Stairs?  What stairs??


View out the back window, facing South. About a 3 foot drift on the roof outside:


Even Subway is closed:

In the 20s.  Very quiet...only the occasional vehicle goes by.  Most of those are big rigs.  Got a ping that the library is closed.    Snow is coming down steadily but not heavy.

Chili is on "Warm" (heh).  We are all in my bedroom, staying warm.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hunkering Down

The local forecast is not cheerful.  Here's the map:

I'm just about right between the "York" label and the minus sign in the "9 - 12""

Prepped, tho:

Crock Pot of Beef Chili Simmering

Cast Iron Skillet o' (Yankee) Cornbread

Dishes Washing
Laundry is going, and trash and recycling are out.  Friday is pick up day, but who knows exactly when they will pick up and I don't want to slog the stuff out thru shin-deep snow.  Taking a cue from many of the neighbors, who have their items out!

Still a few inches of snow (and ice) on the ground from the last go-round, so we're going to be Well Under It.  No salt to be had anywhere, even from the big box stores in York.

As the sign said" "Whoever has been praying for snow, good job."

Now, please.  Stop.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Customer Service 101 (Updated!)

Update:   One of the replacement DVDs arrived in yesterday's mail.  Looking worse off that the one pictured below.  I called, and they are going to sent out Yet Another Copy of "Tesla, Master of Lightning".  I'm wondering if I will ever get to watch it.  And more extra DVDs are supposed to be on the way!

I just received the second in a row busted DVD from Netflix today.  Like the previous one, it was almost cracked in half, from the center out to one edge (I finished the job to put it out of its misery!):

Since it was the second in a row, I gave them a call.  I told the nice young man what the problem was, and gave him my account information.  We agreed that the problem could be anywhere, and also agreed that it sounded like some handling equipment that was out of whack.  So, their job now is to figure out where the out of whack machine is, and get it fixed!

He asked me to call them directly if it happens again.  That way, they can get more info than the on-line form provides ("It's broken", basically).

And for my trouble, he is sending out an extra DVD.  (He also hinted that if I were to call again, I could probably get another extra DVD!)

As such things go, that was pleasant.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wednesday A.M.

The iceman hath been on and gone!

The Juniper, under sticky snow covered with ice.

The Blazer...



Out the office window...


And that's the local weather report.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Happy Morning After!!

WGAL has some pretty good local pictures on line, and I decided to take some of my own when I went out this afternoon.

The Juniper tree

My Blazer

Looking out to Main Street

Roof Snow Accumulation

News guy finishing photo shoot of PA 24 and PA 74 intersection in downtown Red Lion

The Beer Store was pretty well picked over.  (Something about a football game??)  And no delivery today, either.  The craft beer aisle seems to have been hit the hardest!

Not as much gone as I thought..., either.

However, the "Light" beer end caps are no more.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Yet Another Blog!

My daughter has the genealogy bug, and I have been scanning photos and documents for to use in her research.  I plan on writing them all off to disc, and then thought "Why not a Tumblr page for her to use?"  I can get the pictures to her, and add notes and comments to explain what each one is about.

New tab for the site - "Leelu's Tumblr" at the top.  A bit thin right now, but More To Come!