Looks like this blizzard is going to take the record in the Baltimore area

by CynthiaYockey on February 6, 2010

I am sorry I haven’t posted or approved — or read — comments for a few days. I had to dig out of about six inches of snow on Wednesday and take my father for a routine medical appointment and do errands. Then I stayed up most of the night watching over him because there was a chance he would need my assistance. And then I spent Thursday and Friday preparing for the blizzard that is blanketing the mid-Atlantic region in snow.

Also, I wanted to be less enraged with Gay Patriot West, aka Daniel Blatt, and have several hours clear in order to write the sequence of posts I need to write in order to explain my position and then approve and answer comments. I may not have that block of time for a few more days due to the blizzard. The snow looks like it is going to break the record at Thurgood Marshall-BWI airport of 28.2 inches that was set in 2003.

I’m going to be spending the rest of the daylight hours clearing the snow on our walkway and driveway. It looks like it’s at least 30 inches in spots and it’s wet at the bottom. The night temperatures for the next several days will be in the teens, so that slush will turn to ice if I don’t get it cleared. And I just got a robo-call from the county saying we could get up to eight inches more snow before the storm ends. If you want to pray for us, I welcome that. Please God let the electricity stay on — we both sleep with respirators for obstructive sleep apnea — and let the roof hold.

I did see a comment in my comment queue from Daniel calling me passive-aggressive for declaring war on him publicly without trying to persuade him behind-the-scenes to change his ways. No, no, no! I am 100 percent aggressive! I’ve already punksmacked him a few times over the course of the last year and seen no sign of improvement. Daniel has made Gay Patriot the safest place on the Internet to get your gay-hate on, and he regularly pronounces his benedictions over hatred toward gays. No one in the conservative blogosphere has to denounce homosexuals — all they have to do is wait a few minutes for Daniel’s post or column and then link it. The way I see it, Daniel is doing more than practically anyone else to destroy any chance homosexuals have of equality in America — and I consider that a form of genocide, even if it is a very slow-motion one and if it’s not affecting you then you will find that word much too extreme. I saw no reason to believe that back-channel communications with Daniel would alter his attitude or behavior. So I decided to make an example of him.

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  • I pray to God nothing serious happens. BTW, I’ve finally got my own CPAP, too. Thank you for your guidance.
    .-= Dr. sipmac´s last blog ..Did America waste $5 billion in Colombia? =-.

    • Dr. Sipmac,

      Well done on getting your CPAP machine! You’re welcome!

      Cynthia

  • We had a record setting blizzard down here, back in the mid ’70s. The snow drifted up to six inches. Oh well, you don’t have our summers where it’s still in the mid-90s at two in the morning.

    Seriously, I’ll say a prayer for you and yours, as well as everyone else up there. I worry about the power, I think it was last upgraded by Thomas Edison.

  • Mark J. Koenig

    Cynthia – so glad to see you are OK. I was getting worried about you, and even asked D.S. at Newsreal about you today, wondering if he had heard from you. My prayers are sent for you and your Dad, sweetie. And as for this post regarding Daniel, all I have to say to you is: YOU GO, GIRL!!!

  • Stinky

    I hope all is well. After digging out last Saturday, and then this past Wednesday, my husband and I just dug out of 28 inches of snow – and that was where there were no snow drifts! In some places, the drifts were over three feet high. Our house is right next to the neighborhoods favorite sledding run, so I’ve been entertaining myself watching everyone slide down the hill. We were blessed not to have lost power for an extended period of time, but the constant flickering on and off seems to have blown out our TV. Good thing we don’t care about the Superbowl!

    That was a long way of getting to the point, which is that even in the DC area, a backup generator might be a very good thing in which to invest, don’t you think? We get snow and ice, and then vicious thunderstorms in the summer. It’s bad enough when you have freezers and refrigerators that have to be powered, but when your life and health depend on it too. it might be worth looking into. We are, and it is a more complicated subject than I anticipated. I really hope all is well with you and your dad.

    • Stinky,

      Yes, I see the wisdom of a back-up generator — AND a two-stage snow blower! I have to figure out how to make money online so we can afford them. I’m just now feeling well enough to get back to my projects for making money and this blog. (Hit the tip jar!)

      Cynthia

  • I want to see if this gets through — my ISP is blackholed in a couple of places. If it does, I have a (true) story for you, about gay marriage, “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”, and Southern Fundamentalists. I’ll check back from time to time, but if you’re interested, the email above works.

    Regards,
    Ric
    .-= Ric Locke´s last blog ..Price and Value =-.

  • Banzel

    Fallen snow is almost all air and is one of the best insulators there is. Leave the snow-cover where it is if you don’t want the slushy part near the ground to freeze.

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