Videocy: O, the weather outside, etc.

Why, yes, we are frightfully bored, thanks for asking. Hence the short video depicting conditions as we found them upon arising far too early this morning at El Rancho Pendejo.

These things always start as “short” projects, but by the time I’ve shot a little footage, tacked the bits together, tarted it up a tad, and then handed it over to CenturyLink and YouTube for the traditional hourlong upload — seriously, I can see every friggin’ pixel as it goes “bloop” through the pipeline — why, what we have is a couple billable hours down the loo.

Still, it beats going outside. It’s not actually all that bad out there, unless you’re a cardboard-placard engineer with offices at the corner of Windchill and Frostbite. Still, if I’m going to fall down anywhere today, I plan to do it indoors, where it’s warm.

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18 Responses to “Videocy: O, the weather outside, etc.”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    We got about four more inches of snow overnight as I discovered when manning the Shovel Brigade. But so far no windstorm.

  2. debby511 Says:

    A couple of inches overnight here, current temp at noon 19F and that’s going to be the high for the day, it looks like we go subzero tonight.

    I’m throwing logs in the wood stove as fast as I can, hoping I don’t run out before the next propane delivery, which is at least a month away. You may have heard about our little propane shortage up here.

    Winter – it’s such a Happy time of the year!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Twenty-three degrees here, with a 23-mph wind from the ENE. Hardly any accumulation at El Rancho Pendejo, but as much as five inches just down the road. The wind is playing games with the white stuff. The roads look slicker’n snot on a doorknob.

      We used to divvy between the woodstove and propane tank back in Weirdcliffe. There were more than a few days when we were really happy to see that delivery truck inching its way up our hill.

      • debby511 Says:

        So what did I see just now? The propane truck backing into my driveway! All full again and no price hike either. I think it’s a case of the squeaky wheel getting the grease. I called them a few days ago and asked about the situation.

        I can let the fire burn out tonight and have the propane heat take over. No need to get up out of bed to feed the stove!

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Stay warm Debby! Do you have any backpacking mummy bags for sleeping? Like right in front of the stove!

  3. Ira Says:

    It looks like your tolerance for nasty weather has softened a bit since your days in Ottawa. Cold and windy is what the locals call a nice day for a skate on the Rideau.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      When I was 8 years old it was all good. Didn’t matter how cold it was outside, ’cause outside nobody was hollering at me to behave and/or get out from underfoot.

      I think it was Weirdcliffe that punched my ticket as regards cold. It got stupid cold and real windy on that 8800-foot rockpile we called home. Too small a house for purposes of shambling around in circles and arguing with the voices in my head.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Ira, good day! My tolerance hasn’t softened, it evaporated. Thirty seven years in the high desert drove it right out of me. I grew up, and still have relatives, on the Wisconsin and Illinois border. I do not go back in the winter.

      • debby511 Says:

        I know exactly what you’re talking about, Patrick! This sort of weather gets old real fast. Next winter I might be going to Tucson for a couple of months.

  4. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Patrick, I love that bird attempting to make a landing on the feeder. It was like, shit, I ain’t that hungry.

  5. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Snow? I’ll take the volcanos. I think most of Etna’s snow is now covered with rocks and ash. Really weird to be up there walking on what you think are rocks on solid ground only to post-hole it through into a couple feet of snow! The first time we were up there with the students we had to yank a kid out..she was stuck!

  6. JD Dallager Says:

    Moisture in the US SW? Celebrate! 🙂

  7. khal spencer Says:

    I guess its not too soon to think about all things spring. The Fanta Se Century registration is about to open.

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