Charles, my sister and brother-in-law live north of Virginia on Hartly Lake, closer to international Falls MN. Haven't heard from them in a few weeks now. Probably buried under 20' of the stuff somewhere.
OK Steve, don't fall off the ladder while trimming the dead palms off. Sun's a lot brighter up north here when it reflects off the snow. Gotta wear the sun block and shades every day otherwise when I walk inside a person can't see sh....
Jim, I AM WITH YOU. I told Sandy yesterday that I was not going outside because anything I did I would have to redo when this passes.
It's 7 am and I am 50 miles north of McKenny VA in a town called Varina. We had no rain but the sleet has started a couple of minutes ago. Fun, fun, fun.
Talked to my brother up in eastern Iowa last night, they've been without water at their house for two weeks! Seems the 48" deep frost line code just isn't enough this year, his main water line is frozen somewhere out near the street up under his driveway. (Seems to be happening to a lot of folks around that area this year as well.)
He got a pro to come by and help sending a smaller tube out the main line with boiling hot water pumping thru it, but only got 40' out of the 60' run to the street. Seems the line has collapsed from frost heave or something, gotta wait for the spring thaw to dig it up or the expense would be double the normal rate!
Mark, be glad it's just a frozen water line. Last night my son got back from a week in Mexico to find that his sewer drain is froze up. YUP, flushing backed up into the bathtub.
I was in Marquette Mich. early this morning and snapped this picture of lake Superior, frozen solid all the way to Canada. -24 air temp, not the chill factor.