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Snowpocalypse

The blizzard outside is absolutely astonishing. For a while there, snow was falling up. Offhand, I'd say we have about six or seven inches right now, and the storm isn't due to let up until tomorrow afternoon. The public schools are closing tomorrow; they haven't had a snow day in years. It's a real storm, too; we had quite a bit of what rhobike called "thundersnowing." Large swaths of Lake Shore Drive are closed, but I'm glad to hear that lcohen made it home before that happened.

School just sent around an e-mail saying that the campus shuttle service shut down at 9 on account of several accidents, but there are still people trapped in campus buildings. Looks like they'll have to stay there overnight.

How's everyone else doing with your various storms?

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meggins
Feb. 3rd, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
Pony, I'm a bit embarassed to say our temp hit 70 today (but it's now plummeting back into the 30's). We are pretty much below the storm, which is a good thing because if people in Chicago and NYC are having trouble coping, people here would probably die outright of shock.

I was listening on the radio and heard something about truckers trapped at a truck stop--over 200 rigs. (I think this was in Ohio or Indiana.)

Hoping you are warm and well-supplied and that there are no power failures.
frenchpony
Feb. 3rd, 2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
No power failures in my neighborhood, and being on the top floor of a steam-heated building does have advantages as far as heat goes! Which is a good thing, because today we get the Deep Freeze.
meggins
Feb. 13th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
Steam heating. Wow. That's something you just wouldn't find around here. (It's all pretty much electric, gas, or oil here.) How does cooling work out in the summer?
frenchpony
Feb. 13th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
Um . . . it doesn't, really. The boilers go off around March or April, and then the place gets really really hot in the summer. I have box fans, and I keep windows open. And I go to air-conditioned libraries and movies.
meggins
Feb. 16th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks for a tactful answer to my senior moment. I actually do know that you don't use steam to cool buildings. (Maybe in some steampunk fantasies?) What I meant to ask--and you managed to answer even though I didn't qute ask it--is what kind of setup do you have for summer.

It is as I feared. No A/C. I remember being shocked when we visited my husband's grandmother in the Pittsburgh area. Not only was her apartment not air-conditioned, neither was the pizza joint we went to the first night we were in town.

Then again, you have a shorter summer and lower humidity than we do. There's a reason everything moved very slowly in the South pre0air conditioning. It would have bordered on suicidal to do otherwise in the summertime.
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