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As a reminder, I'm in extreme west Ypsilanti, MI, basically just south of the Ann Arbor/Ypsi border. At this writing, I have about 4" of snow on the porch. I just spoke with my sister, NW corner of Ann Arbor, and they've been shoveling all day -- sounds like at least a foot.

In other words, highly variable amounts of actual snowfall, but a decent amount no matter where you are. And the cold is comin' tomorrow.

I don't have to go anywhere, and I'm not planning to. As long as the power stays on, I'm great. And I've only had it go out for more than a few minutes twice since I moved in here five-and-a-half years ago. (I love underground power cables. The only time we have a serious outage is when the cables leading into the complex go down. Although there was the one time a transformer loudly blew, the next block over....)

How is it where you are, and how are you holding up? More importantly, do you need any assistance that someone online could provide?

ETA: A total of about 7" here. Shifting winds and who knows what other factors meant we (Ann Arbor/SE Michigan) got hit with between six and thirteen inches, depending on where you are. Thankfully, the same kids who took care of my porch last week just got done clearing it again, so I'm officially ready for any damn thing.

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Date: 2014-01-05 11:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] the_rck
When we went out about 4:00, we seemed to have about six inches. I imagine there's been more in the last three hours. We're staying in (we only went out earlier because we had to take Cordelia's friend home. Her parents won't let her spend the night).

Scott has to be at work in Westland by 6:15 tomorrow morning. He only gets two call in days every six months, so he really doesn't want to have to use one. They won't cancel, no matter what, so his options are limited.

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Date: 2014-01-06 06:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] the_rck
Scott had to go in. He e-mailed us from his phone to let us know he'd arrived safely, and when he called a few minutes ago, he told me that the roads weren't bad once he got out of the driveway and off of our street (our street is a little, two block long thing that may or may not end up getting plowed). I can't evaluate what Scott means by 'not bad.' He might be trying to reassure me, or it might be that our car, which is good in the snow, did well enough to make him think things were better than other people, in different cars, would think they were.

He takes 14 to Ford Rd, I believe, if that means anything to you.


Date: 2014-01-06 09:19 am (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Still stoking the fire here in
central Illinois. The drift outside
our main door is hip-deep. Hopefully
another door will be more usable
when it comes time to start shoveling.

Stay safe, bro.

Re: Well...

Date: 2014-01-06 06:57 pm (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
We're humped. I looked out this
morning. The porch drift is still
only about hip-deep which is pesky
but diggable.

I can see a piece of window under
the drift that has engulfed the
car, and our driveway is lengthy.
So we are going all kinds of nowhere
for the foreseeable future. It's
okay because we didn't plan to leave
until Wednesday at the earliest,
but I have no idea how we're going
to clear the car and the driveway.

Ah well. It's not like this amount
of snow is abnormal. When I was
little, we used to build a snowcave
behind the garage every winter. It's
just been decades since I've seen
snow this deep.

Re: Well...

Date: 2014-01-07 05:24 pm (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
We have a few ideas we can try for
getting out in the world.

Meanwhile it's less cold today, so
we're not running the woodstove at
the moment, and I have a Poetry
Fishbowl today on "It seemed like
a good idea at the time."

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