I know my mid-west and Texas friends are under snow right now, while I have dry roads for a change but it's still a disaster here on the east coast. First of all it was 5 here this morning. FIVE. Secondly, every single day when I sip coffee while listening to the local news they are talking about roof collapses. This morning they were talking about THREE - two businesses and a condo complex. Connecticut actually has ordinances in place that regulate the slant of roofs, but a lot of the collapses are happening in older buildings. The ice storm we had this week has only contributed to the problem, and tomorrow we are forecast for more snow. Additionally, is going to be heavy wet snow adding a lot more load on people's roofs. I guess it's a good thing that Mr. Helen shoveled our garage.
The city I live in has been going street by street based upon recommendations of police and the fire department setting up parking bans and actually removing the snow. It really has been crippling. You can imagine my joy when I saw the those no parking signs on a street I have to drive on every single day to get home. We live on a one way street and that road had become so narrow with people trying to park and the huge piles of snow it really was dangerous. I wish I had taken a before and after photo so you could actually see the huge difference but I didn't think to do that until last night when I saw the snow was gone.
Unfortunately, I may get the chance to show you yet because this morning, my weatherman said he can see 6 storms between now and February 20th, which prompted me to yell at the TV, "I quit Connecticut, I quit!" and Mr. Helen to yell back, "Settle down girl, you're not going anywhere." But seriously people, I just want it to
Yes, that is an actual photo from my neighborhood. Now you understand why I say it's dangerous trying to drive through intersections, much less run through them.
And why I keep using "actually" and "actual" so much I don't know... except maybe I think you won't believe me.