(Closed) State of emergency (STIR CRAZY)..

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
851 posts
Busy bee

Not snowed in, but it’s just cray down there! 

I have a friend who grew up here in Michigan, so he knows how to drive in snow and has a four wheel drive car and he’s spent his day off helping stranded passengers, getting food for neighbors, etc. They live in Georgia where they got ice that frozen and then was snowed on — and since their entire highway system for the most part is elevated, it’s a skating rink. 

Even up here we got probably 10 inches in the past week and people who should know better are driving like maniacs and endangering others. 

Post # 5
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Lol sorry, I live in Alberta, Canada so I don’t feel your pain when it comes to being stuck inside. I wish I wasn’t freezing my butt off now at my office… I’d love to be at home curled up in a blanket right now. We have snow October – April (and sometimes in May). I wish I lived in your city!!!

I think it’s smart that some people realize that trying to drive in conditions you’re not used to is stupid. Stay put if you can. I guess I grew up with the snow so I don’t get what the big deal is… we drive on snow for half the year. You just need to go slower and brake earlier… those are the two big things to remember.

Post # 6
1473 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Merinda1994:  not snowed in, but the temps were too cold for public schools to be open so I’m at home. theyve been closed for a week now so it isn’t like I even have any lesson plans to do or anything, I did them the last 3 snow days.

It’s supposed to be 30 tomorrow and to be honest, I’m pretty excited to go back. I miss the kid and it’s 5pm here and I still haven’t showered or changed out of my pjs…

Post # 7
7437 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

NC way overreacts to a little bit of snow.

Post # 8
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I can drive perfectly well in a driving rain but give me snow or sleet or black ice and I am doomed to die in a fiery crash.  I haven’t seen “snow” in Florida since I was a kid in 1989 in Jax, FL.  I moved further South to stay away from it and so far I’ve been successful.

Post # 9
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m not trying to take a dig at the south as I grew up in Michigan myself.  I just cannot wrap my head around 2 inches causing such a mess.

I understand but it’s just so weird to hear.

Post # 10
10589 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

What’s the point of the state of emergency?  I get the advice for people to stay off the roads.  Here, usually states of emergency are called because outside resources need to be brought in, or more power is needed for things to be legally done.  From what I’ve seen the biggest issue is just bad roads and people not being able to deal with that.

Post # 11
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Pick a show to marathon on Netflix, make some hot chocolate, and cuddle up under a blanket.  I wish I got snow days!

Post # 12
506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@canarydiamond:  for us down here in Nola the big thing is we all have summer tires and aren’t accustomed to it. I think most people way over reacted and I’m so looking forward to normal weather for the rest of the week lol



@Merinda1994:  I’m peeved because I’m not getting any vacation days right now, but since the entire state is shut down it’s really hard to do my job :/

Post # 14
727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Merinda1994:  I guess it would be really strange to get snow and ice when no one in your area is used to it.  I find even in Eastern Ontario where we get tons of snow and freezing rain, even some locals seem to forget how to drive in it once winter hits.  That is strange to me seeing as we get weather like that usually from November – March (sometimes earlier, sometimes later).  And nothing shuts down or anything, aside from school busses sometimes being cancelled (school is still open though, you just have to get the kids there on your own).  So hearing about people stuck inside and not going to work and stuff seems so strange.

I think if I were there, I would be most frustrated knowing that I could drive in it just fine, but I would have issues going anywhere for fear of everyone else.  I guess your fiance feels that way!

Sit back and relax.  Sleep in and have a movie marathon.  I totally miss snow days.

Post # 15
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re just a little bit north of you in Va Beach… we have 11 inches. Can’t get out of our parking lot. 🙁 I’m supposed to go to work tomorrow but my car won’t be able to drive (it sits too low) & the transit buses are not running either. Don’t know how I’m going to get there :-/

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