It's a sad day here in Illini Nation today. A part of most Central Illinoians has been "retired". Freakin sucks. I can go on and on and on and on about the bull shit over this the past few years. But I won't. Doesn't do any good. I just hope Steven Kaufmann and all his people are freakin happy tonight. What the hell are we gonna do at halftime of football and basketball games from now on? The 3 in 1 just won't ever be the same. More fly dogs during basketball season I guess. I feel like a part of me has died.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
I dug thru a glacier this morning. I swear it was anyway. Felt like it when I was done. After 4 hours of digging I still wasn't at the road yet. This sucker engulfed my car and went all the way to the road. 2 1/2 feet to 4 feet deep. The whole stinkin way to the street. Hard packed snow. Not the easy fluffy powdery snow. Of course not. So I dug for 4 hours and still had 2 tons of snow left before i was able to break free to the street. This was the hard snow plow remnant snow. All big ass chunks of ice. Thought I was gonna die. A backhoe came by, I smiled at they guy, pointed at what i had left to scoop, and the guy backed up, and in 10 seconds he took out the rest of the glacier. It would have taken me at least an hour more to finish that. Thanks buddy!
C/U got 13.5 inches of snow and at times we had 58 mph winds. It sucked last night. It's day's like yesterday that i wonder what the hell i was thinking when i moved back from Florida!
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Damn it's been freakin cold outside the past couple weeks. We've all been spoiled around here cause it really hasn't been that bad. Global warming I guess. But Mother Nature has a way of slapping us in the face and saying "PSYCH"! 6am this morning I'm trying to dig myself out of the driveway to go over to a friends and dig myself into her driveway to let the dog out for her and take her to doc. Takes me an hour to get out of mine. By the time I get to the end of the driveway it had almost blown shut again. This with only 7 inches of snow. I go over to friends, spend an hour over there digging and find out the doctor's appt cancelled. Lovely. So what else do ya do during a blizzard? Go drive around town of course! Streets in Urbana weren't too bad but once ya passed Wright street and get into Champaign my car was freakin bottoming out in the snow. Almost lost it once. Fun shit tho. Drive by my house a couple times to scope out the drifts. 1st time by was bad. 45 minutes later i drive by. Freakin nasty! I drop friend back home, take the dog out 1 more time and head home. Can't get in driveway so i park across the street. the drifts were 3 feet tall. Shit. Took me over an hour this time and that with help from the neighbor that disappeared before I got to thank him. So neighbor of mine to the east...THANKS! Got in the house and called 2nd job to tell them i wasn't coming in and i've been here since. I love to hibernate in the house over the weekends but i have an option to leave if i want to. Today drove me crazy! Bored! So i looked outside around 6 tonight. My drive is covered by 1 solid 4 foot deep drift starting at the street and ending at the windshield wipers of my car. The hood of my car is not visible. This is not a good thing when i need to get to work by 6am tomorrow. Today was the first snow day i've had since the Valentine's Day ice storm of 1990. 'course i'll have to take a vacation day inorder to get paid for it. Only got 1/2 day vacation left now. Might have to work on Saturday. that sucks