So, we went north to welcome the latest family member, Mason.
|Kelly and Mason. Mommy and Son|
|Amazing how quick it all comes back to you. |
Seems like yesterday I held the girls in my arms.
|Take me sailing Grandpa! This was taken right|
after he tied a perfect bowline.
When we started up north we were cruising just fine until we hit Pennsylvania. Just north of Williamsport we hit the "polar vortex". We were down to one lane and behind an extreme line of cars in the only plowed lane, doing about 20 mph. The line was so long I could not see the head vehicle. A few cars popped out into the snow lane to pass but ended up popping back in, usually in front of me. After about a half hour of this and several impatient semi's passing us at 70 mph I thought I would give it a whirl. Hell I've been driving in this shit all my life so let's go for it. The wide eyes to my right were funny as we left a rooster tail of snow in the left lane, passing everyone. We got to the head of the line to see a Dodge Ram truck with those double wheels in the back going slow as can be and enjoying his wonderful day. Son of a... We passed the clown and got in front, doing 60 mph all the way home. We wondered if all those losers were still out there behind old MacDonald.
Not sure why everyone is so worked up these days about the weather. Polar Vortex? Geez. We used to play ice hockey outside in worse than this and drive all over the place in rear wheel drive cars. We're turning into a bunch of pansies.
This was a storm. Blizzard of '77 Buffalo NY. Polar Vortex my ass.
|The army dropped on of these babies in our neighborhood|
by helicopter. It found a car under the snow.
Debra and I are relaxing a little. Deb has a cold and I'm just sleepy. We had a few stress filled weeks of waiting and worrying so now we need to recover a bit. This week we are getting ready to be underway again. Deb is retiring in about ten days and we will prep the boat for some CRUISING!!! Yep, Deb is RETIRING!
It's time to go.