Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Good Thing We Went Yesterday

April 20, 2009, Sacramento sets a record temperature of 94 degrees. April 20, 2010, Beautiful Volcano, California (up on Shakeridge, we're 1000 feet higher than downtown Volcano, all one street of it) gets 3 1/2 inches of snow. Where's the justice.

Note to self, don't stand under a tree full of melting snow. Could be a hazard to your health.

Yesterday we were in long sleeve tee-shirts (for sun protection), hats (for bald head protection, both of us), and sun glasses. This morning at 1030, I'm brushing snow off the satellite dish so I can get TV reception to find out why it's snowing at 3200 ft, not 4000 ft as predicted and then shoveling snow off the deck so I can get out.

OK, it's probably my fault. I left the ladder (to get to the satellite dish on the roof and brush off the snow), the snow shovel, and ice salt on the front porch. Oh, and the brush I use to clean the snow off the cars so I can get the doors open without having a seat full of snow. You know, this stuff is not like the powdery stuff they get back East. This is known as Sierra Cement. Seems like it's 99% water. HEAVY.

Now, 1:05 pm and the sun is shining, the roads are clear and the trees have dropped most of the snow. We've got rivers of snow melt running down the roads and the pond is almost full again. Can you tell I'm done with Winter? OK enough whining...................

Sorry, I just ran outside. Thought I saw a flower on the Dogwood. Nope, clumps of snow. Guess we're not done yet. Got to be something to that legend.

Till the next time.

Mark (Shoreman)


  1. Gotta love the weather. A common saying when living on small islands in the middle of the ocean, "If you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes and try again". Lately for us it has been rain, rain, and more rain.

  2. Brushing of the snow from dish tv antenna will give clear reception.

  3. Yes Chankansin, it was Dish Network. Once the snow was off, satellite reception was re-established.


  4. Mark, as I set here typing this comment it is raining outside my window. I am supposed to have a good chance of snow tomorrow. I hear ya' buddy. Dadgumwinterblah's!

  5. I feel for ya, this Winter was long for me and we're in the clear now.

    Hope it passes for ya soon Mark