“Oh, you gotta be kidding me…”

When I let TB out for a pee this morning it was just starting to snow. Today’s forecast was/is “periods of sun and clouds, some showers.” And I hope it’s no lie about that “sun” thing, because…


Do you want dead batteries, Murphy? Because this is how you get dead batteries…


Here comes the mud again.

Glad I brought my boots inside yesterday evening…


I’d go back to bed and try to forget it’s all happening, except I already did that and woke to this nice surprise. Yeah, I know the rest of you have been living in an unrelenting deepfreeze for months now and wish I’d stop whinging. But I’m a desert rat! I’m privileged, damn it, and I was promised an arid environment! Arid!

Stupid Greta Thornberg. Thunberg. Whatever.

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8 Responses to “Oh, you gotta be kidding me…”

  1. Welcome to winter. Local forecast “Sunday 23 Snow 100% 32°” . But we’re not the desert. Darn I don’t miss solar panels and batteries.

  2. Kentucky says:

    Are you able to go “no electricity” for a while? Granted, we’d miss your daily blogging, but we’d understand.

  3. TK421a says:

    Dang, it’s just not fair Joel, you live in a desert where it’s supposed to be hot and arid, This reality thing is just BS. 🙂 On the plus side, at least you’re not whining about global warming or climate change or whatever they’re calling it this week.

  4. Joel says:

    Are you able to go “no electricity” for a while?

    Oh god yes. I haven’t needed to for years because of improvements in the system, so I’ll have to go through the changes that come of having lived in the 21st century for a while, but I certainly can.

    Of course what most people do when their solar panels won’t sufficiently charge their batteries is start their back-up generator. And I do tend to forget, since I’ve never used it for this purpose, that I do have a generator now.

  5. Tam says:

    It’s been another warm-ish (relatively speaking, of course) and largely snow-free winter here in Indy, actually.

  6. Beans says:

    Yes, yes you do have a backup generator. And non-electric heat. And probably some non-electric lanterns, right?

    Good reason to stay in bed and read a book. Or sleep.

  7. Paul B says:

    Sound like you need to add some wind generation to the mix.

  8. John in Philly says:

    If only there was some way to convert political hot air directly to electricity.

    I’m fairly confident that my buying a new snowthrower a couple of years ago has guaranteed that Philly will have snow free winters for some time.
    It worked that way for three years when we bought the first snowthrower thirty years or so ago.

To the stake with the heretic!