01-27-2010, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by HollyinWA
Even though I hate power outages, I love wicked weather. LOL I am from San Diego (mountain area, though part of my life there), and even people that are from this area (Spokane County) sweated over last winter. I was thinking, "this is the way winter should be". We had a BIG winter last winter. It was a pain I have to admit to have to get on the barn roof a few times to push the snow off, non-ending snow to push, and we did have some ice damming that caused leakage in our window frames....not a good thing in our house....beautiful cherry wood inside. This winter is whimpy. Drives me nuts! I love thunder, lightening (except I do worry about fires in the summer -- was in a horrible fire in San Diego in 2003), wicked snow, pour down rain, etc.
People can overreact at times. There can be worries to contend with some of the natural weather extremes, but it sure beats BORING weather we had in most of San Diego.
Holly, you would have loved the winter rain storm we had blow through here last week. Heavy rains for days, accompanied by gale force winds, thunder, lightening & flooding. I went down to the beach everyday just to check out the surf. It was awesome! The waves were HUGE. Some guy even jumped off the Pier with his board just so he could say he rode a 20 footer. He said the ride was worth every cent of the fine.
During the storm I had to be out on the road quite a bit and instead of getting mad I had to laugh. You don't know bad drivers until you've been on the road with Southern Californians in the rain and based on the prior posts it seems the whole world knows how bad they are! LOL.