What was that about global warming?

Blanket of ice: U.S. shivers as 49 of 50 states are hit by snow storms

Florida has so far escaped the snow and the Seattle area has seen quite a bit of it (which is quite unusual).

The White Stuff on the Side of the Road…

Is a freaking clue.  Today there was a 52 car pile up in Virginia, the cause, less than an inch of snow.  When temperatures are near freezing, when snow is falling, even if it appears that the roads may not be slick, ice can be there.  The wife rolled the explorer a year ago when it was 40 degrees out and it had rained the previous night.  Black ice has no mercy.  If you are driving in the white stuff, just because the speed limit says 65, doesn’t mean you should be doing 65.  I also learned this the hard way, though I wasn’t even trying to do the speed limit in my incident.

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

Winter on the Palouse

Winter arrived for me and the wife just prior to Thanksgiving this year and has yet to leave. This past Thursday we had yet another significant snow fall but with the catch of high winds. This resulted in much of my yard being devoid of snow, yet my drive way and sidewalks in decently sized drifts.

Yes that snow next to the truck is up to the running board. Opening the door caused snow to be scraped off the top of the drift. Clearing the driveway was fun because the drifts were big enough to have to be slowly cut off.

I will say though, that 44 inch blower for the lawn tractor thus far has been a life saver. When I get to the far side of the driveway it actually takes a couple passes because it’s so deep as well. While yes, the snow can be annoying, I am willing to put up with it for the following couple reasons.

There’s some more of the senic pictures I took today here.

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

Winter Storms

Evidently there are some in my family who don’t believe that the Palouse is/has been buried under snow for the past couple weeks. Well, considering I spent three hours re-clearing my driveway and sidewalks yesterday, and it’s been a daily chore I say BS.

I took some pictures of my truck.

I removed about 12 inches of snow from the entrance to our driveway, the night before I had it nice and level with the road. My truck had packed down the snow so I had a comfortable parking spot. The cut for the walkway doesn’t look as deep because that was the first set of cuts down the middle. Where it had previously been cleaned. It was about another 6 inches in the driveway which was shielded by vehicles. In front there was about 12 inches. I would say it was blowing in from the south.

As you can see my project for today is digging out my truck. Thankfully it’s about 40 degrees so some of its melting off. Please note, the night before my truck was completely clear, that’s what I drive to work and I used it to pack down the snow in front of the driveway.

 

This is my upstairs neighbors deck. You can still see where I stepped to go up one time to ask him if his reception came back on his dish. The steps have just meshed into one. The Palouse got a white Christmas, and HOW!

Now for another pretty shot…

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

Merry Christmas

I’ve been busy lately, and finally got a little of a break this afternoon after clearing out my driveway and sidewalks. It’s supposed to begin dumping this afternoon again just in time for my birthday. I guess hell decided 25 years later to freeze over again.

Here’s a picture from my front yard to wish everyone a merry Christmas from the Palouse.


Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.