How much snow did you get, Jay? - Jay Maynard

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Saturday, 19 March 2005


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1353 - How much snow did you get, Jay?

Fairmont reported 14 inches of snow Friday. Not as much as the 21 inches Kiester, MN (about 30 miles east of here) got, which was a single-day record for Minnesota, but still quite a bit.

I didn't open the front door, because... Note the snow on the porch railing, and how far up it's piled, as well as how far it's piled up against the storm door.
Snow on the front porch

A tree in our front yard.
Snow in a tree

I was a nice guy and used the snowblower on the little old lady across the street's driveway. I damn sure wouldn't want to have to do this one by hand with that much snow piled up.
Snow-free driveway across the street

...but I'm even happier I'm not the owner of this Pontiac Grand Am.
Snowed-in Grand Am

It piled up in back, too. Paul shoveled out this bit in front of the door to the porch behind our garage.
Snow up against the back porch

I didn't know snow would do this, but as you can see, it's hanging over the edge of our garage roof.
Snowy overhang on the garage

current mood: [mood icon] cold

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From:bronxelf_ag001
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Dude. That's just a fuck ton of snow.

Thank GOODNESS spring is almost here.
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From:foolscap001
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I had to go look it up...evidently there was a judge prominent in the history of Faribault County, one Judge Kiester...the town is named for him, as are the ("I am not making this up"--Dave Barry) "rolling Kiester Hills" on which the town is built.

I'm very glad that His Honor is before my time; were I ever up before him, my inability to keep a straight face would land me in a cell for contempt of court so fast my head would spin.
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From:jmaynard
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Kiester became famous during Ronald Reagan's first term, when he made some comment with "keister" having its more usual meaning - and the folks there rose up in outrage. He sent a letter of apology, and later even made a campaign stop there.
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From:shellbellbunny
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Wow.. that's soo awesome. It doesn't really snow in Cali, so in my opinion, Snow rocks! (only cause I don't have to deal with it) tehehehe Did you go outside & play in it? :)

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