Um, it’s November!

snow in November

So, somebody needs to get a message to Old Man Winter. He isn’t supposed to show up for another month.

Last night we got hammered. Hammered – in November.

It’s freaking November and schools are closed because of snow.

In November!

Sure, on occasion, we get November snow here in Central New York. But it’s usually a dusting that is gone by the next day.

And don’t give me that, “But Dianny! It’s sooooooo pretty!”

Sure it’s pretty … in January!

When I came downstairs this morning, I looked out the front window and saw at the end of my driveway, a car stuck in the snow in the middle of the street. It’s been there for hours. I guess the owner, flipped on the hazards and walked home. Clearly he’s from the “I just don’t want to deal with this right now” school of thought.

Ten minutes ago, a neighbor across the street pulled out of her driveway and proceeded to get stuck on the street as well. So when and if the plows do finally make it to my street, they won’t be able to plow it.

Excellent! (She said sarcastically as she bitterly thought of having to go outside and shovel)

These are scenes one ordinarily expects in January — not freaking November!!!

I know, quit your carping, Dianny!

But I hadn’t even finished mowing and clearing the leaves in my backyard. Now it looks like that will have to wait until Spring.

If we get a Spring. At this point, who knows?

If you’re going to get a snowstorm in the middle of November, who’s to say you’ll get Spring when April rolls around?

Okay. Now that I’ve vented, I will finish my coffee and go outside for the next hour or so to shovel.

In November.

Read all about the genius who left his car stuck in the street in Part Two: Ernest Gets His Car Unstuck.

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14 thoughts on “Um, it’s November!

  • November 16, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Damn that global warming!

  • November 16, 2018 at 10:13 am

    When I was a kid in the early 60s, we often had snow by & on Thanksgiving. I can remember several Christmases with fresh snow.

    • November 16, 2018 at 10:19 am

      Yeah, here in CNY we do get occasional snow in November. But never a foot all at once. And because the ground isn’t frozen, the snow weighs a TON. It took me an hour to shovel just the driveway and front walk. I still have to do around Vader (my car). But my Lupus-ravaged body ran out of steam.

      • November 16, 2018 at 11:15 am

        It’s winter, Dianny. It does that. Winter sucks.

        Look at it this way. Only 120 days until spring.


        1. Alcohol or recreational drugs, liberally applied.
        2. Medically induced coma.
        3. Death.
        4. Shake your fist at God. Or Trump, depending on your political proclivities.
        5. Blame climate scientists for causing this anomaly and rue the day they created climate change.
        6. Start shoveling like everybody else.

        • November 16, 2018 at 11:30 am

          Winter? You mean the season that starts six weeks from now?

  • November 16, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Hang in there Dianny, snow will soon be a thing of the past! Ice sheets will be gone, and it will be toasty all year ’round. -ManBearPig

  • November 16, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Stop whining NY boy. I live in Hayward, WI
    Nobody expects spring until May.
    I fear with global cooling taking hold, we won’t get the ice off the lakes in time for fishing season next May 15th. ?

    • November 16, 2018 at 12:46 pm

      I’m a girl … with Lupus. Shoveling heavy snow with Lupus is the pain equivalent of jumping up and down for a half hour on two broken feet. But I’ll forgive you being a dick. You didn’t even know I was a girl, so I doubt you know I suffer from Lupus.

      • November 16, 2018 at 5:46 pm

        Oops. I was just doing a little interstate teasing. I meant no offense. We tend to rib each other about our winters up here. And I should have remembered the Lupus thing. I damp near lost a foot to diabetes last winter.
        My apologies.

        • November 16, 2018 at 5:54 pm

          No worries. I fully admit I’m feeling overly bitchy today. Spending the entire day shoveling does that to me. So I should apologize for lashing out like a menopausal librarian in the midst of a hot-flash.

          • November 16, 2018 at 6:18 pm

            It’s all good then. If you ever want a fishing trip, maybe we can show you some of our lakes ?

  • November 16, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    I am in agreement with you, Dianny. We had so much unusual heat and rain this summer and now it seems only a week of nice autumn weather passed before cold temps arrived — and yesterday I woke up to everything covered with ice. When oh when will I be able to sit outside in decent weather??

  • November 16, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    My condolences on your early snow. Here in the S.F. Bay Area we haven’t had breathable air for over a week. California is burning all around, 60 some already perished, hundreds still missing, the misery is off the charts. With great suffering comes extraordinary acts of compassion, but we sure could use just a little bit of that snow of yours.

  • November 17, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Dianny, if I could, I would shovel every damn speck of snow off your driveway for you.
    I consider it good cardio. ?

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