Jump to content
DVDVR Message Board

Recommended Posts

There's a whole bunch of fires in the general vicinity of me, including one <10 miles away, but I'm fine.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The weather is really unpredictable nowadays, I love summer but then again summer ain't fun cause it's too hot. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We got through it, but the fire was about a mile away from my house in two different directions. Same with my brother. One of my best friends had the burn line literally get within feet of his house before it was put out. It's been a ridiculous ordeal. I was on the radio for 60 hours reporting on it the week it happened. Just mass pandemonium at some points, but we got through it.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, TimLivingston said:

We got through it, but the fire was about a mile away from my house in two different directions. Same with my brother. One of my best friends had the burn line literally get within feet of his house before it was put out. It's been a ridiculous ordeal. I was on the radio for 60 hours reporting on it the week it happened. Just mass pandemonium at some points, but we got through it.

Tim,

I was watching along through FB as you posted updates here from the other side of the country and I just have to say that you were a champ, staying up, reaching out, gathering info, getting it out to the community, basically doing everything you could with the resources you had to help people in the situation. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Matt D said:

Tim,

I was watching along through FB as you posted updates here from the other side of the country and I just have to say that you were a champ, staying up, reaching out, gathering info, getting it out to the community, basically doing everything you could with the resources you had to help people in the situation. 

Thanks, Matt. There were a couple people with better first hand info than I had and so when I was on the radio, I was just relaying what I could. But yeah, it was crazy. I still haven't really come down from it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Los Angeles fires are crazy right now and I just got an emergency alert on my phone that winds are supposed to be even stronger tonight than they have been for the past two days.  It's so bad they're shutting down Universities due to the horrible air quality.  

And now a set of power lines blew down on one of my favorite hiking trails about 5 miles from my apartment and THAT has already spread and destroyed a few structures.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Snowing pretty hard here in Austin.  If this stuff starts to stick, we'll get the hilarity of watching Texans trying to drive on ice.  Maybe we can top the record of over a thousand accidents in a single day we set in an ice storm back in the late 80s.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Robert C said:

Snowing pretty hard here in Austin.  If this stuff starts to stick, we'll get the hilarity of watching Texans trying to drive on ice.  Maybe we can top the record of over a thousand accidents in a single day we set in an ice storm back in the late 80s.

I'm pretty sure the last time it snowed in earnest here was February 2010, when I first came to town for rehab at the Chris Cole Center for the Blind.  I mean, I know we've had freezing rain and ice on the roads since then, but actual flaky snow? Pretty sure that hasn't happened.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Cliff Hanger said:

I'm pretty sure the last time it snowed in earnest here was February 2010, when I first came to town for rehab at the Chris Cole Center for the Blind.  I mean, I know we've had freezing rain and ice on the roads since then, but actual flaky snow? Pretty sure that hasn't happened.

We've had a tiny bit here and there at my house since that one, but I live out on the southwestern edge of Mopac.  Nothing like this, though.  First snow of any sort my son has ever seen, and he'll be 3 next month.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We got 5 inches of snow last night/today. The most this area of MS has gotten in at least 20 years. Thankfully none of it stuck to the roads. But there was a bit of ice on the roads.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I may or may not get some snowflakes, it depends on which weather idiot you look at. Then it just gets really fucking cold. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, JLSigman said:

I may or may not get some snowflakes, it depends on which weather idiot you look at. Then it just gets really fucking cold. 

You're in the Carolinas, you're surrounded by snowflakes 24/7/365...

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have declared war on Winter. It shall be a long arduous battle, but I believe I can win by late March. The war will be eternal though.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, JLSigman said:

Good morning, barely 30 degrees!

*mutters about living in the SOUTH, DAMNIT*

And a good morning to you! It was 8 degrees at 4:30 when Waldo wanted to go out.  8 degrees!!! I'm in the SW where construction crews actually take a siesta during summer months as it is literally dangerous to work in the level of heat that we get.  8 degrees!!! Two weeks ago the cats were still bringing in lizards to torture.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The 804 turned into Winter Wonderland during my bi-weekly commute back to my crib in Odenton, MD. 

My daughter and I had a ball, though.  We continued to listen to the audiobook version of Ready Player One while we were stuck in traffic in near Caroline county..

The trip back was uneventful.  it was in the low 40's on Sunday so the highways were clear and we made good time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×