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The 9.2 inches of snow has been downgraded to 6.7 inches in the Weather Alarm box, and the National Weather Service has this to say:

"LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THESE
AREAS...INCLUDING GAYLORD...THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA...RICE
LAKE...AND LADYSMITH ARE EXPECTED TO SEE 5 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW BY
LATE FRIDAY NIGHT."

docinghair mentioned that the south edge of the Twin Cities is right on the rain/snow line. I'll pack the boots, but will also jump at the chance to leave them in my car if the reports out of tonight indicate that Bloomington is remaining snow-free or only getting dusted with the stuff. (For values of "dusted" that equal 3" or less....which just goes to show you what M states this girl has spent her life in.)

Status:

-- Finance class = attended (morning session this week so I can get over to Middleton before the wee hours)

-- Gas tank = filled

-- Taxes = done and mailed (including first quarter estimateds)

-- Project that I didn't know was going to print today = sent to print

-- Sister's b'day prezzie = mailing box located, but nothing wrapped or mailed yet. Sorry, sis! It's a comin'

Still to do:

-- Bill for project
-- Pack, pack, pack
-- Drive to Middleton

...and a bunch of little stuff that's going to be hard to plow through given that I'd really like to be on the road in 90 minutes or less.

It's absolutely gorgeous here today. Even though I was running short of time, I couldn't resist walking up to the post office rather than driving. The spring peepers are out; it's getting noisy!

The whole notion of leaving this to fly into...snow...is utterly perverse, even for me. You bet I'm doing it anyway. It's Applecon! Complete with links to a bunch of the 4-part harmony!

Onward!

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kip_w
Apr. 10th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
We'll be driving to Pittsford for, um, House-Con. Stopped off and bought a car DVD player today to try and lessen the hellishness of it. Up on Friday, back on Monday.
marsgov
Apr. 10th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
Does the road to Applecon go through Chicago? Want a cuppa when you're in town?
gerisullivan
Apr. 11th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
BOS-PHL-MSP. No ORD or Midway, I'm afraid.

Hey, you sent a picture to my cell phone. Only I don't have email or other services on my cell. Not even text. Please email it to gfs@toad-hall.com if you have that option. Thanks!
marsgov
Apr. 11th, 2008 11:10 am (UTC)
Ah, don't worry about it. That picture saw simply the MLA logo, which sometimes accompanies my text messages.

No photos display on your cell phone? Wow. Does it use batteries, or is it one of those old-fashioned steam-powered models?
gerisullivan
Apr. 11th, 2008 11:56 am (UTC)
My phone takes and displays photos just fine. What it doesn't do is connect to Sprint Vision Services (or whatever they're called) and download pictures sent to me that way.

Or, more precisely, I don't pay for Sprint online connectivity, and have no idea if I *can* connect, or how much per connection each visit costs. There's something like a 15 cent/message text cost, which is no biggie on a one-time use, but is something I avoid like the plague so as to not slip into the habit and get whacked with a large bill.
marsgov
Apr. 11th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)
Hey, my phone doesn't take photos at all... it's just not built in.

I applaud your decision to avoid the high cost of connectivity. I do this as well — I sacrificed the ability to take photos, but my phone does connect to the Internet over standard WiFi connections.
magentamn
Apr. 10th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
The rain is mixed with snow or vice verse. You'll need boots, or something waterproof for your feet. And a warm jacket, but not the heavy parka, since it's around freezing. (I almost wrote "only around freezing", but thought better of it.)

The ironic part is that 60s are predicted for Tuesday.
gerisullivan
Apr. 11th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
Even more ironic is that it's supposed to snow in Boston Monday night, which is when I am returning here. I am doomed, I tell you. Doomed.
lsanderson
Apr. 10th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
Plain not nice out there
Strong winds, rain and snow on and off for the afternoon. It's hovering at 33.0 fondly Fahrenheit right now, although it's not supposed to drop much during the night.
davidschroth
Apr. 11th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
I'd bring the boots, and any other gear you need for a sloppy mixture of snow/sleet/rain...
haniaw
Apr. 11th, 2008 06:36 am (UTC)
I just came back to the hotel and there's a lot of snow out there already. Definitely bring boots and a warm coat.
gerisullivan
Apr. 11th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
Whimper. So much for my plan to remove the boots from my suitcase before leaving Middleton this morning.

Thank you for posting this -- it's exactly the location-specific info I needed!
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