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My husband and my snow envy

post #1 of 21
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It rained all day yesterday here north of Burlington. I woke up this morning and we basically have no snow left from the recent storm (we had gotten 6-7 inches). I was so sick this past weekend, I couldn't even drag myself beyond the couch, let alone go out and enjoy the nearly 3 feet of snow Jay got. By far, the best days of the season and I missed them.

Meanwhile, my husband is on a business trip in San Jose. He and a friend worked their butts off all week so that yesterday, they could take off early and head to Tahoe for a day of skiing. Later this morning, they will be laying fresh tracks at Kirkwood, where they've gotten more than a foot of snow in the past 24 hours and something like 6 feet over the past week or so. (Yes, this sidetrip was planned so he hauled his gear out with him.)

I can grin for him, because I know he will be having a blast! But I am really feeling sorry for myself right now, because I want to be with him sharing the joy!

Oh well, I have to do some work now...and do a few snow dances too...

Thatsagirl
post #2 of 21
sounds like an opening paragraph to a steamy phone-spank call.....:
post #3 of 21
TAG

I feel your pain.

I also spent the week end ill on the couch, Now it's drizzle and fog out the door. Brown dominates as white receeds

Fortunately....

Plans are forming for a week in Colorado in early April

CalG
post #4 of 21
I think everyone on the east coast feels envy about those lucky enough to be out west right now.
post #5 of 21
?
hell- i'm having a great time and feeling no envy.
i'd love to be at squaw right now, or kitz, but envy isn't
amongst the myriad of responses i'm experiencing.
post #6 of 21
Well not all of us are within an hour of the sweetness that is Mt. Peter.
post #7 of 21
I'm with you, Thatsagirl! Many sympathies!

Snow's falling out here again and I would love to get out after a couple of weeks of no skiing due to illnesses and errands and doctor appointments and the like.

But I have no childcare this weekend and my husband has extended his business trip in Vancouver to ride in Whistler all weekend, damn him. Not only has he been gone all week, eating dinners in delicious Vancouver sushi restaurants, but he won't be spending the weekend with his family. AND he's going to be on the snow at Whistler and staying in a rather nice place. Grrr.

I am happy for him , but sad for me. Usually we *share* skiing on the weekends, swapping childcare duties.

Ah, well. I was laucky enough to get some weekday skiing in a month back, when my Mom could watch my son and my husband was working, so I guess we're even now.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by Thatsagirl
It rained all day yesterday here north of Burlington. I woke up this morning and we basically have no snow left from the recent storm (we had gotten 6-7 inches). I was so sick this past weekend, I couldn't even drag myself beyond the couch, let alone go out and enjoy the nearly 3 feet of snow Jay got. By far, the best days of the season and I missed them.

Meanwhile, my husband is on a business trip in San Jose. He and a friend worked their butts off all week so that yesterday, they could take off early and head to Tahoe for a day of skiing. Later this morning, they will be laying fresh tracks at Kirkwood, where they've gotten more than a foot of snow in the past 24 hours and something like 6 feet over the past week or so. (Yes, this sidetrip was planned so he hauled his gear out with him.)

I can grin for him, because I know he will be having a blast! But I am really feeling sorry for myself right now, because I want to be with him sharing the joy!

Oh well, I have to do some work now...and do a few snow dances too...

Thatsagirl
Eh, I guess your signature works both ways then ...
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by Thatsagirl
I can grin for him, because I know he will be having a blast! But I am really feeling sorry for myself right now, because I want to be with him sharing the joy!

Oh well, I have to do some work now...and do a few snow dances too...

Thatsagirl
That's what we're made to do! Be happy for our man and take a back seat to "his" fun:.
Now that it's rained in your world, and mud has been tracked into your house, you may as well mop the floors and wash the windows, like a good woman should: :
It's raining here too, but I'm just going to let the mud pile up in the breezway until I can throw a pail and shovel in it and call it a sand box!

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Originally Posted by vlad
sounds like an opening paragraph to a steamy phone-spank call.....:
vlad, Behave!

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Originally Posted by mollmeister
I am happy for him , but sad for me. Usually we *share* skiing on the weekends, swapping childcare duties.
How awesome that you can do that for now. Just imagine how much fun it will be when you are all hitting the slopes together!
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by trekchick



vlad, Behave!


(hey- it was right over the plate....)
post #11 of 21
Just to fuel the fire....Kirkwood got over one to two feet of fresh powder last night under record cold temps. The water content of the snow is 5% according to the Sierra Avalanche Center this morning. That is genuine blower powder by anyone's definition. With 45 minutes to go before lifts open, feast your eyes on the Kirkwood webcam:
http://www.kirkwood.com/winter/webcam.html

BTW avy risk is HIGH this morning in out of bounds areas.
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Air temperatures are cold and snowfall accumulation to rain water equivalent ratios are running around 20:1. Westsouthwesterly ridgetop winds over the Sierra Crest will continue during the day today. The current storm is expected to continue through Saturday. A significant burst of snow fell across the forecast area last night with around 11 inches of 5% water content snow at 8,000'. Storm totals are running around 20-30 inches west of and along the Sierra Crest thus far. Snowfall totals decrease significantly further to the east of the Crest. A continual change between short periods of high snowfall rates and patches of clear sky have occurred with this storm.
post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 
Vlad, I set that one up just for you...

Philippe, of course my sig works both ways...really, it means he leaves ME behind...just kidding...kind of...

Moll, I think your husband and my husband would like each other...

Cgrandy, hope you get pow on that Colorado trip!

Trekchick,

Cirquerider, thanks for letting me know he's not skiing in Sierra Cement. I was REALLY worried about that! I am glad he's getting such great snow. And I am not surprised to hear the avy risks are HIGH. Thankfully, he'll be sticking to inbounds because he's never skied Kirkwood before and that will keep him plenty busy for the day (plus he didn't bring backcountry gear anyway).

So, my hopes are pinned on a trip at the end of March to Big Mountain, Fernie and Kimberley. May their fabulous season continue into our timeframe...

Thatsagirl
post #13 of 21
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Oh, and Cirquerider, wouldn't if be funny if I saw him on the webcam? But, alas, the pic is too far away and I'm not likely to recognize him. I did just see someone make some nice powder turns though...

Thatsagirl
post #14 of 21
You can right click that web cam image and go full screen. If he has a cell phone tell him to stand between chairs 5 and and 6 (Cornice Express) and wave.
post #15 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cirquerider
You can right click that web cam image and go full screen. If he has a cell phone tell him to stand between chairs 5 and and 6 (Cornice Express) and wave.
Oh my, you shouldn't have told me that! LOL He doesn't have a cell phone, or I would do just that! Now I'll just have to stare and see if I recognize him. :

Thanks for helping my work productivity drop today!

Thatsagirl
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
Well, it's snowing pretty hard at Kirkwood! My husband is a lucky man.

Thatsagirl
post #17 of 21
Keep up the good WORK
post #18 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cirquerider
Keep up the good WORK
I know, talk about living vicariously! I am so pathetic...

Thatsagirl
post #19 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by midatlantic
I think everyone on the east coast feels envy about those lucky enough to be out west right now.
Story of my life.
post #20 of 21

IF this keeps up.....

I'll be getting the ole' trek out!
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Originally Posted by eyeski
Story of my life.
post #21 of 21
I think it's safe to say that east coast skiers have to be pretty hardcore to put up with the weather we get. We have to drive long distances to find the goods and even then it's not guaranteed. Plus we have to stare at pics and read trip reports from out west and wish we where there. Getting there is getting more expensive as well. I take 3 trips a year out west and it's starting to add up. So glad my wife got me addicted to this skiing thing.
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