Thursday, February 06, 2014

No Joy in Muddville ...

Announcement from the Columbia-cascade Section (Area 1) and the IPSC Director of Albany (Oregon) Rifle and Pistol Club:

Sent: Thursday, February 6, 2014 11:48:23 AM
Subject: ARPC USPSA match cancelled

From ARPC Discipline Director Jan ****:

Please send out to the section

Points match saturday Feb 8 at ARPC is canceled due to weather.  Currently there is 8 inches of snow on the ground I-5 is closed and chains are required in Albany and south.  Snow is going to continue thru the weekend.


Here's why:

As you can see, the snow in my driveway is up to the hubcaps on my GeekMobile.  And it's still snowing.   Weather forecast for the next couple of days is "Freezing Rain".

This is the third time in my memory that a CCS match has been cancelled, and it has always been because the prevailing weather conditions has made it unsafe for people to travel.

As for me?   I need groceries, the store is five blocks away, and I think I'll just make do with what I have in the pantry.  Oh, and we've already had two short power outages in my neighborhood ... 20 minutes away from the range.

Chatted with my daughter in San Diego today.  She and her son are in bed with colds ... even though the weather is in the 80's.  She says my grandson envies me the Oregon Snow.

As well he should!


Anonymous said...

That is perfect driving snow, go to the grocery store. Or, being as it is only a few blocks, you could walk. As a child I trudged through deeper snow than that to and from school. Also, blame global warming for the weather that is ravaging you.

Anonymous said...

For the love of Ford, please clean the snow and/or ice off that iron steed.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully you have a good supply of Spam in your pantry. It is the perfect nutritious cold weather food. Among my many fond memories of the Army, is the days they served toasted spam in the mess hall.