demystifying geng & chip

Wishing for spring by geng
February 24, 2010, 4:52 pm
Filed under: General, Geng's corner

Winter weather advisory warning is in effect again starting tonight. An accumulation of 1-3 inches of snow is expected. All this snow is making me wish for spring. I can’t wait for March when the only warning I care about is the bloom watch. Speaking of the bloom watch, below is the link to some information about the 2010 National Cherry Blossom Festival. The average peak bloom date this year is April 4. The festival will begin from March 27 – April 11. Hint hint, Mom and Dad Tomek?? The Heddens??

Click the link below for additional information. :)

Snow clean up – Part Deux by geng
February 11, 2010, 11:01 pm
Filed under: General, Geng's corner

Day 7. Finally, after back to back snow storms – a break in the clouds, clear blue skies, still windy but no longer blizzard conditions. Now the real clean up begins.

Deja vu.

Of course, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. So somewhere in between shoveling snow we managed to trek accross Battery Kemble Park, knee deep in snow, along the creek, dodging wild animals (i.e. kids with their sleds) to go to the nearest Safeway. Our mission – to replenish our dwindling supplies.

Mission accomplished!!

The Mother of All Blizzards by geng
February 11, 2010, 12:16 am
Filed under: General, Geng's corner

Day 6. Whiteout conditions, heavy snowfall, howling winds. A 100 year record shattered. This snow season is certainly one for the books.

Snowiest Winter Records Broken

The current storm has put Baltimore and Washington over the top for their snowiest season on record. Totals at both Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Reagan National Airport have surpassed the records for previous years.

Here are the statistics as of February 10, 2010:

Reagan National Airport: 54.5 in.
Dulles Airport: 72 in.
BWI: 73.7 in.

The Federal Government is close again on Thursday, fourth day in a row. This is indeed record breaking.

Snowmageddon, The Day After by geng
February 7, 2010, 11:10 pm
Filed under: General, Geng's corner

The Snowmageddon turned out to be the fourth most powerful snowstorm to hit Washington, DC. I don’t have an official number but my own unscientific measurement indicates at least 22″ in the Palisades area.

And now they’re forecasting another storm for this coming Tuesday. Apparently, this new storm may bring in additional 4 to 8 inches. But what’s an additionall 4 to 8 inches after 22 inches of snow eh? (UPDATE: the new forecast is now 10-20 inches.)

I read somewhere that the biggest unofficial snow (before official records began) was in January 1722 when 36 inches (3 feet) fell in the Washington metro area. It has been dubbed the Washington-Jefferson snowstorm because it was recorded in both of their diaries.

The first order of business is digging us out of this mess.

Yes, there’s a Subaru in there somewhere.

The second order of business is sledding.

Enjoy the rest of the photos in the slideshow below.

Snowmageddon, The Blizzard of 2010 by geng
February 6, 2010, 9:20 pm
Filed under: General, Geng's corner

Today marks one of the biggest snowstorm in the history of Washington, DC.

According to The Washington Post,

The full weight of winter brought life in much of the Washington region to a standstill Saturday as a storm predicted to be one of the most powerful on record dumped 12 to 21 inches of snow overnight.

Yup, that pretty much sums it up. Tomorrow we plan to brave the snow and go out and take more photos but for now enjoy below.

20 inches and counting

Winter Wonderland

Snow keeps on coming

Bamboo trees kissing the ground. While we were on the roof shoveling, our neighbor’s kids were trying to shake the bamboo to see if they will spring back up. They were unsuccesful. Needless to say, they’re temporarily trapped.

Chip insist on shoveling the rooftop for fear it may collapse. He shoveled all three levels.

Enjoying the fireplace.

Getting snowed in is not that bad after all. :)

November 25, 2009, 9:24 am
Filed under: General, Geng's corner


More Sickness, New Diggs, and a NYC Wrap-up by Chip
November 16, 2009, 4:52 am
Filed under: Chip's corner

Just another quick update (for those who don’t use Facebook).

– Geng is really sick and WILL be going to the Doctor’s first thing this morning.  She came down with something while we were in NYC.  I thought I was coming down with something too but she is MUCH worse than me.

– We started moving into our new house last night and this is our first night (I’m having trouble sleeping, thus the late hour blog entry).  The house is fantastic.

– Other than getting sick, our trip to NYC was awesome.  We ended up staying in a very good hotel for a relatively reasonable rate.  The food was good and the play, A Steady Rain with Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman, was very good.  Not exactly a happy feel good play but very well done.  I’m not sure that lesser actors could have pulled it off though.  Oh, we also saw David Letterman.  We watched it that night and at one point we are actually visible in the audience.  Good stuff.  I’ll try to find some time later this week to post photos.

Okay, that’s all for now.  Peace out.



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