Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sposed to be in class today

Fitting a barrel into that oversize bushing using reamers and stuff, but...

Well, when there is a big storm in DC all of YOU have to hear about it.  Because not only is this the most important city in the world, it is the most SELF-important city in the world.  And the media megaphones are here. 

By the time this posts, the storm is half over. 

And it appears to be our standard once a decade Knickerbocker storm.  Why do we call it that?  Because people still talk about the big one in 1922 that flattened the Knickerbocker Theater and killed over a hundred people.  No one living was there then, chances are.  No one that remembers.  But the city remembers

I was unemployed and more hale and fit when the last big one hit on President's Day 2003.  Made it easier to dig out 13 years ago.  1996 was the one before that.  1983 before that.  1978 was REALLY big.

Update...  This one might be 1978 size.


Comrade Misfit said...

I was there for `83. What a frigging mess.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

The year I was introduced to the magic of a snow blower.

Borepatch said...

I was in Silver Spring in '96. #2 Son was six weeks old. Walked to Giant for milk for days.

Got to say, there's a lot of snow here today.