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You say gloomy, I say soothing

I'm looking forward to some rain that we're forecast to get this evening. It's going to remain warm enough in my area that I'm not all that concerned about it freezing over. Also, my apartment complex has frankly been obnoxious with oversalting. I can't go down my back stairs to the parking lot because there is SO much rock salt caked on them that I know I'd slip. It was completely unnecessary because when it rained (and washed away the previous ridiculous amount of unnecessary salt), the sidewalks and lot dried up nicely. But then in the middle of the night I heard the tell-tale sounds of them pushing a salt spreader and of them tossing craptons of salt on everything and groaned.

In fact, it's been completely counterproductive. There is so much salt that it's leeching moisture from the nearby soil and making the sidewalks wet which then allows them to freeze over anyway. You look across the street and it's bone dry concrete sidewalks. So stupid. I swear if it stops raining overnight and I hear them caking on the salt again, I'm tempted to do the crazy old lady thing of going out with a broom and shaking it at them. Makes me feel especially sorry for folks that have to try to walk their dogs over the crap.

As long as it doesn't get too warm inside - I'm hoping it doesn't rain too hard that I can leave more than one window open a bit - it's the best weather to sleep to. So that's a bonus.


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Feb. 6th, 2019 04:27 pm (UTC)
Hell yes, sister!
Give me the gloomy days, the dark and dreary. I welcome it all ^_^ Enjoy it <3

And ARGH your salt observations are also true in the city of Ottawa -_- MAN I do NOT miss that city.
Feb. 6th, 2019 05:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Hell yes, sister!
I used to want to live in Seattle/Portland for the weather. Though now that those doofuses have a crazy measles outbreak, yeah...not so much.

Right? While I appreciate the effort to supposedly keep us safe, they're screwing it up.

I think if the dumbasses cake the place with salt again, I may take my broom and sweep off most of it into the dirt so I can at LEAST use the stairs closer to my car rather than having to walk all the way around the buildings
Feb. 6th, 2019 06:33 pm (UTC)
RE: Re: Hell yes, sister!
Omg... I don't even understand how that is legally allowed to happen. The parents should be charged--jail them if you have to, I don't care. We can't be bringing back the fucking PLAGUE because a few morons think the Earth is flat.
Feb. 6th, 2019 07:35 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you are getting rain and not snow. Here's hoping it helps.
Feb. 6th, 2019 08:24 pm (UTC)
Ugh, the salt and the slush...

We've got freezing rain today. I'm not leaving the apartment unless it's on fire.
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