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Hello TPS peeps :)

Sorry I have been away from the site for a little while. I have had several issues to deal with lately including my computer being hacked,ALL person files being deleted and my entire system set back to default windows 10 settings. The computer issues are another story but needed to be mentioned since I couldn't use my computer programs or get online for awhile. 

The reason for this blog is to update issues we have been having with our weather here in Central Oregon. I am just going to go ahead and name this entire winter since it started snowing...Snowmageddon!!! Our first snow dump was documented in a video post by me here on the site. There is followup information posted in the comment section of that post. 

Geoengineering and Snow, Bend, Oregon

http://theperiledsea.ning.com/video/geoengineering-and-snow-bend-or...

We had record cold temperatures falling below zero and temps rarely got above freezing. We had a day or two where things melted enough for over a foot of packed ice and snow to slid off of roofs and block doors and pathways to the barn. We still had a foot of snow left on the ground when the next snow dump came and then another. There are record amounts of snow piled up in Bend currently and people are running out of room to put snow during snow removal. Some rural areas such as Juniper acres (very close to where I am living) are completely snowed in and unable to leave their homes for supplies, food or water for them or their animals. My job is a caretaker for a ranch. Part of that includes snow removal, so I have been very busy, not only with ranch snow removal, but also helping out neighbors without snow removal equipment who were stranded at their homes. I currently have no water due to frozen pipes and leaks. The water had to be shut off to the barn where mini horse, pigs and cats shelter, eat and drink water. I am currently hauling 5 gallon buckets of water for animals twice a day in addition to what I need personally for me and my pets from the owner's house, which is currently the only building on the property with running water. The property owner is out of town until the end of the month which leaves me with a lot of work to do in order to keep things running on the ranch by myself when she's gone. 

I will post a few news story links below regarding things I mentioned above for interested people to check out. 

Bend, central Oregon hit with another storm
5-to-9 inches of new snow is expected in Bend by the evening

The Associated Press
Published: January 10, 2017

http://koin.com/2017/01/10/bend-central-oregon-hit-with-another-storm/

Bend-area agencies update snow removal, other efforts
Red Cross could open Bend, La Pine shelters

By: KTVZ.COM news sources
Posted: Jan 11, 2017

http://www.ktvz.com/news/bend-area-agencies-update-snow-removal-oth...

Think 1 foot of snow is bad? Be glad you don't live in central Oregon

on January 11, 2017

http://www.oregonlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/01/think_1_foot_of...

Gov. Kate Brown declares state of emergency in Oregon due to snow

on January 11, 2017

http://www.oregonlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/01/gov_kate_brown_...

Oregon Officials Decline Crook County's Snow Emergency Request
by AP AP | Jan. 12, 2017

http://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-crook-county-snow-odot-emerg...

Oregon Community Cut off by Snow
ROOTER | COMMUNITY | JANUARY 12, 2017 Like0Unlike0
Snow crushing the roofs
Weight of Snow crushing the roofs
http://www.off-grid.net/oregon-community-cut-off-snow/

I have some personal footage of things here on the ranch that I will post in the comments later when I have a little more time to upload, edit and post to my youtube channel. 

Sorry to worry anyone with my absence, although I thank you for your concern and thinking of me :)

I will have more time to be online when things calm down a bit here weather wise. For now, I will pop in when I can. 

Joy

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Comment by Joy on February 6, 2017 at 1:38pm

and still winter is causing havoc! Portland can't catch a break either!!! The roads aren't any btter here today, I just wasn't able to find videos and I am not driving out on that stuff!! 

50 Car/Truck pile up I-5 Oregon this morning.

Comment by Joy on February 6, 2017 at 1:29pm

a few videos I found from around the state of Oregon all getting hit with the same storms.

THUNDERSNOW!!! Epic Unexpected Portland Snowstorm 2017

by Mark Cullen

Published on Jan 11, 2017

No one predicted how intense this storm would be. I watched snow falling at rates of at least 1"/hour, maybe 2"/hour! Holy SNOWKS Portland!!!!

But WHAT?! THUNDERSNOW?!?!?! Are you KIDDING ME?!!! Go to 10:05 to see it.

Record Snow Storm, Portland Oregon. 1/11/17

by SmartrMelon

Published on Jan 11, 2017

The weather report called for 1-4 inches of snow, instead, it was 8-15 inches, depending on area of the city, and the elevation. I got about 8-9 inches. Of snow. The news shows the driving nightmare.. people stranded for up to 12 hrs., and random acts of kindness. Our third snow storm in 3 weeks, and we've had 2 ice storms.. a rare event here. But, the crime rate has been drastically reduced.

Snow Storm Wreaks Havoc!

Comment by Byron W on February 6, 2017 at 11:05am

Thanks for the tour, what a lot of work and a few animals dependent on you every day. I have had enough ice and snow for two lifetimes this year. I will never forget this winter and I bet you won't either. 

Comment by Jen on February 6, 2017 at 7:41am

The snow may be a mess to clean up but it sure is beautiful!

Comment by Joy on February 6, 2017 at 12:43am

I was finally able to get some time to put footage I took during the storms together in a video.

The following video shows some of the ways Snowmageddon affected us here on the ranch.

and for the prettier side of Snowmageddon see this video :)

and before that...the following video shows photos I took of the start of it all...the first major snow dump!

Comment by Byron W on January 26, 2017 at 11:13am

HOW good to hear your almost back to normal. You probably had thoughts like if it does not kill you it will make you stronger in the last few storms. I can't wait to see your pictures.

Comment by Jen on January 26, 2017 at 8:35am

Good to see you aren't completely frozen out there and making headway with all your chores.

Thinking of you often and prayers are still coming your way!

Comment by Joy on January 26, 2017 at 1:54am

I have finally gotten all the repairs done that were caused from the last couple of successive snow storms here in central Oregon. The frozen septic line, frozen water pipes, leaks , frozen animal waterers and massive amounts of snow removal have kept me very busy. We had a few days of close to 40's temps (heat wave!!!) which helped thaw things out so repairs could be made. I am still trying to work things out with my computer since the last hack, but I have some footage of the weather conditions that I will post when I have time.

It started snowing here again today, but it's supposed to be in the 40's this weekend, so hopefully we will get some more melt of existing snow and ice before being pelted with the next storm.

Comment by Jen on January 25, 2017 at 5:19pm

I feel really sorry that you guys are having such a rough time out there this year.  We are still in the 40's - almost 60 here and freezing at night.  Crazy, crazy weather we are experiencing!

Comment by Byron W on January 25, 2017 at 4:41pm

Faith I also live in ID in the central panhandle  and it has been a miserable winter so far. What Joy is going through is terrible and I know she is overwhelmed.

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