Clocking In To Snow Prison

cabinAs we slowly crawl through the snow towards Spring, I feel the cabin fever creeping in, Modern Philosophers.

Maybe it’s just my Post Traumatic Snow Disorder acting up again, or maybe the copious amounts of snow that have fallen on Maine (and not melted at all over the past month) really are closing in on me.

Dr. Jekyll is always telling me to use my words to express how this horrible Winter is making me feel.  Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I thought I’d take a few photos this morning to help get across my angst about the great white world around me…

work 4This was the view through the windshield of Zombie Car when I pulled into a parking spot at work this morning.

Can you see how the pile of snow in front of my vehicle is higher than the top of my steering wheel?

work 3Another angle through the windshield.  The snow is very high and we are running out of places to pile it.

work 2Welcome to Snow Prison!

Once you climb over this giant ridge of snow, you can continue on to one of the very narrow openings in the snow, where you will find doors leading to your cell.

Please note that the windows are completely covered in snow so as to enhance your cabin fever.  There are no Post Traumatic Snow Disorder medications in the prison dispensary, so do your best to deal with your symptoms naturally.

work 1This was the entrance to my cell block, Modern Philosophers.

Again, notice how the windows are completely blocked by the snow.  We can’t even be tortured by our view of the outside world.  We just have to sit in our cells and stare out at the snow all day.

How soon before it breaks through the glass and we are buried in the avalanche?

work 5A side view of the snow pile that is hard at work chewing through that brick so that it can gain entry to our Snow Prison.

It will get in soon enough.  That snow has been out there for weeks now, and it has shown no indication that it ever intends to leave.

Will you come visit me in Snow Prison, Modern Philosophers?  Can you bring me word of the outside world, far away from the snow?  Does such a place even exist anymore?

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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25 Responses to Clocking In To Snow Prison

  1. livingonchi says:

    Massachusetts has PTSD too, or I’d visit you 🙂

  2. ksbeth says:

    michigan is trapped in the deep freeze.

  3. aladywrites4u says:

    I remember the feeling of walking through those huge drifts of snow and it’s kinda super creepy

    • Austin says:

      Especially when you consider there could very well be Zombies buried under there just waiting to munch on you…

      • aladywrites4u says:

        I don’t like enclosed spaces. It’s not a true phobia since it has little effect on my life. I’ve always been one to go toe to toe with anything that frightens me, but it is a real dislike. Those snow tunnels are too close to being closed spaces.

  4. alesiablogs says:

    What a hysterical post. I am suppose to feel sorry for you right? But you write with such good humor about it all…..

  5. Joseph Nebus says:

    I think the solution might be if everybody in Maine could just be like six feet taller, at least through the end of winter. Do you think that might help?

    • Austin says:

      We’d have to rebuild a lot of doorways, and I don’t think there’s money in the budget. Governor LePage uses that money for his Big Mac cravings…

  6. D. Parker says:

    The blue pole gave me the shivers.
    That is too much snow, Austin, we have a lot, but you win the snow contest.
    I hope they’re letting you out for a weekend furlough program. 🙂

  7. floridaborne says:

    That just sucks the happy right out of a person.

  8. Aquileana says:

    Sounds like a snow prison indeed… But soon or later it will melt! 😛
    By the way, I nominated you for a ~Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award (Cool Version) You can check it out here: All the best to you!, Aquileana 😀

  9. Pamela Edwards says:

    I’d visit & bring goodies to cheer you . Yes , there are places in existence where you wouldn’t suffer the snow . I think in a perfect world you need a nice vacation on a sunny beach where you can soak up the sun while the kitties enjoy a new & exciting hotel room . ☺

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