Thursday, December 23, 2004

It coulda been worse ...

I suppose the snow here fell more or less evenly but with the wind, some spots ended up as bare ground, some waist deep drifts, none of it in convenient places.  Fourteen maybe sixteen inches of snow fell all told.  But, Hello! Some organization here please! You! Bare spots! On the roads. Drifts?  Arrange yourself artfully around the base of trees, along the rooftops and against the non entry sides of buildings.  No?  Sigh.

My snow rearranging started at 7 this morning, the drives parking lot and lane were cleared at about 3 PM.  That is when the first snowplow went down our road, so that worked out.  Not that there is anywhere to go as all the roads are under a level 3 snow emergency and no one is supposed to be driving around on them.

Not that it stops the fellas around here.  Big snow?  They HAVE to attempt to go somewhere. Why? I have never been able to figure that one out.  At nine this morning we got our first call from a road over.  Neighbor guy's wife asking the fella if he could plow his way over a road to help neighbor guy remove his plow truck from a snow drift.  Later in the morning, neighbor from just up the road called and he was going stir crazy too.  My fella plowed his way up the road to clear the driveway for up the road neighbor, but one road over neighbor fired up his snowmobile and drove one road further over to pick up another guy and together, those two shoveled out his plow truck.  Any other day of the year, all of these fellas would have been content to sit in their easy chairs watching the tv, but this was a particularly bad snow so...

 

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