Finally!

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This winter season started off with a whimper. No snow, warm temps and entirely too much rain. But the other day?

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The sky started looking angry… and before I blinked?

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We had our first few inches that stuck.

And yesterday?

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An all day storm that really racked up the white stuff. I loved it, but our backyard birds probably disagreed.

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Poor little things. Their feet have to be cold.

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It came down for a solid 13 hours and now it finally feels like winter!

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Guess we won’t be grilling out for a while.

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How much did we get? About a foot, which was enough for our farming neighbor to come plow us out with his tractor last night.

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I love our community.

I love our state.

I love winter!

❄️ ❤️ ❄️

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28 thoughts on “Finally!”

  1. You Southerners! We had our first snowfall the day after Hallowe’en, and it is still on the bottom of all the other snowfalls that came after it. I will admit, we have not had as much snow as usual, I can still see the neighbours’ houses. but we have no Snow Angels this year to come and clean our driveway or steps.
    The last few years the Sn9w Angels were a trial project to help those seniors and shut-ins physically unable to DIYs. We gave donations to them, but obviously they decided profits were more important than providing a needed service. They want a minimum $150/mo this year, money we just don’t have. That’s 1,000,000% inflation.
    I can only sweep at the snow, but my heart won’t let me push a shovel. My partner cannot stand up without a cane, so she cannot use any snow-clearing tool. Our driveway is about 6″ of packed ice higher than it would be in summer, and dangerous as hell to walk on.
    Sorry, River, I did not mean to rant I just wanted to tell you and your readers that while the snow is beautiful, it is not always fun. But the picture of your Snow Angel just got to me. In Redneckville, Alberta, Rednecks only help Rednecks. And all we got for neighbours is Rednecks. You wear a Covid mask outside, and no one wants to know you!

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    1. I’m sorry, that’s awful. I realize how blessed we are here and wish it was the same for everyone. Most plow drivers charge $40-$50 per visit so it can get very expensive very quickly. With big storms they plow two to three times before it’s over, so that could be $150 for one storm. It’s big business here but lots of people have old trucks and do their own. Thankfully our driveway isn’t that long and can be done with a snowblower.. it takes a while of course.

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      1. It costs money to run equipment, and time is valuable, I get that. But Capitalism is runn8ng amok these days. The competition is not for the work anymore, but competing to get the most money possible for doing the service. Our driveway is15 feet long, if that. Clearing the snow takes 3 minutes, longer than the time it takes to drink a bottle of beer. There were 15 people in our town last year using the Snow Angels. The guy did all the homes in about an hour, including travelling time. That would work out to $2,250 a month. For what is supposed to be helping hand, that is a bit much. I cannot even imagine what they are charging their regular customers, the ones who can afford to pay regular prices.
        We used to have a guy come in once a month, $20 a shot was all he charged. But he moved away…

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      2. It’s the same with the neighborhood teenagers here in Ohio. For years, one or more used to show up (with shovel) after every heavy snow. Haven’t seen one (teenager with snow shovel, that is) for about eight years. I blame Trump. 😉

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  2. Well, that’s worth a winter weather warning, as opposed to where I’m at. They sent out a winter weather warning/inclemate weather advisory yesterday before I left work. By the time I got home the entire thing blew up to “We’re going to have a delay in our university start time to 10am.”

    The clouds were dark and mysterious, the news predicted up to a half inch of snow and icy roads, I get up this morning (late of course because we weren’t going to come in until 10am) and to my dismay……………………the sun is out, shining and currently we’re at a blistering 47 degrees.
    All the school districts, colleges and universities, city governments were on a delayed scheduled because of this huge predicted snow storm, rain and ice on the roads. God people here overexaggerate and panic way too much. Meanwhile in Maine at Casa River, they is over a foot of snow, the neighbors are coming out in their farm equipment to shovel driveways that actually have snow….LMAO.

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