Sunday, December 20, 2009

I used to like snow.

Once I started driving my love affair with snow ended. It's nice to look at and it used to be fun to play in, but when it becomes work, that's where I stop enjoying it. Add to it the fact that it screwed with an entire weekend and it's on my short list of things I could do nicely without.
It took over an hour to dig my car out of it's snow tomb this morning, after nearly 2 feet of snow (23.4 inches officially) fell Saturday and Saturday night. The silent killer.
The good thing about condo living is that the sidewalks were cleaned early by a team of shovelers and snow blowers. They were out at 4:00am waking the neighbors and cleaning our stairways. The downside is that we don't have a garage, so the plow runs through the parking area and builds a nice wall of snow around us.
It's kind of powdery and light, but there's still 2 feet of it, so the weight isn't much consolation. I dug a path wide enough to get my car out and parked it in one of the cleared-out vacant spaces. I'm hoping that they come through with another plow tomorrow while we're at work. The hardest part will be figuring out where to put it all.


susan said...

It's wonderful.
As long as you don't drive in it.

Hope you and Thor are staying warm.

junior alien said...

I must say that despite of the drudgery it still looks nice!
It's so clear and fresh and clean... like you wanted to take a bite. Maybe not you but me.

Kcoz said... did get almost 24" as I predicted, and I'm halfway across the country from you.

I'm not psychic as I do not believe is such nonsense, so we'll have to call it intuition.


Handsome B. Wonderful said...

Whoa!! That's some serious snow!!