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An Observation

January 8, 2011

It snowed… again. Or more to the point it is still snowing. Some years it seems that the snow begins in early October and stops in March. No I don’t mean the 1 and 2 foot monster dumps that come every now and again I mean the 2 to 6 inches that must be delt with before you have to put on snow shoes to walk out of the cabin.

Well I still maintain winter is my favorite time of the year, but old age and bad health are making the winters seem just a bit more frustrating. It now takes about three days for me to clear my drive way, when I can even find a place to put the new snow. Way back when I first moved here I could shovel all the way to the highway in three days, now three days to clear what you see in the picture.

It is a sad commentary on life, for just when you are mature enough to truly appreciate the beauty around you, you are to old to do anything with it.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. AussieAlaskan permalink
    January 8, 2011 3:18 pm

    Comparing today’s photo to your banner photo, it does look like the job is in front of you. Well, it’s white and beautiful, and if you have got some groceries and you don’t have to go anywhere, it doesn’t have to all be done at once – so go ahead and appreciate the beauty :-)


  2. Jon permalink
    January 9, 2011 12:59 am

    Boy, you really do have much more snow than in Fairbanks. But like one of John Wayne’s favorite quotes: “Take ‘er easy, pilgrim!”

    Due to rain on Dec. 30th here your snowpack is now deeper than ours. How much on the ground? Looks like 3’ in the pic.

    If I lived closer, I’d stop by with my Toro & clear it out for the price of a couple cups of coffee! :)


  3. Rosalyn permalink
    January 10, 2011 3:25 pm

    We usually always have more snow out here than Fairbanks gets. We get it sooner and more often, that is for sure. The other day when Fairbanks got about 3 inches, we got well over a foot of new snow on top of all we already had. Some of my plowed berms are now well above the hood of the old Ford plow truck.


  4. tricia permalink
    January 11, 2011 8:18 pm

    i agree with aussie alaskan!!!! she has good advise!!!


  5. Daddy permalink*
    January 14, 2011 5:09 am

    Nice to have that truck back there, though!


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