Well, ladies and gentlemen, it finally happened. The weather I’d been waiting for… real snow! Lots of snow! Tons of snow (literally)! And all in the course of less than twenty-four hours. This is what awaited me outside my door on Sunday morning:
It almost hides the beauty marks on my car! And aside from the car, you almost wouldn’t have even known we had a driveway there.
Technically, our town only got about thirteen inches of snow, but around my entryway, the wind blew a larger amount toward my garage and door, so once I had shoveled a little bit, I could finally see the ground…
Yeah, I hadn’t even gotten to the driveway proper by then.
But amazingly enough, I pulled through, as well as some or all of my back, and single-handedly cleared my entire driveway. I think it’s durned impressive, as well as cool to see yourself eighteen inches below the level of the rest of the world.
So yeah, just as my always wonderful wife reminded me, my neighbor was kind enough to loan me his snowblower halfway through. And thank goodness for that, because I’d probably be dead otherwise.
It was a bigger storm than has hit the region in several years, which really just goes to show how lightweight the winters have been out here compared to the Eighties and Nineties. But who knows what the future will bring, and I’m sure there will be plenty more big storms to turn me into a proper Minnesotan. In fact, as I write this, a two-day long snow storm has just begun.
In huge news out here, Michelle got a new job working for Target’s corporate offices in downtown Minneapolis. It is an incredibly huge opportunity for her with lots of room for advancement, and will be a wonderful boon for our fledgling family. I’m so excited for her, and I’m glad it finally came to them offering the position after a couple of very long, antsy weeks. After her good interview at the offices two weeks ago, what did we do? Went to bookstores in Minneapolis. How about that for knowing what makes you happy?