March madness

It’s one of THOSE years. You know the ones. We’ve had a warm winter with piddly little bits of snow here and there (and an ice storm) and just when we get to March, all hell breaks loose.

Who knows what the storm total will be but since the GG is outta town and I do not “play” with motorized outdoor toys (snowblowers and things), it’ll be up to meeeee to shovel. Since the temps will get up near or into the 40s tomorrow, I was kinda hoping I could slide by with letting it melt but not sure I’ll be able to get away with that. If it were later in the month or April, I would. If it were 10-15 years ago, I’d try it. But nowadays we have the “police” to worry about. I don’t mean the men in blue, I mean the neighborhood cranks who can report people to “community standards”. As a walker, I’m kinda one of them actually but I give people a few days before I start to get cranky. And a few days from now it probably will be melted. For a while. BTW: I don’t report people but I have been known to stealth salt people’s sidewalks.

I am kind of amazed at how many things are getting canceled because of the weather. I don’t remember the schools closing for snow all that often when the beach urchins attended them. They NEVER closed when I was a kid in Sault Ste. Siberia. I walked to school in all weather, across a big tundra to get to high school in whatever silly little outfit I felt compelled to wear.

But things were different in Sault Ste. Siberia then and now. There were no buses in those days except the ones that brought the “country” kids into town and those kids just missed school when it was too bad for the buses. That would probably be politically incorrect nowadays and there are all kinds of buses now, in town and in the “country”. Also the snow removal equipment in Sault Ste. Siberia is exponentially better than what we have here. They have a plow musheen up there with two big blades and if it encounters a parked car where it wants to plow, it lifts that blade UP AND OVER the car. MUCH less traffic too. My main reason for avoiding snow driving down here is OTHER PEOPLE. Slow down you guys.

I’m not complaining that they cancel school, etc. I’m glad the school district is proactive about keeping kids and teachers safe. Same for other businesses. There are essential workers who MUST be on the roads. Everyone else should stay off them.

Okay, I’m done for today. Typos and other writing mishaps be damned!


One Response to “March madness”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I love thundersnow but don’t handle myself (or my car) well under snowy conditions. Too many hills, ditches and idiots!! Be kind to your back with all the shoveling.