Monday, February 16, 2015

Overwhelmed


UNCLE! I give up.

We have an overwhelming amount of snow on the ground. Usually, our snowfall ranges 25-30 inches in a season, not 70 inches in three weeks. Yesterday's blizzard (Yes, blizzard. the second in two weeks) brought our area a fresh 16 inches. It's really hard to tell with the blowing snow swirling it back into the air. All those clips with Massachusetts in the news, they're true. Not hype. And yes, we will get through this, but there are people out there who have lost days of work, lost wages, lost money for struggling businesses.

And what happens when it all melts?







Today's morning temperature was -2 degrees with a wind chill of -24 degrees. Crazy. Everyone is bone-tired. Frayed nerves abound. Too many days with kids at home--and it's school vacation week. Giant icicle hang off our roofs like daggers. We breathe a collective sigh of relief when we have a day without snow. We're worried about snow on the roofs, snow on the street. Kids moving between mounds taller than most humans. What's the bright side? There is no bright side.

Global warming is real.

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