By now anyone who cares knows that Denver is in the middle of a spring blizzard. Moisture! Woot!
Looks like about ten inches around here (say, a three-mile radius), although the wind is rearranging it in interesting ways. Roofs are bare or only thinly covered, but on the lee side of fences, porches, etc., I see drifts of two feet or more.
As I type, we are in a lull; the existing snow is still being blown around, but for the moment no more is falling. And three of my neighbors have hopped outside, one with a snowblower, the other two with shovels, to clear their driveways.
Why? the newbie asks herself. This thing isn’t supposed to be over until early tomorrow. Why clear your driveway now? Is it easier to shovel once in mid-storm and again at the end? Bundle up twice; go out and get cold, wet, and exhausted twice? Or would it be easier to just wait till it’s over and do everything once, but with twice as much snow? What do they know that I don’t know?
All the neighbors are twenty years younger. They have jobs to get to or other things to do. Maybe that’s it.
Or maybe they just didn’t get to the grocery store ahead of time like I did.