Hurray! It snowed today. A lot. It was snowing when I got up this morning, it snowed all day, and it’s expected to keeping snowing until midnight or so.
The main roads are reasonably clear, but slick. The side streets will be a mess for several days. Every plow in town was sent out this morning. It’s the biggest storm of the season. And no one is complaining. We need the moisture desperately. Besides, it’s Sunday. Nobody had to get to work today. And the kids might get the day off tomorrow.
I have several drifts in my yard approaching three feet in depth, blown into place from an overall snowfall of maybe 9-10 inches.
Now, I have a question for those of you living in the Snow Belt. Why do people like my neighbors — several of them — go out before the storm is over, while the snow is still coming down almost horizontally, and clear their walks and driveways? Why don’t they just wait until the snow stops falling? Is it easier to clear 6 inches of snow twice than 12 inches of snow once? Unless you have to get out right now and go someplace, why wouldn’t you just wait? (You can probably tell I haven’t shoveled a lot of snow in my life.)