Dear Mother Nature,
Two major snow storms in less than 6 days is enough. Please do not send any more snow that requires snowplows, snow blowers, snow shovels and ice melt to make roads, driveways and sidewalks passable.
I thought about saying I’m ready for spring, but that implies the passage of precious days that I don’t want to miss.
Let it be cold for a while. That’s fine.
Let there be light snow flurries that last most of the day like we had yesterday. That’s fine.
I just don’t want any more snow that requires me to pull out a shovel and move white stuff!
On Tuesday, Mother Nature added 9″ or 10″ of heavy wet snow to the 10″ of snow left behind on Thursday, February 21.
After digging out on the 21st, this pile of snow was at the end of my driveway.
This morning, 2½ days after digging out from the 2nd snowstorm, I had this pile of snow in the same spot at the end of my driveway. Yes, the cleared area on my driveway has shrunk.
We’ve got some warmer (as in several degrees above freezing) days ahead to melt some of this snow. But it’s going to be a long time before these tall, frozen piles completely disappear.