The Snow Did Blow…

Well, back on Groundhog Day our local groundhog predicted an early spring.

Then Monday morning about 4am the snow started bucketing down and continued on until early this morning. We are talking about 80 cm. of snow out there, all drifted up about three feet deep or more in spots.

The house is so quiet right now. The roof is buried and the city buses aren’t running and traffic is at a standstill. I am enjoying the feeling – even though the clean-up is going to be intense. It is a little bit like taking a holiday in the Twilight Zone.

The good news is that the snow should be stopping here in Halifax over the next hour or so. It is nothing but a flurry right now. It isn’t too cold. About three below or so, all day long. I’m getting some breakfast and then will begin the work of cleaning my sidewalk, digging out the car, and then climbing up onto the roof to shovel off the roof before the kitchen begins leaking again. The buses still won’t be running until this afternoon. Thank God our power stayed on.

Breakfast is some leftover braised lamb and a bit of bacon. I’m going to need some protein for the work ahead.

I figure I’m going to be shoveling most of the morning and about half of the afternoon. There is going to be one big old wall of snow pushed up when the plow finally makes it down our street.

Stupid groundhog.
🙂

groundhog-liar

Hey, I’m a rodent, not a meteorologist!

Yours in storytelling,

Steve Vernon

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8 responses to “The Snow Did Blow…

  1. Steve, I LOVE your phrase that “the snow started bucketing down.” Excellent. Now I hope you’ll see spring sooner than you think. 🙂

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    On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 6:15 AM, YOURS IN STORYTELLING… wrote:

    > Steve Vernon posted: “Well, back on Groundhog Day our local groundhog > predicted an early spring. Then Monday morning about 4am the snow started > bucketing down and continued on until early this morning. We are talking > about 80 cm. of snow out there, all drifted up about three ” >

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  2. I hesitate to say this (be careful what you wish for…) but: I miss the snow! In France this year we’ve had very little white stuff, although January was very cold. Now it seems that spring is in the air and I feel rather cheated. Still, I sympathize with my fellow Canucks. Hope that wall of snow is built and an early melt is the air.

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  3. Here’s hoping it melted before you had to shovel it. Your weather is its own special keep fit regimen. Hope the leftovers set you up. I feel a lot better about the clearing up we had to do after Storm Doris. It was nothing close to that kind of stuff!

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