Of course I really wasn't planning on spending half my week shoveling snow either, so that shows where plans will take you. We're all about the flexibility over here.
The hits just keep on coming, and given the weather from the past week, I think we deserve to pick up where we left off.
February 9: As last week's post was going online, rumors were circulating of the storm to end all storms. 20, 25, 30 inches depending on who you asked. The Megaladon of all snowstorms. A possibility of sharknados was imminent. I think everybody's getting a little snow-punchy, as all these rumors were completely unsubstantiated. But there was more snow. 1-3" was forecast. We ended up with about 4". Meh, who cares. Kids go to school, we go to work the next day like nothing happened.
February 12-13: As the previous storm moved out, we begin to look at another storm heading our way. At first the little icon in the newspaper just shows ice cubes falling from a cloud, but as the storm gets closer we hear big rumors once again. Whatever. It's a Nor'easter, which really needs to be said with a strong New England accent to give it the full impact -- Nawh-EAST-ah. The Nor'easters tend to be the big ones. This one could have been huge, except for the fact that it turned to rain for a good portion of the day. 10" of snow, followed by sleet, ice, and rain. Kids are stuck inside, and shoveling wet heavy slush in the rain really is no fun. And then we learn yet another new weather term -- the wrap-around storm. Sounds kind of kinky actually, but this means the back end of the storm gives us another 3" on top of the frozen slushy 10", on top of the leftover 4", on top of the leftover ... you get the idea. Completely running out of places to put this stuff. Oh yeah, and another 5-day weekend for the kids.
February 14: First of all Happy Valentines Day. Bad news and good news as far as the weather goes. More snow to come this weekend -- just an inch or two though, and then ... Dare I say it, 40, 50 degrees on the horizon!! We'll take what we get. I'm about done with this stuff. Bring on the crocus sightings!