Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Snow blows



I am not exaggerating when I say that I shoveled our driveway three times today. THREE times. Why oh why didn't I just call Mr. Plow? I am regretting it now. We got officially dumped on today. And it wasn't the light, airy kind of snow that is easy to move. It was heavyyyy. All in all I would guess about 16". Madness. There were tons of school closings, all but Marquette, of course. So while I was outside shoveling for hours I pondered the true benefit of the stuff. My conclusion was this....
Snow is great and necessary for places like Utah or Colorado. There are mountains there, in which you can spend your time enjoying the snow. Wisconsin has no such thing. There is no skiing here. All of this snow is just wasted. I guess you could go snowmobiling, but whoopie. Don't get me wrong, I like snow, in moderation. I like the seasons, and I am going to desperately miss them when we leave, BUT come on. We have had snow for six out of the last ten days. It's days like this when all I want to do is get in a hot tub. 4 MORE DAYS till CA!!

7 comments:

edndiane.blogspot.com said...

Diane Says, Those are extra large flakes! Your mail box would make a nice Christmas card, oh I know, a "We've moved" card. Sweet Ethan helping you plow. Crazy pile up! Most importantly,,, The Mail Must be Delivered!

Karen said...

exaggerate much? try 6 inches. although it seemed like 16. ugh.

josiejean said...

karen, come to my house...did you not see the pictures? because i live by the lake i always get twice as much as you do.

anne said...

BRUTAL. But you're right, you'll miss it.

Rebecca said...

Josie, I would like to feel bad for you but I can't. I put in 8 years years. One year we had 58 inch in DEC alone. By the way haven't had to shovel once since living in Utah. It snow but then magic melt off all the sidewalk and driveways. Rebecca

Rod and Kandace said...

Actually, that December was our first in Wisconsin (the one Rebecca is talking about). There was a lot of snow, but not quite 58inches. I wrote it down because it broke the record for the most one the month of December. It was 49.5". Rod had to shovel off the roof at White Birch to get to our DISH dish. It looks like you are looking to break the record again. How fun!

Rod and Kandace said...

I just googled "record snowfall in Milwaukee Wisconsin in December" to make sure I had my facts straight and this is what I got...

NCDC: December 2000 City/State ExtremesMilwaukee, WI measured 49.5 inches of snow during December 2000. This set a new December record for snowfall. The previous December record was 30.7 inches ...

(Rebecca and Rand are always so big on Trivia, I had to set things straight. YAY, this is the one time I was "right")