Let me give you a brief update on Monday’s rant. Black Friday deals are still arriving in my inbox and Cyber Monday has morphed into Cyber Week. The only change worth noting was the arrival of a slew of emails urging me to participate in “Giving Tuesday” – I guess this is sort of the twelve days of Thanksgiving. The unexpected event, hinted at in the title, has to do with the weather. On Sunday, as I was writing Monday’s post, our forecast was for 4″ and 11″ of snow (10 – 25.4cm) with an undetermined amount to fall in a second storm on Monday night into Tuesday.
When we woke up on Monday, there was about 6” of snow on the ground. I spent a couple hours shoveling the new steps/decks and running the snow blower over the driveway, sidewalk, our neighbor’s driveway and around the back yard making paths for Maddie. Nice, relatively easy job, a good workout for the machine, I thought.
It started snowing again Monday evening. That was expected. The forecast was equally vague as the original, but it was in the 3” to 6” range. We woke up on Tuesday to find that over a foot of snow had fallen. The weatherman on one of the local stations said:
“One foot – or more – of snow might not have been in the forecast, but it sure was in our driveways.”
He was right for once.
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