Being a native northern for all but the last 4 winters snow is nothing new for me and lots of it. One thing about snow is when you are younger it is a lot more fun. You could make snow angels and still be able to get back up out of the snow easy. LOL
You could ride a snowmobile or a 4 WHEELER and even be pulled behind on a flying saucer with your brother driving the snowmobile and love it when he would come sailing around the corner of the house and he would go one way and you would go the other and you loved it. AAH to be young and flexible. Now those bumps and jars would be a killer if I could get my body wrapped up in a saucer. I don't think so. :-(
You would build snowforts in 3' or more of deep snow and not worry if it was going to cave in and you would be buried headfirst in your hard packed snowfort if it caved in. I guess with age comes wisdom. LOL
I used to freak my brothers out when I would walk to the end of our roof on our two story childhood home. Now I wouldn't even get up too high on a ladder let along a roof. With four brothers growing up you had to learn to be tough. We used to have lots of snowball fights and did a lot of things kids do in the winter. We had a hill behind our home growing up and I remember standing up on a sled while going down the hill. I probably wiped out a few times but the snow was a great soft landing.
Fast forward many years to today and our second snowstorm. When I left NY in June of 2006. I sold my snowblower and even my snow shovel. Hadn't needed one til this year.
Since we got probably about 9" total yesterday it is measureable snow and needs to be taken care of or else you don't go anywhere.
They did clean the parking lot to a point but not the sidewalks. Since I had to clean the car off to go to work tomorrow. Outside I went. Well with only a broom to not only clean the snow off the car with but also clean around the car so I can get out, a snow shovel would have been nice. Here I am a northern without a snow shovel. What was I thinking. I was thinking I left this white stuff that all the southerners love behind when I left N.Y that is what I was thinking.
Now since it is January and this year has already had two measureable snows I think that it is time for me to buy a snowshovel and maybe with any luck I won't need it again. At least this winter. I can hope and pray I don't.
This broom just doesn't measure up to a shovel. When I was using it to sweep the snow. You are supposed to sweep floors and shovel snow. The broom part came flying off and ended up in the sidewalk full of snow. My friends in NY would laugh so hard and think I must have turned into a southern belle. LOL NOT going to happen.
Anyways my car is unburied and I am ready to go to work tomorrow and when the store gets shovels in stock as I am sure they SOLD OUT. I will get one and hope I only have to store it away like I have my boots til this year.
How things change as each year passes. We get older and hopefully wiser and things that were once fun aren't anymore. I like sunny and 70* NY can keep their 6 months worth of snow.