Bob "RealMan" Timm
I used to be Snow White but I drifted
--- Mae West
Please keep Bob "RealMan" Timm and his family in your thoughts and prayers in Minot, North Dakota. I'm originally from Chicago, not far from Downtown Chicago where Lake Front temperatures were almost always freezing cold in Winter. Then, I moved to Lake County, 8 miles south of the Wisconsin border before moving to Texas where it often felt colder and I was stranded more frequently because I lived in an unincorporated and rural area.
As I sit in a warm place at home in Texas, the hair on my arms stands on end when I read Bob's post and saw his pictures. It reminded about how cold, cold can be when you get that much snow dumped all at once and you have nowhere else to go because the snowplows can't plow everything at once and more snow is still coming.
Bob's post reminds me a lot of the back-breaking job it is to shovel. Being stranded in my car in snowdrifts on Interstate highways, hoping and praying someone wouldn't plow into me, the night my daughter was born on the day of a blizzard, hoping I'd get to the hospital, or the day my car door froze because I washed it the night before, or the day my son was born in February, another blizzard birthday in the Feager family, or my frost bitten hands from walking to school and losing my gloves.
Please visit Bob and send him warm wishes.