As old Digby O’Dell, the friendly undertaker used to say, “Cheerio, I’d better be… shoveling off”.
If you’re old enough to remember that, you’re too old to shovel snow – but I’ll be doing it anyway all day tomorrow.
And those who are not being Nemo’d don’t have to rub it in. But you will.
I hear CT has been closed down and pics I’ve seen of NY’s LIE don’t look good – rescue vehicles stuck, etc.
Doesn’t seem to have the winds a real Nor-Easter usually has and I don’t hear about power outages.
It’s just a very heavy snowfall.
I grew up in the Colorado mountains and I’ve seen a lot worse – towns in the higher elevations where you entered/exited your house thru the 2nd floor.
Even in my relatively lower elevation, it wasn’t uncommon to be at least 8′-10′ deep.
And we walked to school in the snow. At 40° below. Barefoot. Uphill. Both ways. – h/t Bill Cosby
Of course, life and the infrastructure were simpler and we’re a lot more dependent on mobility now.
Okay, I’ve been procrastinating but it’s time to go out and attack the white stuff.
Back in a few hours.
My neighborhood looks so pretty – like a Picture Postcard.
But like steeleweed, a few of us will be going out to attack the white stuff. Got stuff to do and too much snow never stops a Canadian.
We here in the NW corner of CT were spared..we only got 10″ while folks 1/2 hour to the north, east and south got the 2-3′ version. It still took four hours to shovel my driveway. The neighborhood fauna must have been busy; where pristine snow lay last night, tracks of at least four different animals zigzagged across the yard this morning and apparently two deer spent the night sleeping up against the house.
As others have pointed out above, many people deal with a lot more snow a lot more often. Judging by the way the weatherbunnies on TV carry on hysterically these days, one might conclude we have no coping skills at all any more.