Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Fourteen Inches

That's how much snow is on the ground in my front yard right now. There were probably about four inches left over from the last snowfall, so that means another ten fell between roughly 5:00 pm yesterday and 3:00 pm today. All classes were canceled at the university (and that hardly ever happens), and Monica's office was closed as well. So we had a snow day. I remember when the prospect of a snow day was the most wonderful thing in the world. I'd be glued to the radio praying to hear that school was canceled. It doesn't hold the same charm these days. It meant shoveling the driveway (twice) and thinking about all the work I have to do at the office.

So, we leave for China two weeks from tomorrow, and we're both freaking out. Monica spent the day baking cookies to keep her mind off the enormity of what's about to happen. And, of course, we don't want to keep a bunch of cookies around the house, so we took them around to the neighbors.

The photo on the right shows what the street next to our house (Duff) looked like at around 5:00 pm today. Of course, by then the plows had been through. Before that it was a mess; no fewer than four different cars got stuck on it over the course of the day. One of them was ours!

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