As of today we have our first winter storm of the 2010/11 winter season bearing down on us. It really is interesting to note how different this winter has been compared to the winter last year. By this time last year we had already endured over 32 inches of snow on the ground. I had personally shoveled several hundred pounds of snow, and helped our neighbors get their van up the hill we live on and into their own driveway. On Christmas morning last year my wife and I had to dig out a path through four and five foot high drifts to extract our van out of the garage. This year no such undertaking has been required yet.
I have never once personally used a snow blower to clean up our property in all the years I have been alive. By the end of last year my will was certainly almost broken. So the mild winter we have had so far is a pleasant respite obviously. One thing is certain about the weather around here though. Keep your shovels , and your boots at the ready because winter will rarely go out with such a whimper around here.
How is everyone else coping with the winter in their part of the world?