Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snow Day

Can we talk about something other than the weather on this blog?

No. No, we cannot.

For starters, all New York is pretty much obsessed with the snow right now. Snowiest January ever. We got 19 inches last night, which was about 16 more than was predicted, and 1 inch less than the storm that brought the city to its knees. I still don't really have the right footwear for times like these. Why don't I just buy snow boots, you ask? Because it doesn't snow THAT much here. Ugh. As usual, I'm an idiot.

But today, my shoes stayed warm and dry and salt-free. Because it was officially a snow day. Government offices were closed, baby. Just after I started to brag about it to Yvonne, she got an email saying she didn't have to come in either. Sweet. So we each did a little work from home, continued Yvonne's usual workday routine of tea and a muffin at 11:00 (only this time, it was tea for two) and took lunch at the diner next door. That place, by the way, has never seen so much business on a Thursday afternoon. There were like 18 kids there, with their sleds parked at the front door, plus a slew of adults like us. We had our usuals (grilled cheese for her, lumberjack special for me), I went into a food coma for a few was pretty much the best workday ever.


Yvonne said...

Oh the subject of snow...Dan, who has probably never shoveled snow in his life, tells me that if we ever had a house where snow shoveling was required, he would actually enjoy shoveling the driveway. Said he would find it invigorating and a good workout. I am calling bull. First time it happens, maybe. Anytime after that...major complaining. Anyone is invited to pipe in their opinion.

Heather said...

The day he hits an uneven edge on a sidewalk and it sends the shovel pole into his gut, will be the day he hires someone else to do the "workout".

Peter said...

I love/hate the shoveling. I have a snow blower for the big stuff but alaways shovel when I can. Ok, I really love it in December, It's ok in January, hate it in February. Bring on Spring!!!

Peter said...

August 15 - Moved to our new home in Jersey. It's so beautiful here. The lake to the north looks so majestic. I can hardly wait to see it snow covered. I'm going to love it here!

October 14 - Jersey is definitely the most beautiful place on earth. The leaves have turned all the colors and shades of red and orange. Went for a ride through the park and saw some deer. They are so graceful. Certainly they are the most wonderful animals on earth. This must be paradise, I

November 10 - Deer season will start soon. I can't imagine anyone wanting to kill such a gorgeous animal. Hope it will snow soon. I love it here. Those red and orange leaves have covered my yard. Looks like a magnificent multi-colored carpet. HOW BEAUTIFUL. Raking and cleaning up the yard will be an opportunity for invigorating exercise in the cool crisp air.

November 15 - Ah, more leaves and more exercise.

November 18 - Jesus, still more leaves. Guess it's best to wait until they've all fallen before I rake again.

November 25 - Finally, all of the trees lost their leaves and with today's final raking it's over for this season. Chiropractor suggested I use a lawn maintenance service next year. Only four blisters became infected. Should probably remember to use gloves.

November 30 - What the hell? Where did all of those leaves come from? Had a little wind last night and the lawn is covered again. Oh well, they'll just have to wait until spring.

December 12 - It snowed last night, FINALLY. Woke up to find everything blanketed in white. It looks like a postcard. We went outside and cleaned the snow off the steps and shoveled the driveway. Had a snowball fight (I won) and when the snowplow came by and we had to shovel the end of the driveway again. What a beautiful place. I Love Jersey!

December 14 - More snow last night, I love it. The snow plow did his trick to the driveway again. I Love it here.

December 19 - More snow again last night. Can't get out of the driveway. Can't to get to work. I'm exhausted from shoveling. The damn snowplow.

December 22 - More of that white shit fell again last night. As if dealing with the leaves weren't bad enough, now I've got blisters all over my hands from shoveling, must remember to wear gloves. I think the snowplow hides around the corner and waits until I'm finished shoveling the driveway. The asshole.

December 25 - Merry Christmas. More frigging snow. If I ever get my hands on that son-of-a-bitch who drives the snowplow, I swear I'll kill the bastard. Don't know why they don't use more salt on the roads to melt the damn ice.

December 27 - More white shit last night. Have been inside for three days except for shoveling out the driveway after that plow goes through every time. damn gloves got wet and then froze on my hands. Doctor said it was just a mild case of frost bite, disfiguration is probably only temporary. Can't go anywhere, car is stuck in a mountain of white shit. The weatherman says to expect another 10 inches of the shit tonight. Do you know how many shovels full of snow 10 inches is?

December 28 - The jackass weatherman was wrong. We got 34 inches of that white shit. At this rate it won't melt 'till summer.

The plow got stuck up the road and the bastard came to the door and asked to borrow a shovel. After I told him I'd already broken six of them shoveling all the shit he pushed into the driveway, I broke my last one on his damn head.

January 4 - Finally got out of the house today. Went to the store to get food and on the way back I hit a damned deer that ran in front of my car. Did about $3000 damage. F...... beast should be killed. Wish the hunters had killed them all last November.

May 3 - Took the car to the garage in town. The thing is rusting out from all the f...... salt they put all over the roads.

May 10 - Moved to Palm Beach Gardens Florida.

David said...

Daniel didn't like raking leaves in the sunshine, I can't imagine he'd enjoy shoveling snow. I'm with you Yvonne: First time, awesome, after that, he does it out of necessity so he could drive to the record store.

Ara said...

He takes after his father, who loves the outside work, gardening and such. He would love it at first. But with everything else, you get sick of it.