is how the weather forecasters describe every new snowfall we get here. As it was, my neighborhood wound up with about a foot of snow. There was some wind along with it, but that didn't make much of a difference here in town. Out in open country the snow drifted and the freeway was shut down further south. Folks around here forgot how to drive on icy roads and many spent a fun filled evening trying to get their vehicles out of the ditches. The tow truck drivers were ecstatic. Their finances are now looking pretty good. There were a few fender benders and a couple of jackknifed semis, all of which are par for the course when a storm rolls through here.
Oldest Son told me that the business where he works turned him loose about an hour early the night of the storm. Said it took him nearly twice as long to get home, but the worst part of the trip was when he got into town ahead of the snow plows. Said it took him a couple of tries to get into the parking lot here. Yesterday morning the lot still had not been plowed, so he then couldn't get out. Don't think he was too sad about having to take a 'snow day.'
Talked to my three youngest Grands on the phone last evening. Got caught up on all of their activities. My, but they are busy!! I surely do love hearing about what they have been doing. Afterwards I talked to their Daddy, my youngest. He works for a landscaping company that does snow plowing in the winter. It is his job to get the contracts and then to manage the crews who go out to remove the snow from driveways, parking lots, sidewalks, etc. He is also the person the clients call when they think their driveway should be plowed half a minute after the snow stops. He said that sleep would only be fond memory for the next couple of days.
Me...I watched the snow fall from the comfort of my rocking chair, which is the very best way to observe the latest Storm of the Century.
White Bear, Saskatchewan - Dale Redekopp
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