We’re doomed. All of us.
Ok, that may be a little overstated but to listen to the forecast for much of us residing in the Midwest we are indeed in for a doozie of a winter storm. To listen to the weather procrastinators…I mean prognosticators, it will be, by all accounts, the Storm of the Century. Considering we are on the short side of this Century I guess that’s a pretty safe prediction to be making. But, when you consider the relatively mild winters we’ve had as of late I can see why everyone is getting worked up over it.
Why, when I was a kid (doesn’t that make me sound old and curmudgeonly?) we were regularly drilled with snow storms that would net 12 inches or more, multiple times in a year. Of course as a kid we relished all that snow. Piled so high on both sides of the driveway we felt like mountain climbers conquering the worlds tallest peaks. Now as adults, it is another obstacle to overcome over the course of a given workday. Up at 5am instead of 6am, all to clear a path out of the driveway when I would much rather be curled up in bed staying warm next to Sweetness (hot-blooded that woman is!). I’m certain the neighbors love the sound of that snowblower at that hour of the young day. Heck with ’em. If I’ve got to be up, so do they.
It’s quiet outside my window right now, though the skies are grey and ominous.
Signs of things to come? And there’s been an air of suspense about the pending storm circulating throughout the office today. Plans and preparations being made to weather Snowmageddon 2011.