Tuesday, January 06, 2015


First real snow of the winter. Not bad at all, really. Maybe four inches, tops, of easily-shoveled powder. I probably could have cleared the front walks with a push broom in a pinch.

Getting it shoveled promptly was important, because after it gets up to about 20°F at lunch today, the mercury is scheduled to plummet to -7°F tonight, and anything that has slightly melted is going to turn to sheets of ice.

Still, a little shoveling never killed anybody (although a lot of shoveling often does.)