This is really the first BIG storm of this winter. Oh, we got a few snowstorms in November and December, but they dumped maybe 6 or 8 inches and then left. This bad boy? Well, let's say he's settled in and has his feet up on the coffee table. It started snowing on Thursday, New Year's Eve. We lost electricity briefly that night, but they were restored and then it kept snowing all day Friday and Friday night. Now it is Saturday, and it has been snowing and blowing all day again today. It is forecast to continue through the night and all day tomorrow, tapering off sometime Sunday night or Monday morning. Ugh.
My sermon for tomorrow morning has been postponed until next month due to the bad weather. See, UUs have the good sense to cancel services when the weather turns to shit.
Congregationalists? Not so much. I have to be at the church nice and early to get the paths and steps cleared so people will be able to get in for the 10 a.m. service. My plan is to arrive at around 5 and start clearing. When I was there this afternoon, the walkways I shoveled first were already covered with an inch of snow by the time I finished the last ones. I expect tomorrow morning will offer a similar kind of exercise. It feels like a WPA project, only I clear the path and nature fills it back in again. Grr.
With any luck, I'll get some pictures of what I'm doing, but those may have to wait for Monday's final clean-up round. Stay tuned.