Re: [gardeners] O.T. snow

George Shirley (
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 08:39:05 -0600

Bill Loke wrote:

> Maybe some of you have seen this before but you can get too much of a good
> thing.:-)
> December 8: 6:00 PM.  It started to snow.  The first snow of the
> season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by
> the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven.
> It looked like a Grandma Moses Print.  So romantic we felt like
> newlyweds again.  I love snow!
> December 9:  We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow
> covering every inch of the landscape.  What a fantastic sight!
> Can there be a more lovely place in the Whole World?  Moving here
> was the best idea I've ever had.  Shoveled for the first time in
> years and felt like a boy again.  I did both our driveway and the
> sidewalks.  This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up
> the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel
> again.  What a perfect life.
> December 12:  The sun has melted all our lovely snow.  Such a
> disappointment.  My neighbor tells me not to worry, we'll
> definitely have a white Christmas.  No snow on Christmas would be
> awful!  John says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter,
> that I'll never want to see snow again.  I don't think that's
> possible.  John is such a nice man.  I'm glad he's our neighbor.
> December 14:  Snow, lovely snow!  8" last night.  The temperature
> dropped to -20.  The cold makes everything sparkle so.  The wind
> took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway
> and sidewalks.  This is the life!  The snowplow came back this
> afternoon and buried everything again.  I didn't realize I would
> have to do quite this much shoveling, but I'll certainly get
> back in shape this way.  I just wish I wouldn't huff and puff so.
> December 15:  20 inches forecast.  Sold my van and bought a 4x4
> Blazer.  Bought snow tires for the wife's car and 2 extra
> shovels.  Stocked the freezer.  The wife wants a wood stove in
> case the electricity goes out.  I think that's silly.  We aren't
> in Alaska, after all.
> December 16:  Ice storm this morning.  Fell on my ass on the ice
> in the driveway putting down salt.  Hurt like hell.  The wife
> laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.
> December 17:  Still way below freezing.  Roads are too icy to go
> anywhere.  Electricity was off for 5 hours.  I had to pile the
> blankets on to stay warm.  Nothing to do but stare at the wife
> and try not to irritate her.  Guess I should've bought a wood
> stove, but won't admit it to her.  God I hate it when she's
> right.  I can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own living
> room.
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> January 8:  I feel so good.  I just love those little white pills
> they keep giving me.  Why am I tied to the bed?
> Please stoke some more coal into the sun!
> Friends are the flowers in the Garden of LIfe
> Bill Loke USDA 4b
> RR#1 Kars Ont K0A 2E0
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Absolutely great Bill. I laughed my FA off and the wife came in to see if I
was okay. The dog bit her when she touched me. I could about write the same
thing about the rain here in the swamps.