Saturday, February 2, 2013
Baby, it's cold outside but that's okay as long as I'm next to the warmth of our woodstove roaring away on this brutal 12 degree day. It's not as cold as some spots in the world, so I'm happy with that. But 12 degrees is, well, 12 degrees and that is pretty chilly in my book.
We're on the second wave of snow according to the weather people. Yesterday was a Lake Effect Snow Storm Warning, now we're getting snow from a Northern Clipper. One more wave is coming tomorrow through Monday. We don't have a lot of snow accumulation where we live, but it's enough that the roads are not nice...
That means spending extra time cleaning and thawing your cars before you can think of going somewhere. That's part of the cost of a winter storm. It takes more time to get things done, so it slows you down and it's an inconvenience for sure.
But, maybe the slowing down part isn't so bad. It slows us down to make us realize how good things were before the storm and how fine they'll be after them.
After all, it takes the storms in life to make us appreciate the sunny days and how the sun always shines after the rain...or snow in this case.
Storms can either make us afraid or make us stronger. I like the second choice better...
Here's a short video produced by my son of some winter footage around our small town...enjoy!
Hoary Madtown - A Frozen Wasteland from Luke Roberts on Vimeo.
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