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Old Man Winter Wasn’t Through With Us Yet


It was hard to believe that only a few days ago we only had a small patch of snow left in our yard. The tulips and spring crocuses were breaking through the soil and the robins were singing and frollicking in the trees. After a long winter, I think everyone was excited for an early spring.

Then Old Man Winter decided he wasn’t through with us yet. He started blowing snow our way since yesterday afternoon and he hasn’t stopped. So far, we have over 22 inches of snow with drifts taller than my son in the back yard. So much for hunting for eggs outside in the grass on Sunday πŸ™‚

Living in snow country may seem like a harsh life to some, but for us it helps to keep our spending down. Days like today where there is three feet of snow in our driveway makes us think twice about making a quick run to the store for something. We are forced to make do with what we have until the weather improves. We also have to ration some things like soft drinks to make sure they last a while longer.

They say the snow is going to keep on coming through Friday with the winds decreasing tomorrow morning. I’m not sure how much snow we’ll have when this storm leaves, but it will probably be over two feet. Secretly, though, I hope we get more than that so we can do a little more sledding before the snow melts again πŸ˜‰


  • Reply Jeremy |

    Well all I can say is #&%^$ winter!

    I love Michigan, I love the change of seasons, but winter can seriously chill out now. We had an early cold snap last fall and now a late cold snap right now and I’ve had enough.

    Six months of temps near freezing and/or with snow is a bit much for me. All I want to do is keep the windows open, let the fresh air in and spend time outside πŸ™

  • Reply AKB |

    THe cold here is nice and refreshing but it also shows me not to pack up my sweaters too early and I find out I realy hae to do some clothes shopping. My short sleeve shirts are too tight, old, or stained to wear to work and look presentable. I do not have to dress up business but I do still have to look like a respectable human being and not some slob who just woke up and came to work. My sweaters still look nice so I am happy this happened. Love the blog, come see mine, please…

  • Reply Debt Hater |

    Where I went to college, it snowed and was grey nine months of the year. It was pretty at first, but then it got annoying. I could never do it again.

  • Reply Jen |

    22 inches of snow? Ok, I’ll stop complaining about the sleet and slush we got here in Boston. At least I don’t have to shovel it, and it should all melt soon.

    As for keeping the sweaters and such out, last year I don’t think I put my down comforter away until late April.

  • Reply Elizabeth |

    I’m interested that bad weather keeps you from spending money. I live in NYC, and I think people order in more when the weather is bad. In my case, I could stay home tonight and rustle up something from my kitchen cabinets, or I could order in (that always comes to $20 with tip) or I could literally go across the street to the grocery store that’s open from 7:00 a.m. to 11PM. Not to mention there are 24 hour Korean markets just three blocks away, and I’m also sleepy. For some reason, a Starbucks or a Dunkin Donuts coffee at this moment is more tempting than coffee I make myself.

    Food is *always* where I spend more than I plan, and this city is all about making it easy for you to spend. I’m going to make coffee and see if being more awake keeps me from ordering in.

  • Reply Bill |

    I love it down here is the south (Texas) where our winters are brief or non-existant. What keeps me from going out and spending money is the torrential rains we sometimes get.

So, what do you think ?