Sunday, December 21, 2008

White Christmas

I grew up in southern Indiana, where while it was cold enough to occasionally snow, we never really had much snow, and I'm not sure I remember ever having a White Christmas - though I distinctly remember singing the song in grade school and thinking how nice that would be. Living in Massachusetts for the past 8 years, I'm not sure I remember ever NOT having a White Christmas. And so it goes this year.



I know this latest storm swept through most of the northern United States, so I'm probably not alone in this snowy magic land. But our storm started Friday afternoon (I worked from home to avoid the 6-hour commutes of snowstorms past) and while it was reported to break Saturday morning and start back up Sunday, it never actually stopped.

Here are some pictures I took Saturday morning:




Jim loves his Ariens snowblower. For 3 1/2 years we shoveled every single time it snowed and then he got the snowblower last year off of Craig's List for some massive good deal. It has heated hand grips, a headlight, and crazy powerful moter to cut through the nasty stuff at the end of the driveway after the plows go by.

We also love our Subarus (yes, we have more than one) because while there is a snowstorm that just won't stop, we are not snowbound the weekend before Christmas!

Now if I can just convince myself to go downstairs and finish scraping paint off that stupid bathroom door...

4 comments:

Stacey Lund-Walker said...

You should come here. Although I complained a few weeks ago about it being cold, it's been in the high 60's and 70's lately. I won't see a white Christmas while we live here. Instead, it will be a brown Christmas (from all the dormant plants including the grass). White Christmas or brown Christmas? Which is worse?

Tiffany said...

The snow is ok for Christmas, but then it sould be gone immediately and turn into spring! Unfortunately for me, I'll have about 3 more months of the stuff...

Gabriella said...

Oooh. The house looks so pretty in the snow. I agree that after xmas spring should magically appear. Winter is for sukkas. Hooray for snow blowers, the best car(s) in the world and being able to work from home, though. Happy Holidays!!

Maya said...

Oh..., nice snow blower..., my husband who was the shoveler would have loved that!