Hey, two more snowfalls and no injuries shoveling, so I am at .670 for the season. WINNING!
In recent years, ,snow fall has been declining and winters have been getting warmer overall. Fuck you, AGW deniers. Seriously.
But anyway, it has gotten to the point that up here the construction industry has become used to being able to work pretty much year round, with a few more days where work can’t be done in the winter months. It has gotten to the point where the cliched “White Christmas” was pretty unusual; doesn’t look like it will be a problem this year. It’s looking like a real outlier. You know what that means, though:
FIRE UP THE
I remember winters like this when I was a kid. A foot of snow for Christmas was pretty typical. One year, when I moved to Milwaukee, the snow was so deep that at street corners, the shoveled snow was piled so high you would have to kind of peek out from the cut between snowbanks to see if there were cars coming. In many places, there simply was no place to put the shoveled snow, and the City had to engage a fleet of dump trucks and end-loaders to move it elsewhere.
Makes us tougher, is all. Increases our drinking capacity. weeds out the weak and whiny. Yeah, sometimes cannibals, but just those couple of times.
Makes the cats rely on each other for warmth:
EDIT: One for paleo: