Post-blizzard pros and cons

Friday, February 8th, 2008 | Uncategorized

Pros:
1) Snow! And good snow for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, at that. (If I had a sled, I’d probably be over at Riverside Park with it. Also looks like good sledding snow.)

2) Everyone is so freakin’ nice to each other. In the last two days, I’ve seen more people come out to help strangers dig or push their cars out. We’re all stuck in the same snowy mess. You help someone else now, someone may help you later if you need it. Snow karma. It’s a wonderful thing. (Even though I haven’t needed any help from anyone so far, I’ve jump-started a car for a neighbor who left his lights on, helped push a guy out of a parking spot, and stopped in the middle of the road on my drive home — don’t worry, there were no other cars around — to tell a pedestrian she’d dropped her glove about 10′ back.) Plus you actually see neighbors out talking and working with each other. It’s getting a little on the rare side these days. It’s nice to see it still happens. Makes me feel all warm & fuzzy.

3) Actually feels like a proper winter in Wisconsin.

Cons:
1) My street and the ones on either side of it? Still not plowed as of this morning. Come on, City, this is ridiculous.

4 Comments to Post-blizzard pros and cons

ivan
2/8/2008

Have been following the ‘weather adventures’ of your part of the country with much interest.

drezdn
2/8/2008

The highlight/lowlight of the snow for me was last night when the Budweiser truck got stuck in front of Wolski’s.

I was shoveling out my car at the time, so I would watch people try to drive up Pulaski and then traffic back up as they would end up turning around.

Finally another beer truck came to block the street off.

czeltic girl
2/8/2008

I think stuck beer truck should equal free beer for all who help dig it out.

bb
2/9/2008

If we’d had a winter like this years ago, we might still be in the “snowhoe” business. Makes ya think, doesn’t it?

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