Sunday, February 7, 2010

We Can Take Buffalo--Everyone Else Has

Snow is so common that I have omitted to note its falling at least two days out of Three.
William Henry Ashley

It is now being reported that this area is second only to Buffalo, New York in the amount of snow fall this year. Buffalo has the distinction of being one of two cities that have lost the most Super Bowls. In the case of Buffalo that means four consecutive losses with the last being in 1994. Fredericksburg has a unique opportunity to join New York, Washington, Dallas, and most every other city in the AFC based on this year's season, to send Buffalo home as losers! More snow predicted for Tuesday and possibly at the end of the week. I smell victory!

So what can I say--more snow pictures. During our latest snow storm I spent a few hours working with the city's Public Facilities crew shoveling snow downtown. The high points were the discovery of microwavable sausage and pancakes on a stick and a lunch of my personal favorite, Chef Boyardee Mini-Ravioli. The low point was looking back over a block of sidewalk which you just cleared of 8" of snow and ice to see another 3" on the ground... and growing.

This morning the sun was shining, a pair of cardinals were out adding a little color to the blanket of white, and my lower back and arms were killing me. Yet I could not pass up the opportunity to take some photos of one of the city's largest snowfalls. So off I went. This time accompanied by my wife and the family mutt to ensure my inner child wouldn't get the better of me. Don't think I would have survived the experience.........

The Kelly Family Compound
Home sweet home on Hanover Street. Took the photo at a low angle to make the amount of snow that I shoveled look a bit more impressive. Actually, my wife was also part of the snow removal detail. I shoveled the walkway, sidewalk and driveway twice Friday night. On Saturday morning I shoveled it again. You know how it is. I couldn't go out to play downtown,i.e., shoveling more snow for about 7 hours, until I finished my chores at home first. Pretty stupid huh?

28 comments:

  1. We tried to shovel Friday night as well, hoping to reduce the overall amount of snow we'd have to lift come Saturday. With the high winds it didn't work so well - all of our work on Friday was eradicated by the time the snow stopped Saturday.

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