October 29, 2011

No Day for a Snow Day

I get it, it's weather. What are you going to do about it.

The scene out my front window
Obviously nothing unless I want to move. But that seems like a pretty big hassle every time that it snows. I like the snow, I really do, but in October? Not so much. I shouldn't have to take out my snow shovel before I I take out my rake. There is a big pile of leaves that still need to be cleared away, I guess I will get to it after I clear the snow from my sidewalk.

I know this shouldn't be too surprising, we do after all live in the northeast. But we just went to the beach in 90 degree weather three weeks ago! I can't for the life of me remember that sort of extreme change in weather in my life. My boys are confused, the idea of snow before we go trick or treating is baffling.

This was just three weeks ago
I do remember when I was a kid that there were a few cases of snow being on the ground during Halloween, but I grew up in upstate New York where it wasn't too unusual to have snow on Mothers Day. We all know the story, the weather was different back then. Everyone remembers piles of snow starting in November and not melting until May. Now it snows, it melts and repeats itself over and over.  You almost wish it would just stay there and not tease us so much.

Hopefully this isn't a repeat performance of last year.

We got hit with three big snowstorms last year, including one that dumped close to two feet us. It was an historic winter in that regard, and one that we will not soon forget. There was so much snow in fact that it made it hard to go outside and play in it. You couldn't sled, you couldn't walk, you couldn't do much but sit inside and drink hot chocolate. It's pretty, but when there is TOO much, there is not much you can do but sit around and look at it.

I don't know how much more shoveling I can do this year. Hopefully winter is getting itself out of the way early so it will be a quiet season. I would like to get some snow, maybe about six inches here or there so the boys can get out and enjoy it. Snow is fun, but too much is annoying.

Right now on October 29th, it's VERY annoying.

John Willey - Daddy's in Charge?



  1. Ha. We went trick-or-treating without jackets today. But, it'll be down to 38 tonight and 34 tomorrow, so it's not like we're in the midst of another heat wave or anything. I'm just not ready for snow yet.

    Friends back home got 10" today. Crazy stuff.


  2. I'm with you man. I love snow. In fact I make my own snow when the time is right, but there is just too much to do right now to have the snow on the gorund. Luckily I think it will probably melt away, but hopefully we'll get another month or so before the real snow flies!

  3. I'll be honest. I had so much anxiety all day yesterday that the power would go out. We're bunking with the in laws to save money for 3 more months and the summers 7 day no power event was a horrible experience I could only images how much worse it could be in the cold. Lucky we mostly got a mix of rain, sleet and hardly any snow.

    Yesterday was the first time in my life I was scared of snow. I'm hoping it wont be too bad this year. The weather predictions on Weather.com show's it's going to be a we bit wetter average temp winter in MD and up in PA where we plan to move.


  4. We lost power for about an hour and a half yesterday... It wasn't too bad. I fully expected the peer to go out because of some downed trees. Afterall a lot of the trees STILL HAVE LEAVES. Overall we got around three inches, Not the close to a foot some people got but annoying enough. It will be 60 degrees later in the week and we can all have a good chuckle over this.

  5. Snow is good for ONE thing - skiing! Here's THIS OLD GUY doing some crazy stuff for an OLD GUY:


  6. I've lived in Georgia my entire life and never seen any snow in October. This is a good thing, because we don't love the cold. As a matter-of-fact, I'm still wearing flip-flops in October. Good luck with the upcoming winter season:-)

  7. It came up too quick... I was out shoveling snow in my sandals. Gotta find my boots!

  8. I agree. October is too soon and I live in Northern Alberta. It's pretty cold here already, but we don't have snow...yet.

  9. We had trees down everywhere, after spending Saturday night listening to the cracks like shotgun blasts. We just got our power back on late last night...who woulda thunk it in October, even in New England??