I’m in Genesee county MI, and after the last snow, with just one more inch, we’ll break the record for the most snow in recorded history. I believe we’re at 88.something now.
I love winter usually but this one has been brutal. Many days of snow so high I couldn’t (not because I was afraid to, but physically could not) get to the end of my road, to plowed streets. A six-day stretch of no power or heat because of the ice storm. Branches and trees down. Ridiculous electric & gas bills. Can’t walk dogs because everything has been encased in a foot or more of filthy, lumpy ice for months. Huge piles of snow blocking the view in intersections. Potholes that are potcanyons, a bonanza for auto body and tire shops but suck for drivers. I’m getting used to drivers ahead of me being erratic and they dodge and weave to avoid what are practically sinkholes in the road.
Dog shit in my back yard that is several months of snow-strata poop that I couldn’t get to in time, so I’m praying for a slow thaw instead of one that turns my back yard into muddy poop soup. I’ve bought bales of straw and spread them out by my back porch. I have not seen my yard in at least four months, because it’s covered with over a foot of four-month-old, now-nasty frozen snow. There has barely been a day since early December that I haven’t had to spend time de-icing, shoveling, scraping and salting various surfaces before leaving the house.
So, yeah. Thank you for allowing me to rant. I enjoy (usually) winter and understand that I live in a state that gets real winters, but this one has been…tiresome.