Monday, March 10, 2008

Winter's Last "Huzzah!"

(that's "Hurrah" for those of you born after the early 19th century)

Over the weekend, Norwalk and most of the rest of Ohio got anywhere from 14 inches to 2 feet of snow dumped on top of us. We definitely had a good foot-and-a-half at our house. It began snowing about 10 a.m. Friday morning and didn't let up until about 5 p.m. on Saturday.

See The Norwalk Reflector for stories and photos.

All weekend Masses were cancelled in our part of the world. No one would have shown up anyway because no one could have shown up. The end of people's driveways were encased in ice and slush that had been pushed to the sides of the streets by road crews. It took me about 3 hours to get our driveway clean. The sidewalks were completely covered. And side streets weren't completely cleaned off until Sunday afternoon.

On top of all that, our clocks had to "spring forward" an hour during the wee hours of early Sunday morning. So, getting one's family to an 8:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday morning would have been an almost impossible task. Fortunately, the priests made it easy on us.

The postal carrier didn't bother to deliver the mail on Saturday. But somehow the little girl who delivers the newspaper managed to make her rounds. Imagine that. Now how much are stamps supposed to go up again in May?

Temperatures are supposed to be in the mid-to-upper 50s by the end of this week. I think the kids and I will make one last sledding run today, as it is likely to be our final opportunity this winter.

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