Monday, March 2, 2009.....
I have this theory of snow....and....shoveling. It's been a joke for years with my sister about shoveling my driveway. She would call and mention that she had to dig out her car and I would just respond with "If God put it there, he can take it away."
This has been my canned response for years and when my sister would comment that it might be cold for awhile, I'd always respond "it's going to be sunny in August".
Most people don't have the luxury of making this statement and sticking to it, but I do. Never mind I'm unemployed. Prior to unemployment, I worked from the house and lived alone. I was smart enough to buy enough food and contrary to belief, you can survive without milk, bread and eggs (note - was always told this is a must get at the grocery store prior to any storm - personally, I thought munchies, soup and anything else is a better choice).
Somehow, this practice has always worked for me (probably because I live in CT and not where there is endless snow storm after another and my driveway is short). I've never starved and managed to leave my house proving that God would eventually take the snow away.
Eventually, I met my husband. Sweet guy and loves to make sure that I have everything I need. The first year we started dating, he put up air conditioners for me that I refused to take out of windows that winter (after endless questions of why not take them out from people, my sister understood I didn't take them out of the window because I didn't know if we'd be together the following Spring...I digressed enough)....
The first summer, hubby shows up with an extra snow blower for my house. He's excited and wants me to start it. It's July. 108 degrees. Need I say more.
Never mind the heat, it's a SNOW BLOWER! I hadn't shared my theory with him and knew that I couldn't at that moment. I started it and thanked him for the generous gift. I knew there was room in my garage so I didn't have to worry about disrupting my natural balance of how I handle snow.
Although I still stand behind my theory, I live with Mr. Weather Channel who is prepared the moment it is announced snow will be falling and miraculously the snow disappears. Hmmm....that could be because of him, a shovel and a snowblower. Either way, snow is gone.