Saturday, March 13, 2010

Goodbye, snow!

People who drive a snow plow for a living are generally paid by the job, rather than by the hour. Thus they go fast, often taking out mailboxes as they fly by.
One morning I saw this enormous machine slowly and carefully plowing, without the usual burst of speed, and given the care being taken, was not at all surprised to see a woman driving it. Larry measured the plow blade - it is fifteen feet across.

For now the snow is all gone!! On Thursday it was 71 degrees F with delightful sunshine. Friday was another warm and sunny day, and then today's rain finally washed away the last of the snow. At least for now. :>} I don't think we've ever had a snow free April, but this makes a nice change. The roads are a good two feet wider than when they're lined with snow piles.
I have Larry's hat about half finished. Next I'm planning to make a pink pig. ;0)
I have been the most terrible procrastinator today. I have had a pair of pants to hem for a co-worker for TWO WEEKS, and still haven't gotten myself in gear to do it. There is nothing difficult about it, it won't take long, and she is one of the nicest people in the world, so what is wrong with me??

4 comments:

Daisy said...

I'm so glad to see the snow go! :-)

I am looking forward to seeing Larry's hat and the pink pig you are planning. As for hemming a pair of pants, there is nothing wrong with you. If you are like me, you'd just rather do something fun and creative like your knitting projects than to work on hemming or mending. I like how your helper lies in your lap while you are working there. HA! :D

Jodie said...

We all have days like that. I try and write myself a list - there is not like crossing things off a list !

Suzanne said...

I cant believe that the snow ploughs take out mail boxes, do they have to go back and fix them.
I am a bad procrastinator as well, hence my piles of washing.
I am so happy to hear you are still enjoying your knitting.

The Gingerbread House said...

Well,don't you look like Nancy Homemaker all snug and cozy knitting away :o)...what a show off makes me feel as lazy as the noon day Sun ....I'll just think about doing something tomorrow :o)
Ginny