Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Ah, yes. Shoveling snow off the driveway. The wintery exercise that blows the flabby coronary muscles of dozens of aging, out-of-shape Wisconsin men every year. Will this year be my turn?

After I “retired” from the Air Force, I moved back to Wisconsin because I remembered liking four seasons, and after living in so many places that had two or less, I thought I wanted to go back to having the full four.

Oddly, Misawa was the last place I lived before I came back to Wisconsin. There are four seasons in Misawa, just like Wisconsin. Also, just like Wisconsin, I had to shovel snow in Misawa. Lots of it. I wonder why that didn’t set off alarm bells in my head?

Anyway, today was the first day in winter when I had to shovel the driveway. In my mind, that ought to be the first official snowfall of the year. If you don’t have to shovel it, it really shouldn’t count.

snowfall | 9:25 am CST
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  1. 1 tristan forward said at 3:56 pm on December 17th, 2011:

    when you’ve completed your domestic duties, will you have time to go skating on thin ice before it gets dark ?

  2. 2 Dave said at 9:34 am on December 18th, 2011:

    I can only hope. At this time of year, it starts to get dark about fifteen minutes after the sun rises. As for skating on thin ice, I seem to find myself on that more often than not.