It might have caught the attention of some of you that we had a little bit of snow here in New England over the weekend. We actually got off pretty lightly here in Western Massachusetts, and by “lightly” I mean “only two feet of snow”, and also that our street was ploughed by midday Saturday and we never lost power (I don’t think anyone in Western Mass did, or only an isolated few). We still had chest-deep drifts and everything shut down for two days, but that’s small peanuts compared to what hit coastal Connecticut and eastern Massachusetts. We have had decent snowfall in the last three years – our first winter here gave us two or three feet on the ground for months running – but this is probably the most in one fell blow. And it was pretty fell.
We also learned some important lessons about precautions to be taken when confronted with waist-deep snow drifts. To wit:
And then it snowed another two inches on Monday morning. If I don’t check back in by next week, send someone. I might be in an even bigger snowbank somewhere, looking for my keys.