The girls and Kevin were finally able to successfully build a snowman yesterday. They had fun doing that and running around in the snow.
In the paper yesterday (but it was delivered today!) they showed the annual snow amounts for the last 132 years in a graph. In the winter of 1892-93 the Portland area had 60.9 inches on snow! On one day in December 1892, 14 inches fell. It is kind of interesting to look at the cycle of snow in the last 132 years and see that there are periods of little to no snow and then winters that get way above average. Kind of blows the global warming theory if you ask me. There are cycles in weather – there always have been and always will be. It was interesting to look at the snow totals on the graph and see that this storm that seemed so very severe and out of character isn’t necessarily. You can pass that information on to your husband after he is done shoveling your driveway!
It warmed up quite a bit this morning and things were thawing out. That is good overall, except that our backyard looks like a war zone with pieces of branches everywhere. As the ice and snow melted in the trees it came crashing down. I guess I shouldn’t complain (unless that branch we saw fall between the trailer and the fence actually hit the trailer) because losing a few branches is nothing compared to losing a tree or having a large limb land on your house. We are counting our blessings.