Land of Ice and Snow

Today brought the first Winter storm of the season to the Philly area. Overnight it began as snow, but by the time sunrise came the temperature had warmed significantly and the precipitation had turned to rain 1. The end result of this change over in our neighborhood is an inch or so of slush on…

Neighbors

Around 6 PM Saturday evening I received a text from one of my neighbors, “What are you doing?” I was in PJ’s and set up in front of a fire, but I texted back, “What are you doing?” He invited my wife and I to a game night. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to…

Shovel Party

As I made clear in my post yesterday, I am not “a snow guy.” The white stuff can all drop where people enjoy it, I like green too much. On the other hand, I do love it when a Christian congregation functions the way it should, and snow clearing is one way a church can…

It Snowed, lots

I am not a “snow guy.” It’s wet, cold, and stings when someone throws it at my face 1. Plus, it has to be removed. Stupid, “make walking safe for pedestrians,” sidewalks. Typically, I just use a snowblower to remove most of the snow. This reduces my hostile feelings toward the white stuff significantly, and…

Winter is Coming

I have to confess, I used the “winter is coming” idea even though I haven’t read Game of Thrones 1. I’m sorry. But Winter is, indeed, coming. In fact, it’s about to smack the Philly area upside the head in the form of a rather angry Nor’easter. The local forecasts are all calling for a…

Morning Snow

By this time last winter I was suffering from full-blown Seasonal Affective Disorder. It’s something I’d never experienced before, but the constant amount of snowfall, combined with never-ending stress during the holidays, set me over the edge. I was lethargic, moody, and just plain disinterested in everything. I’ve never wanted to move south in my…