Winter Wonderland or Fortress of Solitude?
The snow is all there is. It's everywhere. It has no where to go. It's piles lie in monuments to the efforts of man to move them. They laugh as they witness our feeble efforts to reshape the world that nature has brought down upon us. The snow uses each unique flake and trillions just like it to form an immovable mass of supreme dejection. Alas, my nemesis snow, I cry out my defeat! Spare me more pain! Please show me mercy so that I may live with some chance of hope.
All there is, seems all that was, is snow.
Ok, there is my feeble attempt at an ode to snow. In short this is getting out of hand. Oh yeah, more snow for Saturday!
Here are some pictures so you will know what I am up against.
If you have seen many of my cooking pictures you will know how my back deck looks without tons of snow. Here it is now:
I have been keeping it shoveled off due to weight concerns causing damage.
I had a ladder out so I could work on the roof awnings. Here it is in the snow while I took a break:
Easy to leave it someplace!
Here is the driveway to the street, just wide enough to get a car out:
One from the front yard. You can just make out the orange markers we use to show the plow guy where to plow. It's not helping!:
See what I mean?
I turn 35 next month but one of my both greatest gifts and failings is that I am a huge kid at heart still! Faced with monster snow piles in the side yard I did what any kid would do. Break out the snow tube!:
The snow is super fluffy so tubing is not that effective. Still, starting down the hill:
I will not include the pictures where I got to the bottom and flipped right over due to deep fluffy snow! I really have to move to the equator.
On Monday I bought Hershey (HSY) due to an oversold condition and other factors. Earnings were this morning and they came in a little light. Not to worry, a mega bull market forgives all ills and the stock was up about 3% today. It was also up about 1% on Tuesday so I am sitting up 4% on this one for a couple days. I rolled up stops to preserve gains, but I am looking for $50 for an exit on this one. We shall see.
Have a good night.