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As anyone in the eastern portion of Massachusetts is aware, there is a bit of snow hanging around, roughly hip deep on all the sidewalks.  About once a week we've been getting a new forecast of 8-12 or 12-16 inches of snow.  There is a pile of snow over 6 1/2 feet tall at the end of my driveway.  We now need a flagger to get out of it, as we have zero visibility.  Every snow storm the driveway shrinks down to just enough space for the cars to roll out.  The fence in the backyard isn't going to hold the dogs much longer as we have a foot of hard packed snow in the yard now.

Tomorrow and Wednesday we're getting more snow.  I guess it's almost a relief that so far I have had no need to go out in this weather.  With no job I don't HAVE to be anywhere at any specific time.  However that doesn’t get me out of the hour or two I get to spend shoveling every time, or clearing off my car in case the snow decides to freeze.  I haven't had to chip my car out yet, and the snow has been fluffy and light for the most part.  I am however finally getting a little tired of the snow.

I will say that any adult who doesn't own snow pants should really go out and buy a pair.  Get a good winter coat, waterproof gloves and some nice boots while you're at it.  I admit that having these things makes the snow a little easier to bear.  I go snowshoeing and spend a while each time thinking back to being 7 and not being able to give up playing in the snow until well after dark.  I recall the forts and the sledding.  I know that if I were 7 now I would have been outside digging and pretending every day for the last month.

I dare all the adults bemoaning the snow to get some nice warm gear and go outside for a while.  Embrace the free day from work and play with your kids in the snow.  At least stop obsessively buying milk and bread every time it might snow. 
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