There is snow in the forecast. John Wheeler is predicting three to six inches tonight and into Sunday. Hmmm…I am not so sure that we’ll get that much. Of course, I am not a meteorologist or a climatologist, but where snow is concerned I have been Nancy Drew since the fall of last year.
As Nancy Drew I solved the mystery of a a fairly snow-less winter last year. Here is the evidence I used:
1) I invested in a snow blower last year – a brand new bright and shiny one from Sears.
2) I have Mike around who says he actually enjoys the activity of snow blowing.
3) The universe often relishes in the opportunity to give me the finger.
The above evidence led me to the conclusion that the lack of snow was directly tied to the purchase of that snow blower, the capacity to use it, and the little grudge match between me and the universe. And here we are on winter two with the still new snow blower and so far the snow for the season has been pretty much non-existent. I can’t help but think that this is round two of the virgin snow blower. It makes sense to me – I have a three year warranty/service contract on the snow blower - just watch, that snow blower will sit until year four and then we’ll have a winter like the winter of 1996/97 and the darn virgin snow blower won’t work when I finally need it and it won’t be under a warranty/service contract.
Well, the proof will be in the pudding – or the snow, or lack thereof, tomorrow. We’ll see if I am still on the universe’s list of humans to mock. If the universe has moved on to other things there will be one happy guy outside with a bright and shiny snow blower tomorrow. I think that would be one for the win column.
Day one thousand two hundred and fifty of the new forty – obla di obla da