Monday, January 19, 2009

I Am Through With Winter

I totally feel like the snowstorms this weekend caught me off guard.

Were we really forecast for THIS MUCH snow?

Just staring at the piles and piles of white mountains...

And having shoveled at least 4 or 5 times already this year (somehow I appear to have inherited this responsibility for my entire building)...

And seeing little melting relief in the 10-day forecast...

I'm so fortunate that my job does not require the use of public transit and the resulting life as a downtown pedestrian. I've already lived much of the past few weeks in wool socks and hiking boots. Walking on slick, brown slush-covered sidewalks through puddles of indeterminate depth at each intersection is just a miserable experience.

This is also my first winter enjoying thrice-daily dog walks in such conditions. Last year's temperate January was a cake walk compared to this.

Tonight I had to make my way to the Back Bay for dinner. 20 minutes until the #9 showed up on Broadway, and another 15 until it rescued me from the Copley Square bus stop. Short, gingerly-taken steps amid the snowmuck in between. Another dog walk upon my return.

It's just very tiring - simply getting around. I'm ready for the Spring.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like snow but it is alittle bit too much lately!! my arms still sore from shoveling last couple days and elbow & butt still hurts .... fell while snowboarding from last week. I'm so beated, and I am looking forward for the spring also.

Josh said...

As trustee of your building, I'm sure you could give yourself a little remuneration for your shoveling efforts.

Anonymous said...

"And seeing little melting relief in the 10-day forecast..."

Ah, yes. To be a Bostonian in winter is to be a 10-day forecast addict.

Janice Harms said...

Here in North Texas it's sunny with a predicted high of 78 degrees. I don't know how ya'll deal with all that snow. It's pretty, but I don't want to have to shovel it to get to my car.