|February 2, 2011|
Flash forward to this year. Here it is February 3rd and we have had about an inch of snow total spaced over three different 'storms'. None of them were worth clearing the driveway but I did it just to keep the snow blower engine lubricated and ready to run when we really did get snow. Also, had I not cleared it, the snow would have frozen the driveway into an ice rink for the rest of the winter. At least in a normal year that is.
This year, I'm not sure we have had a day yet where the high wasn't above freezing. This is saying a lot since our normal highs are below freezing for the entire month of January and most of February. Instead, we have had the last two weeks with temperatures in the mid to upper 50's! I was actually doing yard work in a short sleeved t-shirt just a couple days ago!
Yesterday, the groundhog saw it's shadow and thus we have six more weeks of winter. I'm still waiting for winter to start.