Yay, the temp got above freezing finally! Boo- some nasty rain n piles of wet slush melting down all over. Every day I shovel the way to the road drain from the plow blocking it again. Everyday potholes grow more huge.
Woke up today to more wet snow piling up on the roads... Again the Cape n Southcoast are getting nailed (sigh)
. Guess other states are joining in the fun today. NOTE: We need sleds n sled dog rental service...
Dry snow is so much easier to drive thru, but the wet, sticky stuff is much more of a hassle.
Two Semi-trucks were stuck 50 feet apart across the road to work in opposite directions yesterday. Both front n back clipping snow banks trying to take turns that are now to tight into parking lots to make deliveries. Poor drivers were red-faced n angry, shoveling away at mountains of wet snow in the way.
More local, weather related damages were noticed this week. The covered walkway between stores along the shopping plaza was blocked off with workman making a pile of fallen bricks, not comforting. An auto tire store metal roof collapsed n they closed down. Businesses n economy are all taking a hit here.
The other day in the glass-covered entryway to Walmart there was a 30-ish guy in tan, insulated overalls holding a bag of groceries, while sitting on a bench eating. He was talking to a local young woman while they were waiting for rides, n I stopped to chat a few minutes after not having a cigarette he asked for.
Twenty feet away were a couple Walmart employees by the "In" door speaking to two cops. The dude was talking about being from the Lower Cape, then a moment later the cops came over, questioned n searched the guy! Turns out he'd just stolen some of that food, Plus they'd heard something had happened a few towns away he may be connected with. He had a knife in his long pocket- Now I'm glad I didn't leave that woman alone with that chatty stranger, because you never know...
I haven't walked to the cove water edge since the storm in January when this pic was taken. Since the snow has been too deep, n time eaten up by shoveling.
I have more snowy pics taken the past few weeks (n today), but still having problems getting more good than bad ones. Some will get posted soon. Today I had to shovel a foot again-