Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Cleaning up after the storm

The city of Madison declared a snow emergency this morning after five inches of wet snow fell in yesterday's storm. The snow tapered off around sunrise and things are getting back to normal. The snow plows kept on top of the main roads in our area through the night, which was no small accomplishment. The winds meant that snow just kept blowing back onto the roads as soon as they were plowed. This morning, though, traffic on the major roads is moving along. They say it will take all day to get the side roads in good shape. 

What I see now as I look out over our neighborhood is the clean-up, people trying to clear sidewalks and plow out parking lots. Tom commented last night that it was nice to have a storm and he didn't have to shovel or run the snowblower. 

Actually, I think he liked doing that, but it was nice not to have to go  out into that wind. And such things have become harder for him, a major factor in our decision to move. Our first night here and already we are reaping a benefit of no longer being home owners responsible for dealing with nature's whims.

On the other hand, our own indooor clean-up continues. Little by slowly, as our friend Elton says, things are getting done. I told Lee that we are in the "Where the hell did I pack the regular envelopes? Where is the French roast coffee?" stage.

It will all come out in the wash if you rub hard enough, as my mother is wont to say. 

And yes, that photo below is part of the view north and west from the balcony/deck.The building in the distance is American Family Insurance.


Damien Malachy said...

Congratulations on the move. Hope you enjoyed Christmas with the family. I know Tom was looking forward to seeing his grandkids. Sorry you couldn't make it to Barona, but to be honest, we are amazed you could work in a trip to Chicago! Joy in the New Year in your new place from Daniel, Rover, Spot (meow, meow) and me.

John Gray said...

The British always complain about our weather.. But we never really have it as bad as you yanks

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for sharing your move with us. Packing and moving is seriously stressful. You are a great role model.

Michael Dodd said...

"I am the very model of a modern major mover-all.
I've information financial and somewhat geographical.
I know the roads of Dane County, and I quote the streets historical
From Wisconsin Dells to Madison, in order categorical."

Ur-spo said...

I miss snow; I miss too shoveling I particularly miss being snowbound and feeling snug without need to leave the house.