Funny, like, ha ha!

by statia on February 11, 2010

Remember when I moved to California, and said that I never wanted to see snow again, and then maybe a year or so later, I rethought that, because I missed the seasons.  So we moved back here, what, three years ago, and for two winters, nary got a dusting, and I felt jilted?

Remember that?

No?

Me either.

It is without fail that the Meester will go away somewhere, and everything will go to shit.  It is murphy’s law.  I pretty much bet that this is the way it always is, with every family.   The Meester has been at a sales conference this week, and unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard something along the lines of “MIDATLANTIC POUNDED WITH SNOW FOR 24 HOURS STRAIGHT.”  Or something like that.   You’ve probably also heard that this is the second large snow storm we’ve had in FIVE days.   So the snow outside is up to my armpits.   This wouldn’t be so much of a pain in the ass, except it’s just me, and two small children, one who has a cold, and both who are very cranky and have cabin fever.

I have to say, that in general, most of our neighbors keep to themselves.   Some of my neighbors I do not like.  Most of them I do not mind.  One of them, I want to open mouth kiss and maybe build a statue of him in my living room, because he not only plowed my driveway once, but THREE separate times.  You think that might be a little awkward?  Yeah, me too.  I’ll probably get him some wine and a nice cheese basket, instead.  Our neighbors with snow blowers are very gung ho.  They plow the sidewalks, they bail people out.   They go beyond being neighborly.  I want to think that it’s because they’re nice people.  And they are very nice people. But I think another part of it is that we generally don’t get that much snow.  So they have these snow blowers sitting in their garage.   And I like to think that they go out there from time to time, to go visit their snow blowers, wistfully sighing, while petting them and saying “there there buddy, you’ll get your time to shine.”   So, they’ve all shined, while I’ve been unable to go outside, and leave a baby and a toddler inside by themselves so that I could shovel myself out.  Although, I’m not sure I could even if I wanted to, it was just that much snow.

So to recap, two small kids, lots and lots of motherfucking snow, no TV, flickering power (thank GOD, it did not go out), by myself.   I miss my husband.  Not because he would have shoveled, but have you ever tried to have an intelligent conversation with a toddler?   Yeah, I never want to see the snow again.

Remind me of that, next year.

{ 7 comments }

Faith February 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Hahahaha! I was thinking that same way, except I’d imagine that if I had a snowblower, I’d just be out there having a good time blowing the snow to the side wih very little effort, and it’d be hard to stop without doing at least a couple of driveways and some sidewalks getting done in the process. It’s like popping a zit, if you will. You get one done, and you’re bound to look for others that need to be done. (But that might make me weird. Not sure…)

Shelly February 11, 2010 at 1:49 pm

I think the statue is a grand idea. In general I think people are assholes, but it’s times like this that I am surprised and reminded there are a few good eggs out there.

Plus, now you can totally lord his absence over your hubby’s head. He totally owes you for missing out on this!!

jesser February 11, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Yup. Like clockwork, if Matt goes out of town it snows or the kids get sick … or both, like this time. Although the snow was pretty trivial … this time. In Oct it was a few feet.

That is lovely about your neighbors. I really do think the world has some pretty good people in it. I would probably be building a statue as well … maybe a cheese sculpture? Name a star after him. ;)

Hope you dig out soon and get your meeeester back.

Veronica February 11, 2010 at 9:45 pm

And this makes me grateful we don’t get snow. It gets bitterly cold, but it rarely snows.

Hope that you can get out soon!

diamond dave February 11, 2010 at 11:55 pm

I too have about had enough of the snow. And this is down in Arkansas, where there is seldom more than one winter weather event per year, but we’re on our third in two months with more on the way. Not quite armpit deep snow, but enough to disrupt traffic in a city that has very limited equipment to keep the roads clear in winter. C’mon spring! (though that’ll likely bring the tornadoes. Crap.)

Mina February 12, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Ditto. I hate the color white right now.

Old School/New School Mom February 19, 2010 at 8:49 am

Lady, you crack me up! I would want to make out with that neighbor too. I feel you. This is when I am grateful that I live in NYC. No plowing necessary! Leave that one to the incompetent government officials! I don’t ever want to think about shoveling snow. It gives me the shivers.

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