Thursday, May 1, 2008
I thought May Day was meant to mark the end of the uncomfortable winter half of the year. I kicked off the month at traffic court. On my way there I drove through horrendous snows with little to no visibility. It was snowing so hard that while I stood in line at the courthouse I looked down the hall at what I thought was a frosted opaque window, only to realize later that it was snowing so hard that the view was just a sheet of white, blowing snow.
On the way home -- you can congratulate me on getting out of a $118 ticket -- I found that it was snowing so hard that by the time I scraped the snow off the car windows and got back in the car to back out of the parking space I could not see. It was a white-knuckle drive home. As I inched closer to our town the snow let up a bit, but I still found all my shrubs and flowers cloaked in wet, heavy snow.
Tomorrow I'll assess the damage.