Out first winter in this house was two years ago, and the snow was pretty
extreme, about half-way through the season I began to regret not having sprung
for a snow-blower. Last year we had hardly any snow at all, making me feel smart
for having not succumbed to that snow-blower temptation late in the previous
winter. On the other hand, this year has been one of the most extreme I can ever
recall, and here we are in the first week of March, and sure enough it is
snowing heavily once again. Since this is the month that comes in like a lion
and goes out like a lamb, it certainly seems too late in the season to go for
the automated snow remover, and if the pattern from last time follows, one won't
be needed for next year either, but I may just try and be smart about this (for
a change) and try to pick one up during the off season after spring has sprung.
Of course, as luck would have it, if I pick up a snow blower, we'll probably go
ten straight years without a flake, but at this point, that's a risk I'm willing
to take. Yeesh.