Well this past weekend's snowstorm was not nearly as dramatic as predicted, but
we did end up with an actual coating of snow out there when it was done. This
allowed us to experience one of the benefits of condo living, where someone else
is responsible for keeping the great outdoors in check. We already got tastes of
this during the summer when we didn't have to worry about lawn care and earlier
this fall when leaf removal was somebody else's problem. But dealing with this
pre-winter snow was the real payoff. At some point after the snowfall ended
the plows showed up and cleared the middle of the parking area. They then
sounded their horns signaling it was time to move our cars. Once these were
temporarily relocated, they plowed out the rest of the lot, and the whole thing
was taken care of in about 20 minutes. This was pretty fantastic, as it will
hopefully prevent me from becoming a shoveling-related death statistic, not to
mention the timing of taking place right after I recently tweaked my back.
RIP Star Trek Writer D.C. Fontana, 1939-2019
. Thanks Neutronbeam.