"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Oh sNOw!

This view isn't normal for 30 October. It doesn't even rise to the level of abnormal. In fact, it's apocalyptic.

As you see, we experienced historic snowfall overnight. Not merely for the date (29-30 October) but we seem to have set a record for amount of snow totals within roughly a 12-hour time period--in any season! It's unprecedented even for mid-winter.

Around the Lodge are spots covered with about 18 inches of snow, and other areas where nearly 2 feet accumulated, far, far in excess of what we initially were led to expect. Our snow plow man is getting an early start to his busy season. We lost power, and are thankful for the generator.

The sun is now out, the skies have cleared, the snow has begun melting. But with so much, it won't go away any time soon.

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