Thursday, April 18, 2013

Is it spring yet?

Today was our third snow day this month. Yup, in April. Well, last week's snow days were actually ice days. The result of these days were people without power and lots of tree branches all over. As you can see from the picture, my neighbor ended up with quite a pile of branches. I'm not sure how we faired so well but we lost a few branches and they landed right at the curb where they are to be placed for city removal. So what does this all mean? Why do we get this winter weather in April, 12 days from May? Well, I come up with a few possible reasons. Maybe because we need to be reminded that we are not the ones in control. Maybe this was God's way of saying, "Slow down. Spend some time with your family. Help your neighbor out." It also gives us the chance to practice some citizenship and help out the community clean up. The high school students are planning to do community clean up tomorrow. What a great way to give back to the community.

I know one thing. It won't make me sad to see the Ice Princess and Suzy Snowflake head out of town.