Thursday, March 22, 2012

Loaded down with garbage

Second Day of Spring

We don't get a lot of snow in Vancouver, Washington, and certainly not in the spring, so what was the deal with four inches of snow in my yard this morning? And I don't like to be the first one to slide down this hill because halfway down it drops off on either side into a creek. Add all the trees bending down in their white splendor, waiting to sink their bare branches into my car's paint, simply adds to the tension of the commute.

But worst of all, I wasn't able to drag my garbage can 200 feet through the snow to the end of my driveway. My dad would have done it. Barefoot. Uphill both ways.

I'm a weenie.

And I suspect my neighbors watched the news predicting snow overnight and ran their cans out before they went to bed last night.


  1. It's spring in St. Augustine. 80's and sunny. I just cannot relate. Except I don't wheel (mine has wheels) my trash can to the street if
    1. I'm tired
    2. It's too late
    3. It's too early
    4. I'm tired
    That's why I'm glad it's the size of a Smart Car. It can hold a couple weeks' worth.

    1. Max,

      Thanks for the...ah...validation/harassment. When you are weathering ship for the next blow, I'll have to let you know we are planning a barbecue in the back yard.

  2. Nobody likes a braggart. Be careful or you'll have a spate of cousins moving in next door.

  3. Oh, that comment was direct at Max, not you, Melanie.

    1. Oh, thanks for clearing that up. I'll let you and Max duke that out. LOL

  4. Two hundred feet? In the snow? It might as well be 200 miles! I'm not judging!

    Oh, photos are lovely!



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