Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for…snow!  Yes, on the fifth day since it began snowing we still have quite a bit of snow.  I have always preferred the snow and winter to hot and humidity.  Someone at church told me that another lady and I were the only ones happy about the forecasted blizzard.  I was definitely happy.  But…I think I will also be happy to see some concrete again.

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Our street was finally plowed – last night.  The police towed the van which was stuck {mentioned in an earlier post} so that the plow could get through.  Our car was directly across from the van, so I’m glad they didn’t try to force through!

Mayor Bloomberg is taking a lot of heat for the slow response in clearing the snow.  Today Ben heard that the reason was a union protest.  They purposely delayed the snow removal in order to get back at Bloomberg for cutting 400 sanitation jobs over the last two years.  "They were told [by supervisors] to take off routes [and] not do the plowing of some of the major arteries in a timely manner. They were told to make the mayor pay for the layoffs, the reductions in rank for the supervisors, shrinking the rolls of the rank-and-file." (Read more here…)  Hmmmm.  I hope they get this “feud” settled before the next storm!

I dug out the car today while Elaine was napping.  Maybe I should have let Ben do it, but it felt good to get out and do something.  Then the bonehead {I mean that in the nicest way possible} who was parked behind me decided to dig his car out…and he piled it right behind my car.  Ugg!

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Halfway done digging out the car

I also ventured out…I stretched the milk as far as I could, and today there was none.  First I walked to the Post Office with Elaine {they are still not accepting and packages}, and then we grabbed the stroller and hit the market.  I had to carry the stroller across the intersections because of all the snow and slush, and the narrow walkways which had been cleared.  Elaine enjoyed being out of the house!

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Our steps – still a lot of snow on one half!

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