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Snow foolin' - we were buried
March 14, 2013 - Taste Buds
This week marked the anniversary of the Blizzard of 1993, the Storm of the Century, the 1993 Superstorm, the Armageddon Whiteout (we made up that last one just to see if you were paying attention) - back when us Buds were knee high to a snow drift. Well, OK, we were a bit older than that, and I suppose knee high to a snow drift during the Blizzard of 1993 would make us pretty old (and also really tall).
Back then, the Buds were not yet on the brink of their news-savvy, so they were not prepared for a major snowstorm. Bud Shaunna recalls waking up on a Saturday morning and seeing tons of snow already on the ground. The day involved copious amounts of video taping on her mom's video camera (you know, the old school kind that was about the size of suitcase and weighed just as much). Bud Em took the opportunity to turn a snow day into an outing with a friend - but they walked to a friend's house and actually got stuck there. Yes - they couldn't even travel on foot!
It was quite odd not seeing any cars on the road, and the snow came down so hard that it made it impossible to see across the road. Bud Shaunna's sister and mom had to dig a tunnel in the backyard so the dog could go out! Would've been a great time to own a cat, but we digress...
After the storm, snowfall totals varied, but we easily got about 2 and 1/2 feet of snow. That was the most snow the Buds have ever seen! And it was, sadly, too much snow to go out and enjoy. It was "work" snow - dig out your sidewalk, your driveway, your car. But there weren't a whole lot of places to put all that snow. Bud Shaunna remembers driving out her country road, and the snow drifts on either side of her were basically a snow "wall" of at least 8 feet high. Maybe that's what it feels like to be in an igloo?
The Buds wonder what we would do if we were to ever get a big snowstorm like that again. Now that we're older, we don't have the luxury of missing school - we have jobs and work is never cancelled due to snow. On the other hand, lots of snow means the Buds can entertain more adult ways to play outside - like a ski trip!
OK, so maybe one last winter blast wouldn't be all that bad. Just as long as we don't have to do any digging.
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