Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Had Enough?

There’s something wrong with me. I love snow. (I AM ducking now.)

We’re not Boston, but it’s been bad here, too. Living in Knoxville, a typical snow is 1 to 1 1/2 inches, which stops the town for a day or two. Two weeks ago we had sleet for two days (about 2 inches), then snow on top of that, about 5 inches. Another snow a week later. Branches and power lines were down, especially to the area west of here where the elevation is higher. Schools and businesses here closed for two weeks. On the plateau (that higher area), they may still be closed. As of last night, some people were still in shelters. They hadn’t been able to live in their homes for over two weeks.

I know all of that. It’s treacherous, killing stuff. The death toll in TN was 30. Most of our problem, though, was the underlying ice and the unusually cold temperatures, so that the ice never melted.

The only time I’ve had enough snow is when we lived in Montana and Minnesota and it was still snowing in April.


Right now, if snow started falling, I would get an unreasonable, irrational feeling of elation. Is it because I’m part Scandinavian? I’m not sure. I wonder if this happens to anyone else.


8 comments:

Kelly Cochran said...

It's just you! ;-) No, I am sure there are other people, but not me. I love me some sand between my toes and the smell of saltwater.

Kaye George said...

I think I might be the only one. I'm NOT looking forward to more sleet tonight, but snow would be nice.

LD Masterson said...

I understand. Even when I don't want it to snow, when it will mess up my plans, I still can't help feeling a little excited watching it fall. It always makes me feel like a kid again.

Kaye George said...

Oh good, there are two of us!

kathywaller1.com said...

I would get the same feeling, but I haven't been without electricity, etc., because of snow. And the roads haven't been hazardous. However, Austin is supposed to get less than one inch tomorrow (maybe tonight), so we're all very excited.

Kaye George said...

See, one inch is our usual here. One inch of snow would be exciting! Have a nice snow day.

James Montgomery Jackson said...

Nope, not just you. We stayed up north longer this year so I could get some snow. We had a nice 4" dusting, which was beautiful in the woods, but not enough to showshoe or cross-country ski in and then two days before we left we got 19". I blogged about our time getting out of the woods -- but all said, I'd do it again.

~ Jim

Kaye George said...

Uh huh, Jim. But you don't love it enough to stay in it all winter, right? Personally, I think it's great to have options!