Saturday, December 20, 2008
Snow removal and storage is a big deal here. We get lots of snow, and they need to do something with it...so they load it into dump trucks and haul it to vacant lots, big fields, special lots designed specifically for the snow, and stash it there.
It's a big deal, because the snow really piles up. We got about a foot of snow, and they hauled ten or eleven dump trucks worth of snow off just my street, which is probably two blocks long.
In the photo above, you can see one of the lots they use for snow. It's mid-December, and there is a shocking amount of space left for snow...Everywhere we go, I see huge piles of snow, and lots that are like a quarter full of snow. I am thinking this winter has a very long way to go.
Good thing I am still thrilled to have snow!
Also, you can see the sun going down...I think I took this photo between 2:30 and 3:00. The sun sets at 3:30. Still weird, that. But there is sun sometimes, which is very important to me. It's also very important to those around me. Very very important to those around me...