This week Colorado virtually shut down. Even the universities were closed, which we all know never happens. Snow accumulation varied around the state, but it’s safe to say most places ended up with at least a foot of fresh powder and some of us ended up with closer to 20 inches.
I realize not everyone is happy about the snow, but here on Blizzard Boulevard we are embracing it. On Sunday evening, my youngest and her friend, who coincidentally is our neighbor, braved the snowy conditions in their bathing suits and plunged into the hot tub. When the snow day was called for Monday I went outside to let them know. Within minutes they were inside planning a sleepover and activities for Monday. Needless to say, homework was not on their schedule.
As the snow continued to increase on Monday many of my neighbors, including us, took to shoveling driveways and sidewalks to keep the white stuff at bay. Relatives were calling to see if we were being overcome by what they like to call, “white death.” Out here in Colorado though we like to combat El Niño with El Wino and by 3pm some of our neighbors were planning the evening festivities. What else is there to do besides sled, shovel, bake, eat and drink when you have this much snow? Apparently, ping pong, darts and hauling out the snow blower at 10pm if you are one of the guys.
At 5:45am on Tuesday morning we were awoken by a text from our oldest celebrating the fact that the University of Colorado was closed and all of her exams had been cancelled! I believe her follow up message went something like this: “This is the best thing that has ever happened to me!”
The celebration continued as the neighbors congregated in force with shovels and snow blowers. I love that a snowstorm can bring us all together.
And then it happened again. We got a text message alerting us to yet another snow day for Wednesday because most of the roads had not been touched by a snow plow. On Wednesday the sun came out and the snow began to melt…just a little.
Now there may still be no buses in our neighborhood today but I am pretty sure there will be school.
Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G