As I write this, my friends and family in New England are buckling down for what promises to be one hell of a winter storm. Parts of Massachusetts, my old stomping ground, are expected to get upwards of two feet of snow, and around eighteen million total people are currently under a “blizzard warning.” Flights in and out of the Northeast are being cancelled by the hundreds (at 7,800 and counting currently) and even Amtrack train service has halted trips into and out of the blizzard zone… from my comfortable chair in Georgia, things are starting to sound like another sequel to “Escape from New York” up there… and to be honest, I’m a little jealous (and that’s not just because I’ve already got a sweet Snake Plissken eye patch to wear).
While I hate shoveling out my car to get to work a few hours before the sun even dares show its face, there’s something about heading out on a trek into the frozen tundra – whether it’s for the sake of giving the dog some exercise or more important things like a supply run to the liquor store, adding a few feet of snow to the equation can make even tedious tasks into an adventure – and adventures into death-defying tales you can share over hot apple ciders while trying to keep your fingers from falling off. Snow and slush may make for the worst conditions to work in, but with proper preparation, they can make for the best conditions to have fun in.
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