I DUG OUT of 12 inches of snow late last week.
It looks like I’m going to get to do it again, early this week.
Today, in fact.
I bought a snowblower last fall.
We didn’t get any snow last year. I figured that was because my next-door neighbor and I both bought snowblowers.
A double whammy, protecting us from snow.
Clearly, double whammy’s have a rebound effect.
Last Friday, my neighbor and I were clearing the entire cul-de-sac. There are six houses in our cul-de-sac. One neighbor has a snowblower, so she cleared her own driveway. That left five other driveways for my neighbor and me to clear.
Since the city plows were nowhere within eyeshot or earshot or cannon shot as far as I could tell, my neighbor with his supersized snowblower cleared the cul-de-sac’s side road out to the unplowed main road.
I didn’t mind clearing the other driveways. I figured this would be a once-in-a-lifetime event. It almost never snows like this where we live.
How lucky am I? Two once-in-a-lifetime events in less than a week.
What to do?
I’m thinking my neighbors are probably going to be counting on me for an encore performance.
I’m typing this on Monday afternoon. Light snowflakes are just beginning to float down. They look like tiny white leaves wafting to the ground.
Within the next few hours we are expecting a whiteout, followed by another 12 inches of snow.
The city has already announced that it’s shutting down for tomorrow. Maybe for a couple of days.
By the time you read this, I will probably be snowed in again.
That brings to mind a Bible verse from the book of Job:
“He directs the snow to fall on the earth…. Then everyone stops working so they can watch his power,” (Job 37:6, NLT).
As we all wonder where the city plows have gone, it is incredibly clear that the mayor of our wonderful city answers to a Higher Power.
Clearly, Someone Else is in charge.