Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What we did this morning


We spent some time this morning staring out our front window watching the city remove the monstrous pile of snow from the center of the cul-de-sac. Kiddo was a bit unhappy about this; he says he likes to climb up the mountain of snow. I pointed out to him that he hasn't actually done that this winter, though he has had ample opportunity. I also pointed out that it was dangerous to have a pile that big in the middle of the street. There was essentially a one lane loop around the pile, but there was no way to tell if there was any thing on the other side. The amount of darkness this time of year makes it that much worse.

So we watched as the trucks came, one after another, and hauled away the mountain. We also witnessed a random act of kindness, when our neighbor came out and offered the driver of the loader a cup of coffee (by creatively signing with his own cup). The driver stopped, opened the door, and handed the neighbor his own cup for a refill.


Wanna guess how many trucks it took to take it all away? Keep in mind, in the first picture, they had already hauled away 2-3 truckloads...


jugglingpaynes said...

They cart your snow away?! We are reeling from our latest storm and we never even had a proper melt since our first blizzard the day after Christmas! I feel like I'm living inside the world's biggest snow fort!

Peace and Laughter,

schmobes said...

To be clear, they only cart away the 8 foot pile from the center of the cul-de-sac. The 8 foot piles on the periphery? Those stay until they melt, which could be July this year!