We got it, yes we do.
We got it, how about you?
We got 7 inches in 1 day (I know there's a "that's what she said" joke in there) and the total snow depth right now is about 18 inches.
Sounds awesome, right.

Ummm, no thanks.
I surrender. 
I shoveled my roof today.
Yes, my roof. 
Is that normal?
Mother nature you win.

Boise doesn't usually get this much snow, which is one of the reasons why I love living here.
I'm not a big fan of winter anyway, but Boise, for the most part, has mild winters, which I can deal with. We get a little snow and it gets a little cold and then we move on to warmer weather and dancing in our star-spangled underwear.

But not this year.
For the love of fat bassets, whoever prayed for snow ... well they hit the jackpot. 
Since we have had all of this glorious powder, the kiddos have had 3 straight snow days.
Did I mention that they were supposed to go back to school this past Wednesday after their winter break?
Winter break will now have lasted almost 3 weeks before the kids have to head back to the classrooms. Coincidentally, there has been a dramatic spike in alcohol sales around the Boise Valley.

Stay classy, my friends. Thanks for stopping by. Talk soon.
And I hope your weather is a little more agreeable.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 


  1. I had to shovel my roof, too. Today was the first day we were able to get out of our neighborhood. I had to turn back twice because of stuck cars in my path. Several of our neighbors haven't been able to get out yet. And yes, my kids are driving every adult in the house nuts.

  2. OMG, shovelling snow on the ROOF! You have my sympathies - complete with a little giggle because I haven't got ANY. Keep smiling, Matt, that's all you can do.

  3. Jeff is not allowed on the roof!! We've got about six inches now.
    6.6 temperature right now. I'm seeing a theme. Warming up for more snow this weekend.
    Take care and stay warm!

  4. We don't even have that much, but enough to keep us busy. Extreme cold though, which made one car battery die already. I think we are in for more starting tomorrow, not awesome!!

  5. yeah we've had snow for over a month which is really unusual.

    if only some would come along and make america warm again.

  6. I've never shoveled a roof. Just be sure not to dump the snow right onto the driveway. That will double your workload.

    What would you do without me.

  7. It's the 20 below with the howling wind that makes me cry "uncle".

  8. Too bad the snow doesn't stay pretty longer. Before you know it the stuff is dirty and ugly.

  9. I simply don't have any way to complain about the "cold weather" we're getting this weekend in Florida. Somehow a high temperature of 48 with a low of 28 just doesn't look that bad. I will have to cover the garden to prevent frost, but will never be able to come close to shoveling snow off the roof.

  10. We've had snowstorm after snowstorm but in between it melts or gets rained away. But we are getting a bigger snowfall here tomorrow ... wait, did you send your storm our way?? Neat trick, Mr. S. :)

    Hang in there. And for heaven's sake, be careful on that roof. Snow = slippery. And, at least you still have power. And internet!


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