Sunday, December 21, 2008

Lessons from the First Major Snowstorm

After contending with snow and wind the last few days, here's what I've learned:
1) I like living within walking distance to work.
2) When the commute occurs during a snowstorm, I might want snowshoes or skis to navigate the sidewalks.
3) I want a snowblower!
4) I want my own house so I could buy a snowblower with a clear conscience and not feel like I was subsidizing the landlady who doesn't feel a need for one.
5) When I buy said house, a garage would be nice, but I'm amazed how many homes in New England don't have them.
6) When I buy a house, #1 will no longer be possible, driving in this stuff will be worse, and commuter rail will be less convenient.

On another note, I'm glad I finished my Christmas shopping yesterday so I am not out shopping in today's storm The snow started falling while I was in church this morning. Wish I had taken my camera to capture pictures of downtown with the snow. Another time.

1 comment:

katymoo said...

Hello Jean, as a homeowner with a garage I can say that when I park IN the garage during a snow storm it is in fact quite nice to have a clean car to climb into. HOWEVER it also means having to shovel the tons of snow out of the driveway so I can drive anywhere. No, I do not own a snowblower.

When I am parked in the driveway there is still some shoveling to do behind the vehicle - but much less since the car leaves a wide footprint of clean pavement.

I gave up pulling into the garage a long time ago!