When I went to bed last night, the TV news reported that we had received 7 inches of snow in Des Moines so far (that was good news). However, as I was curled up in bed, the wind roared outside my window, sounding like a freight train speeding through the back yard. Wind gusts of 45mph! .... Which means drifts in my driveway!
What would have been a lonely night in front of the TV, turned into a impromptu party at my house. Ann came to spend the night so she could more easily get to work downtown, and Sue and Carolyn (neighborhood friends) joined us for wine and cheese prior to dinner. Even Sue’s teenage daughter, Paige, braved the cold wind and walked down to my house. Yes, Paige is the young one with short orange hair. I think it's cute!
About 6:30 we all walked over to Chef’s for dinner. The place only had about 7 tables of people, but the service and food were as good as usual. The walk home into the wind was brutal, but it’s actually fun to make yourself face the fierce elements of nature from time to time. I can’t complain really this year, cause I have only to think about last winter, the endless winter, and note that it is already February- and Ground Hogs Day!, and this year hasn’t been as bad as last for me here in Iowa.
Now Greg in KC, they got hit with more snow this time. Greg said he was out shoveling 5 times today trying to keep his driveway cleared, as he worked from home.