SNOW: like money, the more you have, the more of a problem you experience

snowA sign in front of the First Baptist Church in America in Providence, Rhode Island, reads:

If you’re the person praying for snow,

PLEASE STOP!”

Today is the 4th Snow Monday in a row for local schools.

Boston is expecting a new accumulation of around 2 feet of snow, on top of an already-record 2 feet.  They’ve run out of places for the plowed snow.

Here in Providence the economy is beginning to feel the hit from lack of people “out and about.”   Roads are barely usable, and slippery conditions lead to accidents.

But the worst part of it all is the fatigue from dealing with snow.   We have a great team who take care of our driveway, but the other day they all were complaining of exhaustion.  It’s non-stop.   The meteorologists no longer kid about the snow.   They’ve heard all the jokes they need to hear.  It’s beyond funny.

Some people in the upper mid-west chuckle at the protestations of Northeastern Americans.   They get 2 to 3 feet of snow regularly in most winters.  But the difference is the population.  Our New England cities are crowded and built around pre-Revolutionary War streets designed for walking and horses.  Not cars, trucks, buses, ambulances, and other emergency vehicles.

Parking?   If you live in a place where you park on the street, you are now out in the first (and sometimes only) lane.

Am I grousing?  You bet I am.  Enough is enough.  But they say there may be more snow towards the weekend.  We must have done something horrendous to be punished like this.   There goes my theology down the drain…if I can find it.

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Photo Credit:  Steven Senne, AP

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