I have to share with you our Sunday newspaper this week..... the headline is ENDLESS WINTER. So many articles about how "winter's refusal to let go is fraying the nerves of many folks in New Hampshire." I like this quote:
"It's terrible!" said Sam Haidar, who faced snow piles 2 feet over his head outside his Manchester house. "My God," I said. "Please stop."
The winter total is 108.9" so far and they say an average NH winter is 64.6 inches. It's not all that far from breaking the all-time winter record which was set in 1873-74. This is the sixth snowiest winter on record, and all of those were set in the 1800s except #3.
Here I am shovelling show above my head. Yes, above my head. I don't believe I've ever done that. Why am I doing this? Because I have hostas and daylilies under there that I'd like to see before July. With snowbanks this high if you don't help them along they take weeks and weeks to melt on their own (assuming you get any kind of sunshine at all). The newspaper says Manchester is already $700,000 over their budget of $1 million for snow removal for the year, while salt prices are up 26% and fuel is up 15%. And there is still have the month of March to go. Shoot me now!