We are having a bit of snow here on the East Coast. Perhaps you have heard? As a recent transplant from Vermont, I was feeling a bit smug yesterday afternoon as I watched all of Boston shut down early to get ready for the foot or so of expected snow. I was not impressed. But I suppose that when I look out my living room window this morning, it does indeed look like there is a good bit of shoveling to be done. So fair enough. More coffee and a bit of sock knitting needs to happen before I'm ready to tackle a two hour shoveling project though.
People of the greater Boston area, let me give you a word of advice: When looking for a rental here, it is a good idea to ask about the snow removal policies of the leafy little suburb in which you find yourself contemplating a residence. For example, will you personally be responsible for shoveling the entire city sidewalk in front of your home each time it snows? By your own self? It turns out that the answer 'round these parts is very often a resounding "yes." Thank goodness for a lovely downstairs neighbor who happily shares the task with me.
Oh! And thanks to all of you who have left comments or sent emails in the last day or so letting me know that you are glad for my sudden reappearance here and wish me well in this phase of transition. I truly appreciate the kindness, support, and thoughtfulness. Indeed.