Thursday, February 11, 2010

Closeness

It's official. This is the snowiest winter (54+ inches) in recorded history in DC, with six weeks to go.

My office has been closed since last Friday. That's also the last day I received any mail, two blizzards ago.

It reminds me of when I lived in Colorado, all except for the closed-office part. All of the sidewalks are shoveled and the sun is doing its work on the icy parts.

Snowshoveling promotes neighborhood closeness. The standoffish couple across the street were shoveling the ice chunks left by the snowplow at the head of their driveway this morning in preparation to driving away and going to work. I went over to help clear the debris so they could get underway.

Did I say they were standoffish? My appearance to "help" mortified them. They started shoveling feverishly to complete the task in as little time as possible. We finished swiftly, they thanked me and drove quickly away. Snowshoveling really brought us closer.

3 comments:

Just_because_today said...

I try to be friendly until the shoveling is done...then I can be standoffish

Rainmaker said...

It's funny to see which neighboors are friendly during snowstorms, and which ones are useless.

Sunshine said...

Hard to know what's going on with people. Maybe the cabin fever was getting to them, and they weren't speaking to each other either?

Thanks for putting up the great picture taken last year.