Shades of Little House on the Prairie
First let me say I was rather disappointed to discover that Little House on the Prairie was written about the Dakotas. I always thought it was Kansas. But the fact I had been marooned with my parents in a blizzard in Kansas while going home to Kansas City, Missouri for Christmas may have tainted my memory.
Second let me mention that I am not a snow hater. I just love it more when it falls straight to the ground and stays there until it melts. I prefer it when it melts within a couple of days.
Third, this is not our first snow of the "winter season." We even had a rather serious 7 inches early on. This does seem, however, to be the first one the weather prognosticators have gotten right. Damn! I have been spending my physic energy to turn it south. That part of the state is having a drought of some length and they would really love this. I even tried to get it to Phoenix. They want to steal all the water out of the Colorado River so they can mist their shopping centers and water more than 150 golf courses so I think they ought to deal with how the water gets into the Colorado River for them to steal it. Let them shovel it for a change.
Okay, I admit, blizzards do not put me in a good mood. I just popped out my head to get another log off the porch and suffered a chilling whiteout. That does not increase my desire to actually walk to the wood shed (maybe 50 feet). But there is more wood on the porch to use before that become necessary.
Having failed in re-directing this low pressure area I am seeking someone east of here that would like to have it next. Any bids from Kansas? Though you may not have a choice. Texas could use the water. I want to hear phrases like "....this fast moving storm, now centered over Dallas, is responsible for more than a foot of snow in the panhandle."
PS: that is a Google photo. I am not going out of this house with a camera.