MinneSNOWta. Need any more be said?!

December 28, 2010

I live in Minneapolis, MinneSNOWta. We have had a ton of snow. One weekend 16 inches was "dumped" on us. Hard to believe that at 4 am on a Monday morning, the Public Schools were declared closed. Can't remember in my adult life the last time that happened! The City conceded to the public. The City's stance was that the BIG school buses could not get through the snow-packed streets. Then the schools were closed the next day as there was yet a long way to go with the snow removal! Over the following two weeks, we have received over 10 more inches of snow! Our City declared 3 rounds of Plowing in a row. (Plowing is called a "Snow Emergency." I'll say!) We had so much snow that sometimes the plows got stuck! (These are the big grader plows, not the dump trucks with a blade on the front.)

I have to say that it has been fun to hear about the snowfall amounts around the US. They have been a surprise to some of you. Some welcomed, some not. It is sometimes funny to hear how your snowfall has "shut things down." In Minnesota, we are used to the snow. But this time, we were all glad that the Schools were closed.

For our second December tag challenge at Creative Paper Artist, Dee said we could do anything winter. You may have figured out by now that I have a strange sense of humor. And I have to be "different." When the only stipulation is winter, there are so many "everyday" choices. I thought really hard on this . . . Had to break the "mold." I actually came up with two tags for this challenge.

The first tag is a reflection of the "snow story" I relayed above. It took the city a long time to get the snow all cleaned up. Especially when it continued to snow quite a bit every few days. A great big thanks to the hard-working staff that cleared our streets. I guess you could say that this tag is an homage to them!

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