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      • If it is any comfort to you, I’ll tell you the conditions in Croatia: roofs are being blown off, countryside paralized with snow, south of the country cut off from the north; all of our roads closed. I work 10 hours a day, my arm is swollen and there is a working weekend too. I had no holidays for Christmas and haven’t been on holiday since July.


        • I’ve been through winters like that and if I never have to go through another one, that would be just fine with me. People who don’t have to live with deep winter have a romantic idea about snow, An annual ski vacation in the mountains is romantic. Scraping two inches of ice off the windshield after digging your car out from under 2 feet snow so you can go to work — and that’s if you don’t have to shovel the driveway too — is NOT romantic and I do not envy you.

          February is our big snow month, though we’ve had lots of snow from December through March, depending on the year. Two years ago, we had no snow until the end of January … then we got 12 feet (3.6 meters) in five weeks. The year before, it had started snowing in mid November and snowed pretty much every day until the beginning of April. We’ve had to get our roof shoveled several years in a row lest the house collapse.

          I’ve got my fingers crossed that this turns out to be one of the lucky years when we aren’t buried in snow. So far, we’ve only needed to be plowed once and while we’ve had some cold snaps, it has been warmer than usual, so we’ve had rain rather than snow. Yay for us. But we aren’t done with winter quite yet. We learned a hard lesson about celebrating too early.

          Feel better. About the only really terrific thing about being older is NOT having to go to work. If we get snowed in for a few days, it’s not such a big deal — as long as we have electricity, that is!


    • And if I ever find the energy, I’m going to see if there’s a photo archive somewhere in town that I can set to order. Most towns have them, but someone has to volunteer to make them accessible to people … and to put things into protective cases and such. Old photos eventually crumble without human intervention.

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  3. An old cemetery in the heart of a modern town ? I loved it. It seemed like the snow is all gone. But the tomb stones don’t seem to have weathered the vagaries of time well.


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