Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

An update on Minnesota’s holiday snowstorm December 24, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Audrey Kletscher Helbling @ 11:58 AM

MY NEIGHBOR MUST HAVE too much time on his hands. As I look out my office window, I see Bob swiping snow from his overgrown shrubs with one of those snow-removal roof rakes.

And now I see a guy jogging along the side of the road.

I want to run outside and shout, “Hey, you, if you have so much energy, come and shovel us out!”

But I don’t. I continue to type and await my husband’s return from work to snow-blow us out of this pre-Christmas mess. I’m uncertain how much snow fell on Faribault yesterday, but, with the foot of white stuff we got two weeks ago, it’s more than we’ve had in years. This truly is a winter wonderland.

Right now, all is calm. No snow falling. No anything that would indicate we are in for more of this. Traffic buzzes along the main arterial street that passes by our house. The snowplow just opened a second lane on our side street.

My daughters’ cars are parked in the driveway like humpback whales stranded on the beach, unable to move.

But I am content. My kids are all home. We don’t have to travel tomorrow because the family gathering in southwestern Minnesota has been postponed a week.

Stay safe if you need to be out and about anywhere in Minnesota today.

© Copyright 2009 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


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