Hello, my chili beanies! How are you? Have you unstuck yourselves from the storm? Any damage done? I heard there was a foot of snow in Racine. Chicago got half a foot more. The parking on side streets becomes a real challenge. In Chicago, amongst those who have to park on the street overnight, there is an unspoken code that you don’t steal the spot of the guy who worked for an hour and a half to clear his vehicle. People put out kitchen chairs to reserve their spots. I’m very lucky to be aided and abetted by Señor Zanza and Junior in snow removal. Junior is a strong, young man who can be wicked with the snow shovel. The thing is, he needs an audience, primarily an audience of teen age girls. All that Señor Zanza would say is “Don’t worry. Everything will be fine in the morning.” Miraculously, on the next morning our sidewalk, driveway and apron were clear. Señor Zanza was still sleeping. I quickly put on some clothes, a coat, hat and boots. I went out and surveyed all of our property. All driveway and walking surfaces had been cleared, What got to me is that there wasn’t a single mark left from a shovel, snow thrower, or a plow. It’s like the snow melted in those spots.
Sometimes Señor Zanza scares me a little.
How about those Patriots, huh? Calling a group of lying cheaters “Patriots” is a slur. They’ll get a fine for deflating their balls in a playoff game, but no one will take the title away from them. The message to the kids: go ahead and cheat. Our Super Bowl “winners” do it.
We have some elections coming up shortly and it would serve us all if we sought out information on the candidates. http://www.jtirregulars.com/2015/02/racine-county-eye-taxpayers-assoc.html Mr. Mayor Dickert’s office is up for grabs. It would behoove us if we also vote, for any side. And stop the inevitable mudslinging. They should serve free food at polling places. That would swell the turnout. Free beer would be even better, but who wants a bunch of drunks deciding our fate? Yuck!
It was Groundhog Day two days ago and our local groundhog saw her shadow, so we get six more weeks of winter. That makes sense. If only someone would plug all of the groundhog’s entrances and exits, he/she would be a no-show. Then what? Everyone gets drunk and goes home, wondering what the next six weeks hold in store for them.
Driving conditions were worsened by last night’s snow, so please be careful out there. I curse this weather. Every year I say I’m going to move to a warmer climate. But I never do. So, this year I’m not even going to try. To heck with it. Maybe that way I’ll actually do it.
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Take it easy in the snow. Allow more time. Slow down. (I fishtailed today. Oh my.) The snow makes everything more difficult. Be careful and be mindful of your surroundings. I don’t ever want to lose an Irregular to a crash in snow.