Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Snew and more snew...

It has been snowing steadily since last Friday. Check calendars, folks, this is APRIL. The temperature this morning was about five degrees above zero. APRIL. The wind is blowing -- the houses have no snow on their windward roofs, great overhangs on the lee side, which occasionally come whumpfing down...
The roads are beyond description, but little Harriet-the-Echo was dragging her belly in snow on MAJOR THOROUGHFARES this morning on the way to MH&U.
Where, just to keep the pot a-bilin', it is RUMMAGE WEEK.
We have about half the usual crew on site. Praying, profoundly, that this weather breaks between now and Friday night when the sale itself begins.
Vestry met last night, another long meeting but we did a lot of good work and have made motions allotting various funds toward the Boiler Project.
Slickest move of the evening -- I gloat, hear me -- was allowing the partisans of Rummage to talk on and on about their desire to dedicate $2K of proceeds from this current sale (please, Lord!) to a particular Rwandan charity project...
and then EVER...SO...GENTLY... sliding them into unresisting endorsement of Vestry's desire to pull $10K out of Rummage Reserves and transfer it to Boiler Project.
Vestry has legal control of these monies, but "you know how it is"...when the money has been raised by an identifiable group of volunteers...
I laughed a lot, on the way home.
Time to go and make with the chicken/mushroom/wild rice soup for their Tuesday lunch.
Y'all keep warm and spare a kind thought for our spring flowers (they're down there somewhere) and our early-returned songbirds...it's kind of grim.
We're supposed to get another 4" today.

7 comments:

Mary Beth said...

Mwa ha ha!

Praying you get some spring soon!

Choralgirl said...

Hang in there, Crimson--spring is on the way! (As Tony Campolo is wont to say, "It's Friday, but Sunday's comin'!")

:-)

SpookyRach said...

Good grief!!!

I'm, uh, taking off from work tomorrow because I just can't stand to be indoors for another day. I'm going to plant tomatoes. My black-eyed peas and onions are already sprouting.

I'll be thinking of you! ;)

The Lovely Wife said...

I feel your pain. Sunday we had 5" of snow and Rev gave the announcement at church that the youth would be making "snowmen bunnies" to help us all remember the Easter season during coffee hour. The youth were not amused. Fear not Spring will be here soon. I hope.

Kate Morningstar said...

Where you are, CR, you can expect this for at least another month, can't you? I remember flying Toronto to Kelowna once in the last week of May, which needed a change of airlines in Calgary. It was snowing so hard in Calgary that day that the plane wouldn't leave Edmonton to come and get us. Eight hours later.

Crimson Rambler said...

We have indeed had snow here in Prairie Metropolis in every calendar month, enough to lie on the ground visibly. And we certainly have had blizzards in May (absit omen)...but they were overnight anomalies -- although bad enough one year, with enough cold, to take the blossom off the crabapple trees. This is known as the "Year of No Crabapple Jelly." And I'm reminded that in 1975 we had temperatures well below zero as of this date. Despite these precedents, we still manage to complain a good deal however!

Iris said...

I hope the sun comes soon!