cold and cold

Today it’s just damned cold. Very windy and snowy. Yesterday it was less cold and wet snow fell which turned instantly to slush; shortly afterwards the temp dropped so suddenly that it froze solid. Sidewalks impossible to clear, just icy. Today it’s snowing – nasty hard snow which no matter which way you’re facing it goes right into your face and down your neck.

And to make it worse, I realized this morning how selfish I am to be complaining about having to shovel the snow from the sidewalk outside our nice warm house. There are so many people who can’t afford the heating, or who don’t have houses. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be homeless at this time, especially as a fair proportion of the homeless in Minneapolis are working families with kids. Makes you think, and hopefully makes you want to give something to people who are helping out.

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