Thursday, January 24, 2008

Snowed In

It's been years since we had this much snow. And this picture only shows half of what we've gotten so far this season. We've been trapped at home at least three seperate days waiting for the snowplow.


Actually, I don't mind it. We have really needed it these last few years. The water table has been dropping. Some of the old cottonwood stands were dying off. And greedy developers were about to put a bunch of homes in a flood plain nearby. Hopefully they will get flooded out this spring. I don't believe in stopping all development in the valley; afterall, we built here recently, too. But I think it's dishonest to build a housing development in what they designate a "100 year flood plain" just because "it's only been 20 years since the last flood, therefore there are 80 years to go before the next one."