February 10, 2010
Today Philadelphia was hit with a record-breaking snowstorm. There hasn't been a blizzard like this in the city for a million years.
I feel incredibly fortunate to be in the right place at the right time.
Our family's fun began when we woke up this morning to find snow up to our windows. Our elderly neighbor has a snow blower that was manufactured, we estimate, sometime during World War II. Tim offered to remove the snow from Darlene's driveway if she would let us use the contraption to remove the snow from ours as well.
To everyone's great joy and no one's surprise, the snow blower sputtered to a halt right after Tim finished clearing Darlene's driveway and right before he started on ours.
Darlene expressed her condolences by offering my husband a flag-shaped lollipop with the phrase "Happy 4th of July" printed on its wrapper.