_ That word does not fit to what I am about to write, but I did not want to use a cruder one.
I mentioned yesterday that snow had failed to leave lasting impression on this neck of the woods. But, I woke up this morning to find that my words must have motivated the Snow Folks. I estimate that 2 inches covered the courtyard, which forced me to wield my new shovel...thus the title. It was not difficult work, the shovel proved its mettle (bad pun intended, given its metal tip).
My thought during the process was that the snow would be perfect for a ski area. It was light, fluffy powder, ideal for whooshing...or whatever skiers do. My only interest was that it was easy to push aside.
In case anyone is wondering, I did not use my new snow boots. The temperature had risen, making them to warm for such strenuous (a lie) work. But, it is better to have something you do not need, than to not have something you need. Wise words, so tuck them away for easy reference...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.