Saturday, January 16, 2010

What do you want to be when you grow up?

The work is definately seasonal. It is very tough to sustain the job during the heat of the summer. After a good moist snowfall the barriers to entry are very low, so you can expect a lot of competition in your work. The pay is very low and you can expect lots of long days doing nothing after you start, but if being a snowwoman is really what you want to do we will do what we can to help.

**disclaimer: this was not a real discussion, but the below picture made me think she was thinking it. I am not sure if it was the insistance on wearing the snowman's hat or her wanting to stand there with her arms out that made me think she was thinking it.

Either way we are just glad to be able to be able to play outside again after a roughly two week cold streak. For the non-Minnesota readers among us, here are some specifics on the cold according the of the first ten days of the year had single digit highs, 1/2/10 took the prize in the Twin Cities with a high of zero and a low of -19, these temperatures are without windCHILL. During the cold we still tried to get outside, but it was usually for about five minutes and our goal was to see if we could make it to the end of the driveway and back.

In addition to acting like snowmen/snowwomen, the first day we got outside we celebrated the new warmth (15-20 degrees) by digging holes in the snow all the way to the grass, saying "Hi grass!" then filling in the holes and saying, "See you in the spring!" Mom will be so proud when she hears that today we dug holes then filled them in!?!?!?
Thanks to the Retica family for building the snowman!

1 comment:

  1. That is too cute. Very observant with the snowman's arms, Luc!

    Love you guys. Hope you've had a good weekend.