Weather Envy




Late Friday night, after watching hours of Boston blizzard news coverage, I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to speak up.

“It’s NOT fair! Why can’t WE get three feet of snow?”

Martin stared at me. “What?” he sputtered. “Have you completely lost your mind?”

“Remember the storm in 2010?” I said. “When it snowed for almost a week? And the wind blew it to the top of the fence? ┬áThat was cool…”

“That wasn’t cool,” he interrupted. “The tractor was stuck for days. You got the Big Rig stuck in the driveway drifts–”

“–I know–”

“Are you forgetting all that shoveling we did? Just to push that damn wheelbarrow of manure out behind the barn? Do you remember that pain in the ass?”

“Yea, I remember,” I said, momentarily silent. “…But I still want three feet of snow.”

“You are sick.”

Maybe I am.┬áHere’s a look back at the mid-Atlantic storm 3 years ago: 48 inches in 5 days. (Original Funny Farm posts appeared between February 5 and 18, 2010, including this one.)