Friday, February 19, 2010

The Weather, Blue Raspberry Icees and Mud

Its 40 degrees outside and the huge slab of ice we've been using to skate on in my backyard is beginning to look very much like an icee. All I need is about 50 gallons of blue raspberry syrup and my kids would be the most popular kids in the neighborhood, hell maybe even the city.

I'm not sure if I can say i'm diggin this weather. Is it a sign of an early spring?

I can say that it is sad time of year for me, knowing that all the hard work you put in all winter long, maintaining the ice, trying to make it as smooth as glass is coming to an end. The countless, freezing nights dragging the garden hose out to flood the top after a night of skating. All the days I spent out there shoveling the rink of all the snow that would fall during the many snowstorms we've had before even thinking of doing the driveway(priorities).

All of this is coming to an end and soon it will be time to drain what life blood(water)is remaining in the rink. I hate this time of year. I like the winter. I hate cutting grass. I'd rather maintain a huge slab of ice than do yard work.

So what am I getting at with this post? I have no idea. I just know that in about a month or so I'm going to have one hell of a mud pit in my backyard.

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