Yeah, that’s exactly what it sounds like outside. The weather is finally warming up again and all the snow we just got is melting. It means the walks that were shoveled are finally starting to clear up. It means my street (where plowing was seriously a joke) is finally starting to look like a street again. This means walking is suddenly starting to become less dangerous! Yay for that!
The trick lately has been walking to jujitsu and the library. Most of the main roads had the sidewalks plowed, but on our little side street, no one seemed to care. It’s supposedly state law that you have to clear the walk in front of your house, but since our street is full of renters, I get the picture that no one really cares. It’s not like they’ll be sued if someone were to get hurt. More importantly, in a multi-family, who is responsible for the walk? It’s hard enough to find someone who wants to be responsible for the driveway.
For the most part walking down our street meant walking in the street, not something I was terribly happy with. We ended up walking “ducks in a row” between Oz and I on our way to and from jujitsu and the library. I felt better having the kids walk between adults so that (hopefully) if someone lost control of their car, or just wasn’t paying attention, it would be an adult that got hit, not a kid. I HATE having to walk in the street, especially on my street where people tend to speed and it’s narrow on top of it, especially with cars parked out there.
While I wouldn’t call today a beautiful day (it’s cloudy, wet, and muddy out there), I’m honestly glad we’re getting this warmer weather after the snow we got this week. It’s supposed to be really nice this weekend, which is good for us. We’re planning a library trip to build with the KEVA planks on Saturday. While that’s not slated to be the nicest day of the weekend, it’s supposed to be pretty nice, and with temperatures above freezing all week, I can imagine we’ll get a decent amount of melting going on. We may even have clear sidewalks by then!
Thankfully the warm weather is on it’s way. It won’t be long before spring is hear and you won’t be able to keep us in the house. We’ll be spending plenty of time at the park, and when we can manage it, out in nature. Once we have a car again we’re going to be out and exploring the world of geocashing as well. I’m really looking forward to that.
For the time being, we’ll have to satisfy ourselves with the sound of melting snow outside, wishing it were rain to wash it all away. The kids aren’t a fan of the snow and can’t wait for it to be gone so they can have real fun outside. (I guess that’s what happens when you raise your kids in Texas for most of their lives.) Instead they’re happily inside playing with LEGO blocks, playing Minecraft, or watching movies, longing for the days they can go out and play in the sunshine.