This winter has been one of those battles at the end of a video game where the big bad, seemingly defeated, just keeps coming back bigger and uglier and wetter and heavier than before.
We woke up to a foot of snow and a giant downed branch in the driveway this morning. Its tree should live, I hope, but there's a lot less of it now than there was.
I got everything cleared, so we could leave the house today if we really had to. We were just about down to seeing ground again in most places, but now the driveway trench is right back to shoulder height. For the moment, it's just a matter of waiting for the plow to come back and make me redo the last few meters. I suppose we'll see whether there are any additional phases to this winter boss fight after that.
I've got to hand it to Earth's atmosphere: this was a pretty epic April Fool's prank! It sure got me.