Dear People Not From Minnesota,
There is so much snow here. It’s everywhere. All the time. And I don’t just mean everywhere. It’s in great, heaping piles blocking every single intersection everywhere in the entire city. People have all tunneled through the snow to clear the sidewalks and it’s built this big wall of snow between the houses and streets. Kids can play on top of these walls. When I take the dogs for a walk, they have no where to poop because the snow is over their heads in every direction we go. My roommate and I built a snow track in the yard so they could run around. Turns out this is the 5th largest one day snow fall in MINNESOTA history. Minnesota gets large one day snowfalls ALL THE TIME, compared to everywhere else, except Canada. It’s been a week, for goodness’ sake, and it’s not melting. NOT MELTING. They have snow removal teams. The largest snowblower you have ever seen is dumping snow into dump trucks and carting it away to a snow dump. A SNOW DUMP. When I was in the military, I used to think, “man, someday I want a job where I don’t have to pass cows on my way to work.” But that was only because I didn’t know how low things could get. I didn’t even fathom living in a place with a snow dump at that time. I had to stop listening to the news, because every day they predict more snow, followed by the phrase, “where are we going to put it? haha.” I don’t know. One of the 10,000 lakes? You know that’s the number only in the spring when all the snow melts. And I’m pretty sure they’re including ponds as lakes. Some of these “lakes” seem a bit sketch. I hate the rain with a passion, but I’m looking forward to going to Seattle for Christmas just because I know I’ll be able to see the ground.