Saturday, December 13, 2003
The Day After Snow
I still don't have my tree up. I intended to do it today but we got about two inches of snow and staying inside just wasn't an option. Now I know that's not a lot but for where I live it's about all we usually get and it's enough to sled on and to build a snowman.
So that's what we did today. Since snow is such a rarity in Oklahoma most people don't own sleds. Cardboard boxes and plastic tubs make fine sleds although they do have a tendency to fall apart after about the thirtieth trip down the slushy, muddy hill. We lucked out, however, and found a hardware store selling plastic sleds for $5 and $9 respectively.
The $5 sled was round and horribly difficult to control. The first time I went down the hill I used that one and I ended up going down backwards and I almost pitched out of the thing. As it was I leaned far enough to one side to run my gloved hand and coat sleeve through a nice patch of muddy slush. The $8 sled was more sled-like in shape and was a much faster and safer ride.
It was a lot of fun even if I did poop out before Mike and Duncan and spent some time in the car reading my book and getting warm. And now we're set for the next snowfall because our cheap plastic sleds stood up to the pummelling and are still intact. Bonus!
Then we headed home and Mike and Duncan built our traditional snow demon. Yes, we here at the Hodge Lodge aren't content with an ordinary snowman. We must craft a truly terrifying snow demon complete with icicle horns and inflated surgical gloves for hands.
It looks like tomorrow I'll be good and put up the tree. That's the plan anyway. There's no snow in the forecast so I'd say there's a 90% chance it'll happen. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
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