It has been heavily snowing for more than a week. I cleaned my driveway four times already, each time removing a foot of snow - good excercise :-). However, our street was only plowed once :-( so one really needs a high clearance car to get out. It is snowing every year and yet city does not have snow plows. Power went out twice - we are lucky to have a backup generator. It is still a mystery to me: every year we have snow, strong winds and heavy rain. And each time city and utility company are unprepared. Kids are having fun sledding and building snow forts though :-)