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Live Where You Land. Life is Full of Opportunities.

People from the State of Minnesota are frequently presented with surprises in the weather. Dec. 9, 2012 found us up to our knees in snow. It started early and lasted until nightfall.

 

 

 

Welcome to Thrifty Living Today, a special way of life for the Twenty-first Century. My name is Lori Blatzheim and I am your host.

 

Today we made the local and national news. Friends and relatives tried to contact us by phone and online but we were working too hard shoveling snow. The driveways, roads, and highways had to be cleared.

 

 

While shoveling my share of the snow I was quiet and kept moving the snow to a better location.

 

 

I looked around at my neighbors. Their shovels slid over the concrete. The scraping noise of shovels and the louder noise from snow blowers could be heard everywhere.

 

 

 When you face an obstacle, do what you can with what you've got.

 

I admire those of us who get to work and don't complain. We know full well that Minnesota has some of the most changeable weather in the States. Most of us have slid on the pavement, slipped on the road while driving, and felt like our hands were frozen after a period of time outdoors.

 

 

While shoveling my share of the snow I was quiet and kept moving the snow to a better location.

I looked around at my neighbors. Their shovels scraped the concrete. That sound and the louder noise from snow blowers could be heard everywhere.

 

 

When you face a problem, what can you do to help yourself and your neighbor?

Be prepared. Make certain that your equipment is in good repair. If it needs fuel have it available. Check it out before anticipated weather events inevitably occur.

 

When related events hit your location, watch out for the neighbors.

Are they managing to get the piles of snow out of the driveway? Does their equipment work? Is the snow blower clearing the piles of snow?

 

Changes occurred over night

I am happy to report that our area of the world has come to grips with all the snow. Road accidents, spinouts, and slides off the highway have diminished. Transportation routes have been cleared and life is coming back to order.

I thank all those people who cleared the paths and helped others to safe place. Because others cared, the people of Minnesota will reach their homes tonight.  

 

 

Lori Blatzheim is a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, thrift advocate, and retired nurse. She knows that use of Thrift can help people because she has experienced the benefits.

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Comments

 

Archduchess of Thrift said:

During our first winter in MN, we went on a week's vacation in January.  Without being asked, our next door neighbor cleared snow off of our driveway while we were gone. When we got home, we were surprised that there wasn't snow accumulation, but just assumed that it hadn't snowed.  It wasn't until the following night and we heard scraping on our driveway, that we found out he had been clearing our driveway and was continuing to do so unaware that that we had returned.

Now that's "Minnesota nice"!

December 12, 2012 9:10 AM
 

Lori Blatzheim said:

Hello Archduchess of Thrift

Thank you for your comment. I agree. The people of Minnesota are very special.

I had a similar experience one dark snow filled night. Here is the post:

community.stretcher.com/.../volunteerism-why-it-is-so-important.aspx

Lori

December 12, 2012 1:43 PM
 

Tussiemussies said:

What a gem of a neighbor!  How sweet !

December 13, 2012 12:55 PM

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