I’ve got a funny story for you. It involves another dimension of existence. One that not many of us know about. Don’t worry, I’ll explain everything down below.
Today was our food shopping day. Laura and I, again, went down to the Hannaford in Skowhegan to do what we always do – choose the latest and greatest groceries and chat it up with all the cashiers. We love them and they love us. The latter, I’m sure of. Well, at least I think so.
Anyway, for some reason, I thought I should bring my little spy camera with me today. I had a feeling there was going to be some sort of snow piles that needed photographing. Every year, front-end loaders pile snow a mile high in these big parking lots and the piles are so fun to look at. So, after our shopping, I asked Laura if she’d take a nice photo of me. Here’s the photo.
I had no idea how I was going to appear in this picture. When I opened the photo in Photoshop and after getting rid of some of the shadows, I decided that I look like a gentleman. I’m standing tall and I’m somewhat smiling. That’s as good as it’s going to get.
After Hannaford, we went into Madison because we needed to grab some kitty litter. We always get it from the Campbell’s True Value there because they stock the brand we asked for way back when we initially moved here. So, we did that and then crossed the street to visit Reny’s. There’s always something to get in Reny’s.
Here are a few photos of the side of the street that Reny’s is on. It’s full of snow.
The fine folks of Madison even carved out some nice little pathways so us regular people can get through.
And here’s just the other direction, looking down the sidewalk.
After we got inside of Reny’s, we began talking to one of the ladies who works there. As she was telling us about all the good sales that they’ve got going on, I happened to see something moving behind her, through the front window. What in the heck?
I told Laura, “Hey, I think Sara is on the roof across the street!” We have a friend named Sara who works in the hardware store. Apparently, she was clearing the snow off the roof today.
We did our shopping and I got my blueberry preserves like I wanted and then we left the store to head back across the street. I decided to grab another photo.
And as we got closer, I got Sara’s attention. She struck a nice pose for us.
As we got to our talking, Sara mentioned how the guy across the street, on top of his huge flat roof, was using a regular shovel, which took him all day. And then, she told us about another guy next door who cleaned his roof one way or another. I made a joke that it’s like a different world up there. One that we ground dwellers know nothing about. She laughed. We laughed and now you can laugh. I guess you had to be there.
Anyway, I thought I’d share that little story with you and show you some photos of around town. It’s the best when there’s a lot of snow. It’s especially the best when it’s sunny out and the road gets all slushy. I remember that being my favorite from when I was a kid – when the sun warms the road and the melted snow starts to run down into all the drains. That’s probably my favorite part of winter.
Until next time!