Growing up in California I never dealt with snow. In fact, we had to travel quite a ways just to see the precious stuff. The Army, in it’s infinite wisdom transplanted me from sunny California to Upstate New York, and by ‘upstate’ I mean Canada. I had to learn to shovel snow. I also learned that my walkway wasn’t the only one that needed to be done. I also noticed a phenomenon that I had never seen before.
People help each other in the snow.
I would say more so than when it is really hot and we check on elderly neighbors and such, but everyday people, helping other people. Something about snow makes us better. Get stuck in a parking lot with a dead battery and you may have to ask around a bit for help, get stuck in the snow and everyone grabs a shovel.
We had some light snow here the last couple of days and we have our neighbors who we regularly help with driveways and sidewalks. Our roommate has a quad with a plow on the front, so when it’s really bad he does the whole street AND all the driveways. The whole neighborhood comes out, and it’s like a little social event. I like it.
Who do you help and when? Do you have certain neighbors you look after? Do you live in a snowy place and understand this phenomenon I am talking about?