So, I have been making a habit for the last 5 weeks peeking out the window almost every couple of hours. Why in the world am I doing this? Snow… Yeah, that’s right, snow. I have never been so paranoid about snow in my entire life. It’s weird, I know… borderline nuts, I know… But what can I say?
Central PA has been hit with this glorious white stuff for the last 5 weeks. And it’s not like there was a mega storm and then done. It was like two or three days straight of flurries, and slowly and steadily mounted to 6 to 8 inches, then we would get a couple of days break, then another hits bringing 5 inches, and then a day break, another 3 or 4 inches, then a couple days break, throw in some ice, and then a little bit of snow… I mean, man… I peek out the windows wondering when is the next one coming or when is this one going to stop, so I can shovel the snow, only to be hit with a storm again. I have been strategizing the best time to get out and shovel, trying to measure my endurance to the amount of snow that is on the ground that it wouldn’t be hard labor.
So today, it was like 50 degrees outside, which is bonkers. I am trying to figure out right now… whether all that winter storm has passed. I see grass on the edges, and giant puddles at the bottom of my driveway. Are we done?
This winter was nuts… well actually just the last five weeks. Not just here in PA, but in Texas too! Man… I used to love snow as a kid… but it’s just not normal here in PA to get 5 weeks of kinda winter snowy weather. Since I have lived here we would get snowstorms, but not quite like this. This one was different.
And to top it off last Sunday was the first Sunday we have in the past 4 weeks that we didn’t dumped on with snow. Hehe… For the 12 or so people who did come to worship on those weeks you might remember me coming into service, drenched with sweat because I has been shoveling our sidewalks and stuff. Not the image of a well groomed pastor, I know! And each one of those Sunday’s I keep thinking, should I have closed church? Tough decision because it was like snow just appeared that morning, about thirty minutes before worship? It’s not like it came the night before, and I can make that judgment call early that morning. And I think that is what was unique about he winter storms that rolled through… the timing of it’s occurrence seems to put so many people, and businesses at a disadvantage. It was as if snow storms just happened during the time when everyone seems to be busy, like morning commutes, school times, not like the night before. It makes planning ahead difficult.
So, winter, I am asking you… are you done? We love you, and sure stick around, we don’t mind, but can you give us a bit of a break on the snowy stuff? And maybe give us a few good weather Sundays… that would eb nice, like the last one… just repeat that for the next few weeks.
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Hey this is Rev. Brian Choi's random thought throughout my week. Most of this stuff, will probably be about family, church, fishing, music, movies, food, whatever I think of, hopefully it will have some sort of theological reflection (maybe).