A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder. -- Susan Orlean

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Welcome October!

It's officially fall, which means only a few short weeks until the first flakes will hit the ground. Typically in our region, the first visible flakes fall in mid- to late-October. And once we hit November, it's game on, snow lovers. Here are few things you can--and should--do this weekend to get yourself in the spirit of the snow day season.

1. Put the shovel on the front porch.
2. Move the ice scraper out of the trunk and into the back seat.
3. Fire up the snowblower to make sure she'll start when you need her.
4. Move the winter coats into the front closet or coat rack.

If the grocery store can put out Halloween candy in August, GSD is allowed to get you ready for snow days in (almost) October. After all, it's the early bird that gets to sleep in on the first snow day.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Welcome Back to School

It goes without saying that the start of school also marks the start of the end of school countdown. "We get out on June 12th this year," someone says in the hallways, "that is, if we have no snow days." So, by extension, the beginning of school really marks the snow day alert season, even if it is still summer and the temps are in the mid 80s.

This year it looks like a flood day is more than likely to occur before we get a snow day, so we'll do our best to keep you updated if the wet weather persists. Otherwise, it's all systems go for GSD this year, and we can't wait for the flakes to start flying so we can get back to work. The long-range forecast is nothing to complain about so we should have another fun and exciting winter season ahead.

In the meantime, stop by at GSD Selects to check the latest in pop culture.