I measured two inches each on Monday and Tuesday, and this morning another four, and it's been snowing all day. We will have at least another six or so by tomorrow morning, I expect. It's pretty with the trees loaded making everything look like a lovely Christmas card. There was lots of gusty wind today, swirling the snow around and making visibility difficult. There's lots more weather predicted over the next few days and by the weekend, deep cold. Perfect January weather - finally!
I wasn't outside much today except to get the snow measurements this morning. Most of my day has been spent here at my computer. I hadn't realized just how much there would be to write about the Joe's Pond Association in particular - and Joe's Pond in general. There are lots of things I should have remembered but didn't until I went back to minutes and newsletters. I'm now into more "recent history" as opposed to what we've gathered previously. Even though I've lived here my whole life - mostly no further from Joe's Pond than St. Johnsbury - I'm discovering things I never knew about. Like horse races and motor boat races on the pond. And then there are things I had forgotten such as that it used to be a toll call from one side of the pond to the other and that we were interviewed about the Ice-Out Contest by Jay Thomas on SiriusXM Radio. (Yes, THAT Jay
It's great fun to go back in time searching out bits of Joe's Pond history, but it's proving to be a huge task pulling it all together for this book. I'm optimistic, though - I think I'm beginning to sense there's a light at the end of this tunnel. Stay tuned!