The Farmer’s Almanac was wrong

We are not having a warm and dry winter here in Philadelphia, even with La NiƱa roiling the sea surface temperatures in the Pacific. This week we broke a 130-year record in Philadelphia for total snowfall in two consecutive seasons. As a result, Nick and I were out on the job today, and Nick took his first-ever turn at the helm of The Monster Snowblower at my grandparents’ house:


As usual, Nick had an air of calm professionalism. He looked like he’d been running the thing his whole life. Which is great, because the way this winter is going, he’ll have several more chances at it.