Blizzard aftermath--update. Well, we have the car clear and a path to it. But that was some work. We made the mistake of laying down salt before the storm and the lower two layers was variously frozen slush. We decided that during the winter we are going to keep the gate open so we can move any snow out without having to throw it somewhere. Damn that was work. Mom saw the snow removal people drive past assessing what they have to do. From what we saw they have their work cut out.
Peter S. Goodman has a good post on the economy at HuffingtonPost this morning. He illustrates exactly why I don't believe the up-up-and-away stock market is any real indicator of the health (or lack of health) of my economy.
By now most people know that Cyclone Tasi hit northern Queensland, Australia. That area is a bit north of the areas that got flooded. What most people probably don't know (unless they are my kind of weird) is that the country is already into a hot summer. Half the country is baking and the other half is boiling.