this blizzard of '17 has been no joke (#stellagoaway). our snow total is over 2.5 feet, with snow drifts over 3 feet, and piles of shoveled snow well above my head (i'm 5'2''). schools and businesses have been closed for 3 straight days (which never happens) and many roads are impassable. it has been a back-breaking task to try to shovel several times per day. lifting shovelfuls of snow above my head is more of a workout than needed. right about now, a hot tub and a massage sound glorious. still dreaming of palm trees!