Global warming has NOT hit Montana, conversely global cooling has dumped boatloads of snow on my friend Janis (photos help prove my point). Janis and I go as far back as six years in the same elementary school, then six more years of high school and finally four years of undergrad where we both graduated in our respective disciplines. She went her direction in med tech and got married to settle down in Billings, MT raising two boys. I went my various directions around the world. Yesterday I watched the news about Idaho and Montana getting hit with a winter-like blizzard. The following is in my friend’s own words:
Minnesotans can handle snow, right? Gary’s had a rough week. The trees still had their leaves. Many hadn’t even turned color yet. So the real problem wasn’t the snow on the roads, it was the snow on the trees. It was breaking off huge limbs and even breaking full trees. Power lines went down all over. It’s Gary’s job to supervise getting them back up. It’s been like beet harvest here. Gary would work twelve hours, come home and sleep, eat, get ready for the next 12 hour shift. I just holed up in the house over the week-end and enjoyed the break from my rat race. We’ve been trimming our trees the past few summers, so we didn’t have too much damage. Just a couple that bent over our lane. I didn’t need to go anywhere, so I just stayed put.