1. Wahoo! for funky snowpeople. This fellow hung loose on our street:
2. Wahoo! for awesomely huge trees (about 100 feet tall by our estimate) that didn't lose any limbs while I was standing directly under them to snap this photo. The tree at left lost a limb just seconds after I stepped back under the porch. I've never heard a noise quite like the whiny creaking sound of splitting wood before the limb crashed to the ground. Well, maybe I have but I don't recall.
3. Wahoo! for Poppets, who are immensely patient about being posed in the midst of cold, wet stuff. This Poppet is named Violet:
4. Wahoo! for advance preparation that paid off. I thought I didn't own any warm, waterproof boots but on the morning of our big snow, I spotted some Timberland boots that I'd purchased at a 70%-off winter shoe sale (I live for the end-of-season 70% sales), several years ago. They were way up in the top of the closet, still in the box and they kept my feet nice and warm all day. I do hope they get more than one day of use in my lifetime.
Wahoo! for the tall guy who pulled them down from the top shelf, also. You can see the ground was a slushy mess (but not slippery -- that's a wahoo!). In fact, I dropped poor Simone, my blue Poppet, and she landed face-down in the slush. In that admirable manner of Poppets everywhere, she didn't complain. Poppets are very well-mannered.