Divine intervention

My old friend Bill Corcoran always joked that he did not own a snow shovel. He said he believed in the Biblical method of snow removal: the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.
Thinking of it always made me chuckle … until Tuesday morning when I found myself laughing out loud.
Beginning just after nightfall Monday, the snow started. It seemed light at first but before long, the ground was covered, and by the time I headed for bed sometime after 10, it sure looked like I better get up early and clear the walks.
Boy, was I wrong.
Somewhere around midnight the temperatures began to climb. By morning, it was in the 40s, and by afternoon the 50s.
By then, the snow, which had to be at least two inches deep when I turned in the night before, was nowhere to be found.
For once, Bill’s joke was no joke.
I could get used to this.

Ed Ackerman