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"I Need a Snow Day!"

Wish granted. Except I really don't need a sabbath from the Sabbath. Church was cancelled today. So we went and did this:

My part of Michigan had "Thunder snow" last night and we awoke to 8 inches of the crystallized water and no church.



Yesterday, we cut down our Christmas tree:

No new snow while we were out, but man, that wind was as sharp as the saw I used to commit arborcide. Funny, I used to be against cutting down Christmas trees, but tree farms (Yes, I know about the pesticides) are sustainable unlike the Chinese plastic tree in some living rooms. Actual pines keep money in the agricultural community, they provide carbon exchange, mulch (after Epiphany), and habitat while the trees are growing. Aside from the bug/disease control tree farms are very beneficial. Additionally, Michigan is number three in Christmas tree production, behind Oregon and North Carolina as 1 and 2, respectively.

The co-owner of the farm was kind enough to give us credit for the tree as we had no cash and they took no plastic. So thank you Mrs. Xerri of Xerri's Xmas Trees in Carleton, Michigan. Look them up--you still have time to get your own LIVE tree.

The other good news is that I have a real snow day tomorrow--No Work!

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