We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I wish I could post the photo I took of my spare pump hard at work on draining my neighbors basement. The discharge pipe he had installed to carry the water his pumps removed from his basement far away from his foundation, Froze. And everything backed back up into the basement again.
So there is my small utility pump running hour after hour (stores at this point are cleaned out) and the photo is of the icicles forming from the branches above the discharge spray and the huge ravine formed in the wall of snow by the water.
Never has the Spring flooding collided with the grip of Winter before in the sixty years I lived around here. More Warming! Please!!!