Think & Write #118

Early Snow

The alarm goes off.  I wake up and I get to my feet.

I get up and I go out to the kitchen to make coffee.  To my surprise, it happened.  It already came.

“I can’t believe it,” I said, gasping.

My wife came out, and began staring at me.

What are you looking at?” she asked me.

“Look outside!” I told her.

After she looked outside, she smiled.  “Well, it looks like someone needs to get started on the shoveling, huh?”

After that, she just stood there, with an expectant look on her face.

“No,” I told her.  “Not yet.  I am not lifting a finger until I get my coffee.”

At that, my wife nodded.  “Get your coffee, then.  I’m going to check the weather forecast.”

My wife left the kitchen, leaving me there, waiting for the coffee to finish.

When it was done, I poured a cup and added the hazelnut flavored cream.  After drinking my cup, it was official.  I was now ready for anything.

I threw my work clothes on, with my heavy winter jacket and a pair of snowpants.  After putting my boots on, I went out to the garage.  There wasn’t a lot of snow, so I used the snow shovel.  My new snow blower will have its turn.  Believe me.

In just a few short minutes, the driveway was shoveled.  Operation: Happy Wife completed.

I re-entered the house and removed the clothes, placing them in the basket.  Looking outside, I knew that it was official.  Winter has come early this year.

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©2012  K. L. Walker

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