Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column buried up to its neck in snow. Almost. Well, not quite.Let us clarify. As excited as were to see that winter finally arrived this week, we made a bit of a rookie mistake as we set out to dig out our car from the previous night’s dump. We went through the usual motions: start by opening and slamming shut the driver’s side door watching the light Colorado snow cascade off the window, get inside, start the car and that’s when it all turned sour, er, sloppy.
We realized we made the first-season-in-Summit mistake of leaving our windshield wipers on the night before so as soon as we switched our motor on, the wiper blades did their thing and dumped about three feet of snow right in our lap through the open car door. We’d love to hear if you’ve made a similar wintertime gaffe that left you shaking your head, sopping wet and cursing the snow we all love so much. Tell us your story at firstname.lastname@example.org.***
We hate to do this on such a gleefully powdery weekend, but we have bad news. A Scum Alert! Scum Alert! called in by former local, who will remain nameless.Our anonymous caller left the county because she became very ill. Her then-boyfriend started a donation fund to help defray her medical costs, but when she left, he decided to keep the money for his own use instead of helping his girlfriend. That alone could constitute a whopping Scum Alert – but wait, it gets worse. Her boyfriend has also decided not to give her dog back, which she left with him temporarily when she had to move back with her parents because of her illness. Needless to say, she’s pretty devastated, and wants nothing more than her pooch by her side as she recovers. So to the boyfriend, if you’re out there (and you know who you are), have a heart during this holiday season and return the dog. ***
Now for some good news. Tara sent us in a very special birth announcement for Addison Yu Ching Olson, pictured somewhere on this page.”Addison Yu Ching Olson, born Jan. 19, 2007, was forever placed in the arms of her mother, Tara Olson, Aug. 20, 2007 in Taichung County, Taiwan, where Addison was born. Tara’s father traveled with her. From Taiwan, they went to Wisconsin for a few weeks to meet family and friends. They arrived in Breckenridge to the home they share with Greg Becker and canine big sister Marley later in September. Tara wants to thank their friends and family for all of the support and well wishes that have been bestowed upon them, ‘You guys are the best!'”***We out, in snowshoes.
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