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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column sounding the alarm for the biblical blizzard.

(Insert sound of Millions of Summit Up Readers cheering.)

No, seriously: As we sat here at the Corporate Suites Wednesday afternoon just staring out the window (we tell the boss we’re not daydreaming, we’re planning our strategic attack on genius – it works about as well as you’d think it would) at the biggest, fattest, fluffiest flakes we’ve seen since, well, since last week when we poured the milk into our cornflakes and then forgot about them until lunchtime. Made us wonder why we keep raiding coral reefs for sponges when we’ve got all these corn flakes around.

Back to our point (or the vicinity of it), now it’s Thursday as we’re writing this – and it’s still snowing. We love this, don’t get us wrong. It’s great (other than this unshakeable feeling that we should quit our jobs to get out and enjoy it while it lasts).

But what if it didn’t stop? What if we’re just a week into a 40-days-and-40-nights thing? What if the modern-day Noah is already out there in Summit Up Land somewhere, building an ark-sized toboggan?

This troubles us because, A) we aren’t that Noah, and deities are usually so forthright in channeling through us and sending us omens; 2) 40 days of snow would get pretty deep, so we’d like to be on that two-by-two reservation list for this toboggan, but we have yet to receive an invitation; and Darnit-all-D) we wouldn’t be worried about a thing if people had listened a month or so ago to our urgings that we need to get rid of all these cars and go back to dog sleds and horse-drawn sleighs.

Well, maybe we’ll just have to build our own boat. Or should we say dinghy?


We think it’s Friday, but we’re not sure – all our celestial calendar markers have been blocked out by the snow and clouds the past few days. Tell us what you’ve been seeing in the sky at, fax at (970) 668-0755 or just howl like the wind on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237.

We’re out building a snow tower of Babel …

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