Don't Know Why, There's No Clouds Up In The Sky.....
As a native Idahoan, I have been trained to GET READY FOR WINTER!!!! From insulating my water lines and pipes to making sure the roof wire was plugged in so Ice Damns don't build up on my roofs edge.
The winter of 2016-2017 brought so much snow to my sidewalks I swore that a snowblower was going to be purchased this year, and it was.
But this winter has been unusual for us Idahoans. There has been very little snowfall, and the temperatures have dipped in the below zero numbers very rarely, and even then, not for very long.
So we wait with our skis in hand, and our snowmobiles in the garage but at the ready for the significant snowfall that allow us to enjoy the outdoors and yet for me, hate it at the same time.
My snowblower has graced my sidewalks only twice this year, the second time because I felt I needed to justify spending so much. For what I paid I could have had a local kid shovel the whole year AND give him a good tip and Christmas bonus.
But this is also where Idahoans get a bit cocky. We think that winter will not come this year (maybe it will maybe it wont) and then we begin to think that we are immune to the powers of Mother Nature because we don't get hurricanes or tornadoes or it would appear, even winter.
So we let our guards down and we let the motto BE PREPARED slide a little bit here and a little bit there, but sooner or later Mother Nature remembers our little corner of the world and the forces gale upon us.
Thunderstorms bring major mudslides burying homes in both water AND mud; Heavy snows fall on trees full of leaves that have not fallen yet causing power outages and home damages; Hail storms come out of nowhere to pock the roof and hood of your car; and the Wind storms blow everything hither and yon until your chaise lounge becomes a permanent fixture in a ditch.
SERVPRO has responded to most of the above in the past year and will most likely respond again when we let our guards down. So stay vigilante and always be prepared. But when Mother Nature sneaks up on you, remember SERVPRO is here to make it "Like it never even happened."