All this snow makes me remember one of the most significant acts of human generosity I've ever witnessed.
For those not from the midwest, it sometimes snows for days. We were living in 'boo, in a house. On one particularly routine evening it started to snow. A few hours later I decided to shovel my sidewalk and driveway so I wouldn't have as much work to do in the morning. I spent 1 1/2 - 2 hours shovelling. It was still snowing but we'd already gotten 2-3 inches so I figured it wouldn't snow much more.
Not only did it snow 2-3 more inches while I slept, the wonder snow plows had scraped all the snow from the road into a 4-foot high mountain of snow; blocking my driveway. This was nothing new. This scenario played over and over for years and years. What made this different happened after I got up and started shovelling again. I'd been scraping away at the huge mound of snow for about a half-hour and this guy in a pickup fitted with a plow scraped it all to the side in two or three swipes. Then he went and did every other driveway on the block.
Rarely do I witness such selfless generosity from strangers.