Snowing Too Fast to Keep Up

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The snow is falling too fast to keep up with the photos. These are from a few days ago, and it has been snowing constantly until yesterday. Two mornings ago I was on yukifumi toban duty so had to get up at 5:30 AM to shovel the community shared spaces in the hamlet – this despite it being Mona’s day off from school, which should mean I get to sleep in until at least 7:30. I thought I could get home and go back to bed for an hour or so, but by the time I got in Mona was already awake.

I know that there are two or three people worrying if we have/will have any snow come Jan 3. Please enjoy these photos and know that it will probably snow several more times before then. (It is supposed to snow more tonight)

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There will be plenty of snow for snow-shoeing, sledding, skiing, and building the world-record biggest-snow-man-in the-world-ever-built (in Sakae Village). I can’t wait.

The photo below is from a week or more ago, so don’t count on the snow being that shallow. Its well over doubled since then. The second photo is of our rice polishing vending machine.

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