I had a brief moment of terror after I published the post inviting people to participate in Ice Out 2008. Oh no, I thought, suddenly horror-struck, What if no one replies? I'll be the Peter Brady of the blogosphere! But, luckily, my fear was short-lived. Thank you, friends, for bailing me out and turning up even if you thought the party might be a little lame.
So far, 40 people have chosen a date and are eagerly standing by to watch the snow melt. But there's still time left to join in the fun! Since some uber-optimistic souls have chosen April dates, I'm going to make March 30 the official cut-off for date-choosing and bet-placing. So, if you haven't already - now is the time! This is a particularly good time for lurkers to de-lurk and say "hey" in a low-risk, potentially-high-payoff setting. Bets can be placed via comment or e-mail - momnosATgmailDOTcom.
There are plenty of great dates remaining:
April 1-9, 11-14, 16-17, 19, 23, 25-28
May 2, 6-8
June 25, 29-30
July 1-3, 5-31
Any time in August
And since the pool is still open, I won't give much information on the current status of my yard, except to say this: It has been warmish this week and there's been some melting. On the other hand, the forecast calls for snow over the weekend.
So, what are you waiting for? Plow in!