With the first day of spring behind us, I have officially survived another midwest winter. Rochester had record amounts of snow this year (of course) and the snow was piled about 4 feet high in our front yard. Most of the mailboxes down are street were barely peaking above the snowline for several months. But after about a week of temperatures in the 40’s (yay!) the snow melted surprisingly quickly. Even with a surprise snow storm that laid down a couple of inches earlier this week, we can now see almost all of the front lawn.