No one really wants or expects to get much snow in October. The leaves are still on the trees and the ground is still relatively warm. It happens, for sure, and it's always a mess, but not like this one. No matter where you look virtually every tree has at least one broken limb and many have simply split down the middle with the weight of 10+ inches of snow.
Life gets interesting with no internet, no electricity and melted snow to flush the toilets. But there is companionship, camaraderie and helpful neighbors. Somehow it doesn't seem so bad when you know that just about everyone else around is in the same situation. We joke about it, complain about the cold, and offer to share firewood.
ps: sorry about the picture formatting. As I said this site is a work in process, and there is still some template processing to do.