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Iowa is about to get hit with the winter storm that hit the Rockies not too long ago.  Right now it looks like we're getting several inches of snow over the next couple days.  I cut my job interview trip short and started to head back home, I'll have to do the interview on zoom.  I was looking forward to meeting my potential new employer in person and checking out the town too.  Ugh. 

Here in the upper Midwest it always seems like winter has one last blast before giving up and letting spring come in full time.  In 2018 when I was in Minnesota for school we got hit by a blizzard in April which delayed me getting home for a day.  Two weeks later I was mowing the lawn at home.

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    • Queen Of Hearts


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