But Kyiv has entered the record books for ferocious winter storms with its March 22-23 blizzard – and it’s still snowing. I don’t know how much, but it’s deep – looks like the official total of 1.6 feet is about right.
Many of you probably stayed in today. However, having no food in the apartment as usual, I had to venture out. Plus, as a Minnesotan, I have boots, scarves, gloves, long underwear, an assortment of winter coats and caps. So I’m not afraid to go out.
The first problem I encountered was opening the door to my apartment building. Nobody had bothered to shovel the doorway. This did not come as a surprise. Then I saw all the cars buried and going nowhere in our yard – and again I was happy not to be a car owner today.