Now that the snow is melting, the little yellow shovel that was missing for most of the winter has finally turned up.  Not too surprisingly, it was under the mound of snow that was once D and P’s fort.  The melting snow has also revealed some work that needs to be done in the back.  At the beginning of winter a tree came down on our back deck.  We did our best to hack off limbs and get it cleaned up but the snow set in fast and thick before we could really finish the job.  All winter long we looked at a lovely, white, glistening mound of snow on the deck.  Now that Spring is here, we are seeing something quite different!  Hopefully the warmer weather will keep happening and all that debris will be freed up from the ice that is still holding it down.  It sure will be nice to sit out on the deck again.