And the after, March 23.  We got somewhere between the 8 and12 inches forecast.  The wind blew it all around, so it’s hard to tell, exactly.  Here it looks like about 6, but in front of the boat shed it’s bare and in front of the privacy fence there’s a 2 foot drift.  There was thundersnow and blizzard-force winds and a whiteout.  And the first hints of spring are buried again.   My crocus were just popping up and I had finally seen the first robin.  I am done with snow!