She woke.Â He was sitting on the bed beside her with his laptop on his lap.
She said, “Aren’t you cold?” then scrambled from the bed and ran into the living room and turned up the thermostat.Â Even though she wasn’t wearing her glasses and couldn’t see well,Â she glanced out the sliding glass doors. What on earth was that white stuff all over the deck?
She took several tentative steps closer.
She ran into the bedroom and crawled across the bed until He and She were nose to nose. “Snow!” She exclaimed excitedly.Â “Do you know how long it has been since I’ve seen snow?”
He looked up from his computer and smiled at her.Â “No,” He said.Â “How long has it been since you’ve seen snow?”
She answered, “Nineteen-ninety-seven!Â Fourteen years!”
He said, “Wow! That’s a long time.”
She leaned in even closer and very seriously answered, “Not. Long. Enough!”
She pointed toward the backyard and told him to clean it up.
He told her she’d have toÂ to take it up with God.
“Oh,” she said.
She doesn’t think she is going to win this one.