So when I put the weather graphic on page 1 for Thursday's paper, I was optimistic. I thought the rain/snow mixture that was predicted would be more rain (like I'm sure quite a few of you hoped). Imagine my surprise when I looked out the window and could already see the white. And it wasn't just little patches of snow; the ground was covered. Snow was on roofs. I had to brush the snow off my windshield and hood. Ick, I was so not ready for this. But then I had to remember that it can snow at this time of the year and in larger quantities. (Halloween blizzard of '91 anyone?) But being hearty Minnesotans, we remember how to drive in the sloppy snow, we shovel the sidewalks and we put on the gloves and scarves.