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Spring can't come soon enough after wear and tear of winter [Hudson's Corner]

Slowly, winter 2014 thaws. Very slowly. We will likely need all spring and summer to recover. Our house and immediate surroundings are a case in point.  Most obvious are the potholes and ruts on the JFX and city streets. They remind me of virulent outbreaks of chicken pox each spring of my childhood. Potholes are everywhere; perhaps the outward and visible signs of post winter traumatic disorder, from which streets, infrastructure and people are suffering. PWTD seems greater than usual. Besides potholes and broken water mains, some say they have noticed that their spouses or partners are more on edge this spring, and that fuses seem shorter when the car breaks down, appointments are...