While I was fixing dinner tonight, I glanced out the kitchen window and noticed a white board lying on the grass. I had a hunch, but went outside to confirm: it's my long-lost snowboard (for measuring snow, not coasting over it). It had blown away during high winds a month or two ago, and now it had re-surfaced from where ever it was hiding. The hiding place was apparently a bit muddy, because the board was dirtier than the last time I saw it. In any event, I think, given the inability of the old snowboard to resist the stronger winds, it's time to retire it and put it out of its misery.