Look at the images in this newspaper today of two Belfast suburban areas in which residents are still virtually snowbound 12 days after the first flakes began to fall.
Even the able-bodied are finding it difficult to cope and all feel frustrated at the lack of action by any of the authorities.
It will take nature to rid our mountains and glens of the heavy snow, but it is shameful that residential districts on the fringe of Belfast have been neglected. It doesn't matter whether the Department for Regional Development or the local authorities step in, but surely someone can order in a snowplough to open the streets and some lorry loads of grit to clear the footpaths? The suspicion is that if it was the road to Stormont which was hit, it would have been cleared long ago.