"I can't wait to go fishing and get out," Groves said. "It would be nice."
She may have to wait a bit longer. Old Man Winter has been known to hang around a lot longer than the traditional start of spring in these parts. In fact, Snowshoe Mountain resort, 77 miles to the east, announced Tuesday it was keeping its ski slopes open through March 31.
"When you get snow, there isn't a whole lot you can do with it," Groves said. "Maybe ice fishing -- and that's even if you can get there to do that."
Before the storm hit, the Nicholas County girls basketball team was able to leave Summersville on Tuesday for a trip to Charleston to play in the state basketball tournament, which began Wednesday.
The Summersville area has seen its own problems over the past four months. Snow from superstorm Sandy caused numerous roof collapses, forcing a grocery store and a convenience store to close.
"It's really sad to see people suffer, when you have to buy gas for generators and you can't work because you're stuck and can't get out," Groves said.
So she and others are holding onto hope that warmer days are just ahead.
"We're waiting for it," Groves said.
Gazette staff writer Rusty Marks contributed to this report.