Friday, February 14, 2014

Trapped!

Greetings from our sunny, snowy street. Wednesday, the forecast was for 4-8 inches of snow. In preparation for the inclement weather, the schools released the kids early, as the deluge was to begin around 3pm. Much to our surprise, unlike every other predicted winter weather occurrence, this one came through! After the snow started, right on schedule, we were cozied up at home and ready for some cold fun. Luckily, Tim was out of work early so he was with us too. By dark, we were out sledding with the neighbors.



The flakes were big and puffy - it was beautiful! Seeing as Tim had to work the next day, we cleared the driveway a few times, maybe 2-3 inches worth, and hoped we wouldn't have to do much in the AM. 

Wrong.


There was easily an additional foot that had fallen since bedtime. We were pretty sure that Tim's work would be closed but figured, let's clear it off. At least then we'll be done!

Wrong again!


The additional 3-5 inches we were supposed to get yesterday turned out to be more like 10. Overall, we  had about 2 feet (see table above!)

Sitting below street level, the clearing became especially challenging. We just ran out of places to put all the accumulation. We ended up lifting it shovel by shovel, throwing it over the bushes, and into the front yard. Tim and I both are sporting hurt backs and strained muscles from the 5+ hours of clearing.

But the job was made a bit easier by the sweet sounds of fort building and snow fights in the cul-de-sac.




We cleared out the driveway, but once you leave our house, there are 2-3 foot snow drifts everywhere and not a plow in sight.

Our front yard

No hurry to clear her, there is no where to go!


At least it is beautiful out!

The snow has been over for about 24 hours and we are still snowed in. Neighbors' attempts at escape failed. But it is sunny and 51 so hopefully, enough will melt, allowing us to get out.

2 comments:

  1. That's a lot of snow!!! Stay warm and we'll!

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  2. I know what it took to clear our driveway, which I'm pretty sure is less than half as long as yours. I'm impressed with your perseverance!

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