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.
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!
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.