And it snowed, and snowed, and snowed February 7, 2010Posted by Judy in Uncategorized.
Tags: snow, snow storms
We’d been hearing doomsday reports about the huge snowstorm that was to pummel the area this weekend . . .the storm promised to bring as much snow as the pre-Christmas storm. Of course, each time we checked the weather, the predictions got more and more dire . .. going from 12-18 inches, then 18-24 inches, then 20-30 inches. We were ready. The only real bummer was that family was supposed to be arriving on Friday, and their flight got cancelled in anticipation of the storm. And more family was going to arrive via train tomorrow (Sunday), but that got cancelled as well. Bummer! (Merrily, all parties will be arriving Monday or Tuesday, so only a slight delay.)
So the snow started Friday morning, but it was super light and not much was sticking, not until about 3 or 4 pm. The snow started in earnest sometime after 7 or 8pm, with big flakes and lots of wind. We woke up to giant drifts of snow all over our yard, including one that came to the bottom of the bay window. DH went out to measure the snow, and we had about 17.5 inches . . . . and the snow was still falling . . . and it continued to fall for another 6 hours or so.
When the sun started peaking out, we decided to go tromping outside to take a gander. We bundled up the babes, popped them on our backs and out we went. Sadly for me, the first drift we encountered was about 24 inches, and it just got worse from there! Let me tell you, tromping through 30 inch drifts with a 30 pound toddler on your back when you are only 62 inches tall, oh, and 4 months pregnant . . . . not so easy! At one point, I slipped and fell (yes, I know, there wasn’t that far to fall!!) and had a ridiculously hard time getting up. After that, DH went inside and got me a walking stick. It certainly helped with the balance, but my arms are going to be very sore from lifting that thing through the 24-30 inch drifts!
Here I am at one of the deepest points.
Once the snow started, our internet satellite quit working and we just weren’t totally sure why. Well, once we got a look at the satellite, we knew . . . how could it send any waves when it was all covered in snow!
You’ll also note in the above pic that there is a giant mound of snow measuring 22 inches . . . this was sitting on top of the air conditioner=)
Remember the drift near the bay window? During our tromping, DH went over the measure it . . . . . .45 inches! That’s almost 4 feet . . . . crazy!
So now the big project will be figuring out how to shovel our very long driveway without going into cardiac arrest! Granted, we have an F-150, but it’s now 4-wheel drive, and even if it were, I have my doubts about it’s ability to successfully drive through two feet of snow! Maybe one of our neighbors with giant tractors will come to help=)