Saturday, February 06, 2010
SNOW, SNOW AND MORE SNOW! Holy smokes. It started yesterday. We shoveled last night about 6 inches so it wouldn't be as horrible today. It was wet, heavy snow so it took us a while to clear out the driveway, sidewalk and pipestem (the little road we live on). While we shoveled, it kept snowing, so by the time we were wet, freezing and ready to come in, there was already another couple of inches on the ground.
They predicted that most of the snow would fall during the night and they were right! We woke up to another 12ish inches. It's hard to tell exactly how much since the wind blew last night too. We shoveled for about an hour and a half and got the driveway and most of the pipestem done. I was so wet that I came in for a while to dry and thaw. :) About an hour later we went back out to finish the job we had started and to clear some of the snow that was still falling. 2 hours later we were tired, cold and wet again. Time to be done. We put the shovels away (it was still snowing a little bit) and came in and thawed out. When I looked outside this evening, we probably got another 3 or 4 inches. On the weather station website it says we got 23.5 inches. I don't think we got that much snow in one storm while we lived in WI. It is TOTALLY CRAZY! And to top things off, they're predicting more snow on Tuesday. I'm not sure if the girls will ever get to school again. The snow is so piled up and the roads are so messy, school and activities are being cancelled left and right. I have sewing to do, and we have power, so there's tv and computer to keep us busy. We have plenty of food to last so we don't have to go out to the store and if the power goes out, we have the trailer with a full propane tank for heat and TONS of blankets and quilts. :) But I really hope the power doesn't go out. That would be a bummer.
Anyway, I wanted to post a couple of pictures of the snow so you can all see what fun we're having! :) tee hee Mostly, I wanted to let you all know, we're still alive and doing fine. :)