At lunchtime today, Thursday, I bundled up, grabbed my trusty snow shovel and broom, and cleared our porch, steps, and a path through the sidewalk. I also swept the snow off my Jeep ... not that I was planning to go anywhere, but you never know. The snow was about 10 inches deep on the sidewalk, and it had drifted into a mound covering our porch and front steps.
While I was doing this, The Husband was in the garage working on our snow blower. He could get it to start, but it wouldn't stay running. I called our neighbor next door at Hartwood Winery and asked for some help. He sent The Cavalry, in the form of Dan, their vineyard manager, on the tractor with a blade.
Dan on this tractor with its grading blade, and The Husband on our tractor with the front-end loader, had our driveway relatively clear in only about an hour.
All this snow must affect my judgement. Here's an example: a friend issued a dare on Facebook ... make a snow angel, take pictures, then post them for all to see. Ruby joined in, too.
As of now, 5:00 pm on Thursday, it is snowing and blowing again. I wonder how much more we will get before this is all over later tonight ... please let it be over later tonight. (edited to add: We only received about an additional inch of icy snow overnight, which I have already shoveled and swept from the porch and steps and front walk. The Husband is at work on the driveway. I am thankful.)