Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snow Day

Wednesday night at bedtime, as we were letting the dogs out to do their business, it started to snow.  This storm has been in the news all week, so it was not a surprise.  When we woke up this morning, there was a LOT of snow on the ground.  No idea exactly how much, however, because it had blown into drifts ... it looked to be anywhere from six inches to two feet, depending on where you looked.

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.)


  1. I hope it's over soon. Everyone has had enough snow for this winter for sure!! Hugs, Linda

  2. Snow angel!? Where? LOL!
    SOMEONE photobombed your shot! LOL!

    Stay warm!



  3. Your attempt at a snow angel is a hoot. Your friend just wouldn't let you be.

    Have a lovely Valentine's Day ~ FlowerLady

  4. This has been some winter. We are getting snow again. Not much, perhaps, 3 inches. Spring please come.

  5. It is beautiful. And, I like it now that I don't have to get out to drive to work.

  6. Haha, that's very funny. I am glad your friend issued the snow angel dare!

  7. Yep a common sight these days. Seems every where people were dumped on big time. Thankfully ours has melted. - The snow angel is fun. So happy you had people come help you plow all that white stuff.

  8. Wow! That IS alot of snow for you down there, isn't it, Connie? We still have about 30" on the ground, but with the bright blue sky and sunshine today, it has started to melt....somewhat. lol We're supposed to be in the 40s this coming week which I pray will melt a bunch of it. That pic of you and Ruby making a snow angel is just adorable!!! She loves you so!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  9. I'm so glad my corner of the state managed to dodge this white bullet.


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