When I went to bed, there was a fine mist of rain/snow. The radar showed a lot of green coming our way. I slept peacefully. Rain is better than snow.
O. M. G.
At least 8" deep, and it's still coming down.
Heavy wet snow.
Everything is thickly flocked.
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Have called in the calvary on this episode.
I'm hunkered in. May be dug out tonight or tomorrow.
What a wallop.
Things to notice with deep snow:
I shoved the breezeway door opened and stuck my head out. The quiet. No traffic noise. No industry. All muffled. Delicious!
The house is warm. With a thick blanket of insulation on the roof and no wind even a brick house becomes cozy.
I checked the snow - it's absolutely PERFECT packing snow. Were I even 5 years younger and less injuries, I (even at my elder age) would be out there creating something, anything with this bounty.
No school today. But I've got $$ saying I won't see any kid around here out playing in this wonderful stuff. Jeez, they don't know what they're missing....
For grins and giggles I wondered if the tuned up sno-thrower might help me clear a narrow path to the bird feeder. Temps were just below 30F and pleasant so ... what the heck.
Hey! It cleared a path. Through 8+ inches of wet snow? Are you kidding me?
So I wondered again. The turnaround would be awful, but the long driveway - might I get any headway there? Yep. I did 2 border rows, but the going was awful, too slippery. DOH! I had bought some Yak Traks in Fall. There - snow studs for the boots. WAAAY better traction.
The end of the driveway was too deep for me, but since it was a snow day - the kid across the way was out shoveling his driveway. I asked him to do the driveway apron and then clean my deck. He said sure and I popped him some cash. Win win. (Seems he had a little help himself from a couple of the little kids down the road. LOL)
Meanwhile, I started on the turnaround. Could I do it? Well, yes - but really a bear. I had to move snow to make way for snow then move that snow and each time I threw it, it got denser so in the end I was really really tired and my bad ankle was hollering.
The sno thrower worked really well. It did overheat several times, but I wasn't surprised. After a cool down it started back up. What a trouper.
So there. Armageddon stuff done after all. :-D
With a little help from my friends....
P.S. Back inside, warm and dry and DOH! I had forgotten to fill the bird feeder. What a maroon. *sigh*