Mar 232011

We survived the epic snowstorm that hammered us for the last 24 hours.  Actually, the heaviest stuff probably lasted 12, but who’s counting.

The wind was whipping around pretty good this morning when I got up!

With gusts in excess of 30 mph, I was kinda worried about the tall trees that we are surrounded by.  They are very prone to falling on power lines.

Luckily, we didn’t have a problem.  (I had us covered anyway.  I had charged the Kindle, Archos Tablet and laptop just in case.  You can never be unprepared up here.)

I was wondering why it was hard to open the door to the deck!

Let me explain why this is surprising to me.  Our front deck is about 3 feet off the ground and has a roof on top of it.  This is from the blowing snow.

This is my snow measuring gauge.

I was up several times last night to see how much we had on the railing of the deck.  At about 4 a.m., after seeing this grow, I knew that we wouldn’t be going anywhere today.

Rick is my hero!  He never complains about shoveling off the deck.  Thank you honey… mwah!

The first measurement we took was in the driveway.

Considering that it is a buttload of snow, it still makes good photo ops.

OK, time to fire up the snowblower!

Paths were made around the whole yard so that we could still get to the sap buckets.

Speaking of sap buckets, remember that one that I showed you yesterday?

This is what it looks like today *sigh* .

And these 2 really took a direct hit from the snow and wind!

As I walked around the yard I took measurements in different areas.


Poor Rick!  He’s had to park his car in the driveway lately because the wood for our new kitchen ceiling is stacked in the garage next to my car.

How much snow did we get?  Really hard to tell.  So, I will just take the average of the 3 measurements and guess around 14 inches.  I’d say that was the most we got in one dumping this year.

It was nice to have a snow day off from work, and it looks like good weather for the rest of the week.

Now we just have to wait for the snowplow to get around to us so we can get out of here for work tomorrow.

  9 Responses to “Spring 2011 Snowstorm”

Comments (9)
  1. I hear ya, my Northwoods Sister! Our snow was almost totally gone, and the ice had entirely melted off the bays, then BAM! Thundersnow last night that has yet to let up. My kids are actually sick of it, and they LOVE snow.

  2. Here’s hoping for sunny days ahead!

  3. Poor Dad! I know he was looking forward to the snowblower being retired for the season. Wow, you guys really did get dumped on! We got about 4-6 here rough estimate. Mostly packed down sleet with ice underneath. Yech… So ready for warm weather. Looking at the forecast it’s suppose to stay about freezing during the day and about 10-15 at night until Monday. Gonna stick for a few days I guess.

  4. You guys really did get another blast of “old man winter”. We are looking more like Nichole’s area here.
    Love your site!

  5. Thanks Roxy! I love doing this site 🙂 And yes, we got hit pretty good. Glad you don’t have to deal with all this snow.

  6. Dad has a love/~sandyrooney~sandyrooney~sandyrooney~sandyrooneyhate relationship with the snowblower. Glad he has it, hates having to use it. Sorry to hear that you have the ice 🙁 Glad we missed that part of it.

  7. Awww……just a light dusting…….now when I was a kid we used to get snow so deep
    it would take a catapillar a whole day just to clear a quarter mile of road! It was so deep
    we would walk up the snow banks, stand on top of the roof of the house and slide down the
    other side…………The winds would gust so strong you would just have to step out from behind
    a building, and the wind would blow you to the other side of the street. When I first married your
    Mother Nichole, I used to shovel all that by hand. Then she bought me my first snowblower. Then the second one. I gotta admit she spoils the heck outta me. Yep, I think I will keep her……. 🙂

  8. Now all the wrinkles you see on my face are not from age, but from the laughter. Love you guys. Keep it up.

  9. Glad to be able to bring a smile to your face, Georgia!

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