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.