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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Yes We Have ...


SNOW! According to the local weather gurus, this latest winter storm has dumped the most snow in the past fifty years! We got about two feet in a day and a half ... that's on top of the 10 inches last week ... on top of the already compacted foot. Yesterday I spent about three hours doing my best to compact the snow on our driveway before plowing some of it. With this much snow ... where to put it is the question? Just getting out of the garage was difficult with four wheel drive ... and coming back from picking up my grandbaby my four wheel truck got stuck on a snow berm. Being a 'manly' woman ... (as my daughter calls me) ... I hiked from the street to the house with baby in arms ... grabbed a snow shovel and dug out the truck ... a nice neighbor came over to help. That hubby of mine! Just where was he?? In San Diego on a vacation day with friends! (And he complained that it was raining ;( ...poor baby!) Of course, all of the school districts took a snow day. Let's see, all last week Nathan was home sick with a cold ... and now a snow day ... I'm so looking forward to him going back to school tomorrow ;) ... he's been bouncing off the walls (me too).

Photo: My front yard and plowed driveway ... btw, that nice plow job is courtesy of my very nice neighbor ... he came and cleaned up my attempt. My time spent: 3 hours. His time spent: 5-10 minutes with his bobcat.

8 comments:

Phil said...

Great photo!

Can Snow Dog come protect our street too?

Constance said...

I liked that picture too! My hub flew to Los Angeles yesterday for work. He got there just as the front was breaking up. We've talked about having a 4 wheel drive once we retire but now I wonder if we need to have something else in our winter weather arsenal? I was thinking of the plow thingy on the front of our vehicle but a bobcat, now that's some serious snow removal!
Connie

Amrita said...

That 's a lot of snow.Glad you neighbour helped.The dog seems to be enjoying the snow walk.

Mrs. Darling said...

We got two inches that melted in two hours. Im so jealous of all your snow!

Pat said...

Oh Lordy, what a day!!
I hope Mr. Mac didn't get to wet or catch a chill! ;)
Great photo, doggy looks like he's wondering why he's no longer in California!

Saija said...

we got the winds (with maybe an inch more snow) that created blizzard conditons ...

and praise the Lord for good neighbours ... ours used to plow us out all the time! they were a good bunch and made living in our cottage that much easier - then that much harder to give up ...

keep warm!

gramma_s said...

O, your snow is so beautiful, wish I caould borrow some. We have a few inches which makes me lonesome for the ridge where we used to live. Sometimes we would get a couple feet and that was beautiful. Enjoy your time at home with your family, you deserve some cozy time.

Maggie Ann said...

That IS a lot of snow!