As you may have heard, we had a bit of a snow event here last weekend. And by snow event I mean, we got hammered with about 24 inches of snow. That, my friends is a lot of snow. But why tell you when I can show you?
These are the chairs on my deck on Saturday morning. Care to sit and have a cold beer with me? I’m guessing your answer is no. It was still snowing at this point, by the way.
And this is our wood pile, along with some extra wood Dale put on the deck in the garden cart. If you know the relative size of a garden cart then you can get some perspective on how deep the snow was.
Our picnic table was also covered in snow so I don’t think you’ll want to sit there and eat a nice, juicy cheeseburger with me any more than you’d want that beer on the deck.
The poor arborvitae were completely bent over. We’re hoping they make a full recovery but this has never happened to them before so only time (and the arrival of spring) will tell.
This is the view looking across our street to our neighbor’s driveway. You can see how deep the snow is by how much of the fence posts are buried and by how high it comes up to this young woman. They shoveled that whole long driveway themselves – quite a task!
Our other neighbor has a snow blower and you can see him slowly cutting a path through the snow of yet another neighbor’s driveway in this photo. It was deep, deep, deep.
There was a lot of drifting and our cars weren’t quite as buried as they could have been.
Nevertheless, we were grateful (there was cheering, in fact) when this good Samaritan helped us out. We didn’t know who he was at the time but he came back later to beg the use of our bathroom and we found out it was a friend of my stepson’s. We sent him back on his way with clean, dry socks, a fresh cup of coffee and some home baked peanut butter cookies. One good turn does indeed deserve another.
All things considered, my family was extremely lucky. We never lost power, cable or telephone so we were warm and entertained and in touch with the outside world. I made up for not shoveling by cooking and baking things like lasagna, cookies, homemade marshmallows and hot chocolate (more on that later!) and chili. We played games and did some drinking and actually enjoyed our snowed in little world for a few days.
And now? I’m ready for spring.