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It’s snowing here. Again. Yes, yes, I know it’s winter in New England and I know that snow is (sometimes) part of that experience. But we’ve had a lot of snow in the last couple of weeks.
Here is our driveway at the very start of the Blizzard of 2015. This was the storm at the end of January.
And here is a similar shot during that blizzard. I’d say we got 2 feet or so but there was a lot of drifting so it wasn’t easy to tell.
It was a lot of snow. And, while my brother-in-law is very good about plowing the driveway, there are still walkways and more that have to be shoveled. Dale has been suggesting that we get a snow blower for years but I always resisted. We had kids at home who helped, it’s good exercise, it doesn’t snow that much. You know the drill.
On the day after we got all that snow from the blizzard I went out and helped Dale shovel. After about 10 minutes I looked at him and said, “why don’t we have a snow blower?” His answer: “you’re kidding, right?”
A few days after that conversation we had another storm that dumped close to a foot on us. I went to work that day and I made a couple of phone calls and wa-la we are now the proud owners of an Ariens snow blower.
And that’s a very good thing since we’re in the midst of another snow, ummmm, event. That bird bath in the front yard? It’s just about completely buried in snow now.
How many days until spring?