Snow Daze

In weather time, 24 hours can be the difference between no snow and more than 30 inches of snow.

In weather time, 24 hours can be the difference between no snow and more than 30 inches of snow.

The sliding glass door showcased the snow drifts from the warm comfort of the living room.

The sliding glass door showcased the drifts from the warm comfort of the living room.

The snow drifts on the other side of the garage door were not as fun.  They were a barricade that had to be shoveled away.

The snow drifts on the other side of the garage door were not as fun. They were a barricade that had to be shoveled away.

So we shoveled...

So we shoveled…

And shoveled.

…and shoveled.

Laura demonstrated an alternate travel option - snow swimming!  Cars can't swim, so we went back to shoveling.

Laura proposed and demonstrated an alternate travel mode – snow swimming! Unfortunately, cars can’t swim, so we went back to shoveling.

After much more shoveling, we tunneled a path from the garage door to the front door.  Time for a hot cocoa break.

After much more shoveling, we tunneled a path from the garage door to the front door. Time for a hot cocoa break.

And then back to work clearing the snow.  This time aided by the snow blower.  We hope to reach the street by tomorrow.

And then back to work clearing the snow, this time aided by the snow blower. We hope to reach the street by tomorrow.

Laura - next year, please don't wish for snow on your 7th birthday.  The person in charge of weather overdid your request this year.  Happy Birthday to my #1 daughter!

Laura – next year, please don’t wish for snow on your 7th birthday. The person in charge of the weather overdid your request this year. Happy Birthday to my #1 daughter!

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12 Responses to Snow Daze

  1. Erica says:

    Great photo journal of yesterday. I absolutely LOVE the photo of Jason at the snow baracade. You should send that in to the news stations. Happy Birthday Laura. I’ll make plans to be in Florida for your Birthday next year because you have some very powerful wishes.

  2. shoes says:

    LOL!! I adore the picture of your little guy all bundled up standing in front of the door of snow holding his shovel. 🙂
    I am glad Laura got her birthday wish of snow – such fun for the kids, maybe not so much for the adults. Enjoy that hot chocolate and the get back to work! Oh, and might I suggest you get some “Voom” from Little Cat Z (under the hat of all the other Cats in the Hat’s hats) – it does wonders for cleaning up snow.

  3. As a native southern Californian, I can’t even comprehend what you just showed me… and I thought it was chilly around here because it has been getting below freezing at night! Hope all goes well and I am glad you still have electricity!

    • Beth says:

      After our long, cold winter, I am rethinking my preference for northern climates. Southern California’s almost perfect weather (minus winds, fire, and earthquakes) sound ideal right now.

  4. Momma G says:

    So glad you took time to take pictures and share with us! As with the others, Jason’s expression tells the story as he opened the door to go outside. How different the snowy world would look from his vantage point! Such snow drifts are discouraging enough without the sheer quantity of snow to be removed. Spring is coming sooner than later, but I am glad you captured the moment. And on the practical side, like you, I am grateful you did not lose power so you could remain snugly warm as you looked out upon a white world.

    • Beth says:

      Power loss was a big worry going into the storm, since no power = no heat and water. We were lucky, though others in the region did lose power for some time.

  5. Good night that is a lot of snow!!!! Fantastic pics though. Your kids look like they’re having a blast.

    • Beth says:

      It was at the point of too much snow to play in. Once the driveway was clear, we had fun playing there. More than 2 weeks of melting later and we still have some snow on the ground. Looking forward to spring.

  6. dogear6 says:

    What a great story your pictures tell! And Laura’s getting so big. . . wow! I’m glad you haven’t totally given up the blog. I really enjoy when you do post.

    Nancy

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