Last night, the wind howled and snow swirled. Outside, the snow was steadily accumulating all around us and Mother Nature was in a whimsical mood. H opened the sliding glass doors to look out on the deck and see how much had accumulated. The wind was fierce and he quickly slammed the door shut. The resulting impact knocked snow off the door and left this impression of a black cat trying to get in out of the storm. Too weird!
This morning, we opened the door and tentatively looked out to see what the night had brought us.....
....this was about 8 inches of snow on the front porch.
Our beautiful wreath given to us by a dear friend was coated with the glistening stuff.
H and I, decked out in our long underwear and woolies, ventured out to begin what was to be a very long morning of plowing and shoveling. But first, we had to dig out the front gate so we could get out of the yard!
Yes, there is actually a truck under all that snow.
The deck had even more snow on it as we had not shoveled the initial 3 inches off before it started snowing in earnest. Big mistake. This morning, the grill looked like a space alien with his conehead sidekick.
You can see from the front door how the wind slammed the snow about last night.
Although H was a real trooper and managed to get the door yard plowed, the State plow truck had built a huge four foot wall of snow at the top of the drive and we were unable to get enough traction to plow the 13 inches of snow off the uphill driveway. Soooo, we ended up calling the local plow guy to come plow us out and we're still waiting for him to show up. Needless to say, he is quite busy today.
After all was said and done, this was the 13 inches we got overnight. We had already plowed 3 inches the evening before in hopes that we would not get so much overnight. So much for hope!
All totaled, the storm left us with 16 inches of fluffy, white snow. And it's only December. Oy!
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