Monday, December 22, 2008

The Morning After

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!

Life is Good, honest it is

Hugs, Giddy


GardenJoy4Me said...

Giddy .. those pictures of your front door with the wreath covered in snow .. how perfect could it be !! .. Yes we too have had a load of snow .. I don't know how hubby would stand it without his snow blower .. I laugh about men and their power tools .. but hey, this one is a keeper ! LOL

Kerri said...

Oy is right! Oh dear, you two really had your work cut out for you today. H is indeed a trooper. Too bad you had to call the plow guy though. Could you park the truck at the top of the driveway before a storm, and then plow downhill? I guess that would depend on having a place to pile all the plowed snow. We have quite a huge heap at the bottom of our driveway.
We've accumulated over a foot here since Friday and Sunday's storms, and we had that nasty wind today too.
Maybe we'll have a mild January. One can only hope! :)
Glad to know you stayed safe.
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Ugh, so much snow.... I love me a good snowstorm, but 16" is a bit much. I bet the two of you were sore today! I know Dan was, I was a bit, too, and I didn't shovel nearly as much as he did.

Here's hoping we get a break for a bit!
Happy Holidays!

WiseAcre said...

The wreath is perfect. The rest is pretty if you don't have to shovel :)

Something about those snow domes / mushrooms really appeal to me. I should go out and get some pics too.

Giddy said...

Hi Joy, H is a keeper too! Don't know what I'd do without him.

Kerri, we learned another valuable lesson this year. Park the truck at the top of the hill. Now, mind you, I did mention that last year, but you know how men always know better!

Ali, you and I are both hoping for a better January, but......

WA, get out there and start shooting some pics!!!