We awoke to the second snowstorm in two days. Last night, it began to fall quickly right after dinner and continued unabated with strong blizzardy winds all night long. We awoke to drifts 10 feet high in some spots.........lucky for us, it was right on our driveway. Lucky (very) we are surrounded by wonderful neighbours who love their big snowblowing toys. By the time we got out to deal with the deluge, the end of our driveway had been blown out. How nice is that??They even found our morning paper and put it in between the doors!
this is the drift at the side of the driveway...............it is about 5 feet higher than moi! A wall of snow is quite a sight, even to a Canuck. Yes, the amount of snow we have received so far this year (and we had a week of it melting somewhere along the line......) is even dumbfounding the residents. It's been a long time since I remember so much accumulation.........it was the year my son was born and I was home on maternity leave with him. That was 10 years ago. Now, hes's in sledding bliss with his buddies..........and just have to go down to the end of our street for a hill fun enough to spend an afternoon on.
There is a van somewhere in there............we did get it out with relatively few problems. It's funny, by the time a few snowstorms do their trick around here, most people are used to it. They clear it out as best as they can and continue on with their plans. Mine today? I spent a lovely couple of hours with a friend who just got back from spending Christmas with the troops in Afghanistan, catching up since we last spoke in the fall during his run for nomination of the local candidacy..........sipping latte drinks (I think I've had two of those in my entire life. I think I could become addicted to those........) and assessing the political landscape federally. So much for being snowed in.
Yes, life carries on as much as normal as we can. The roads were filled with others on their way to their destinations. Stores and businesses were open...........as were government offices. Snowdays when things shut down completely are very rare around here.....well, except for the schools. They close up if theres a whiff of flakes.
This picture was actually taken on New Years Day morning BEFORE the second storm hit. When Lily and I went out this morning to check things out, the snow was over her shoulders! She had to jump like an otter to get out of the drift.