Sunday, December 20, 2009

Blizzard of 2009

The snow started some time early Saturday morning. We woke up on Saturday to about 6 inches. It didn't really stop until late Saturday night and I think we had about 20 inches in the end with various heights of drifting.
This will be our 4th winter at this house and we haven't used the snowblower much... but with a snow like this, it would be crazy to be without one.
On Sunday morning, we were able to get out and go for breakfast.
Maddie loved sitting on Rudolph!
My snow bunny
Don't think we'll be grilling any time soon.
Tom clears a path around the pool (aka the frozen pond) and into the yard so the puggies have some space to go potty. I think we cleared this about 5 times on Saturday throughout the storm and then again on Sunday morning.
We had some crazy drifting on our house roof & the garage roof. Hard to see it here, but it was hanging out over the gutters by about a foot. The entire time we were clearing the driveway, I was just waiting to watch it fall.
Tom loved his toy.
I wanted to get in the hot tub but the snow on top of the cover posed quite a challenge. I eventually got it off but then the temp was only 80 degrees... not quite warm enough.
This was Saturday - middle of the day. It added another 6 inches by the time it stopped.

I enjoy snow but this was a little much. It was too cold and windy/snowy during the storm on Saturday to go sledding with Maddie. And by the end of it, the snow was way too deep to take her out. We'll just have to wait until the next one.

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