Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Snowmageddon 2011


Spyder had an orthodontist appointment yesterday morning, but we were done before the snow began in earnest. We even had enough time to stop at Wendy's for lunch (doctor or dentist appointment = patient chooses lunch).

We were home by 1:30. The snow had started, but it was still in the early stages. Around 3 it really picked up, and by 5 the wind was howling. We even had thunder snow later that night. The snow was mostly over by the time we got up at 5:30 this morning. Skeeter was scheduled to report to work, so we started shoveling around 6:30.

Shoveling is where it got ... interesting.

First order of business was getting a path for the dogs. The deck had almost a foot of snow, so Skeeter cleared it, and we let the dogs out. They were highly annoyed with the snow, but they were able to get out and back with little trouble.

We had 3+ foot drifts completely covering our driveway. We don't have a particularly large driveway, but it took us almost 4 hours to move enough of the snow for Skeeter to get out. And that is only because one of the neighbors took pity on us and brought his snow blower over to help us get the last 10 feet or so.

It was snowing the whole time we were shoveling, sometimes lightly, sometimes more heavily. About the time we finished -- around 11 am -- the snow started feeling like a blizzard again. By the time I got inside, I had so much snow on me that my hair was crunchy!

Skeeter attempted to go in to work, but he ended up having to turn around less than a mile from home. The roads had not been plowed, and driving was treacherous. I was glad to see him pull back in the garage because I was worried about him driving in all that. Not long after he got home, the snow was so heavy that we couldn't even see the homes across the street.

The second wave of snow lasted until around 4 pm, and it completely undid all of the progress that we had made before. ::groan:: But it had to be done, so we headed on out. We are in for sub-zero temperatures tonight, which means that moving that snow would be a lot harder tomorrow!

Our official total is somewhere around 22 inches, but it sure felt like more!



Susan said...

Sheesh!! 22 inches is bad enough! I can't even imagine what that must be like. Hang in there!!

Noodle said...

I'm going to post photos; I just have to figure out how to get them from my phone to the computer. It's being temperamental. There is so much snow that it feels like I'm in a Calvin & Hobbes comic strip. LOL

Kris @ WUHS and Eclipsed said...

Wow. Not my kind of weather. We had snow like that one time here in the good ol' South. Nobody who was around then will ever forget the Blizzard of '93. You have my sympathies. ;-)

Noodle said...

Kris, I was in Memphis for that! It was terrible.