Thursday, February 07, 2008

Will this winter ever end?

Yesterday we had yet another big snow storm. This one had been predicted pretty well and almost all local schools (including the kids' and G's) were closed, as well as malls, libraries, museums and almost anywhere you'd want to be!

Unfortunately, the snow didn't come right away--it started with slushy, rainy stuff, which then froze under the snow. Up to 20 inches were predicted--officially we only got 12.5 inches, but I beg to differ.

And then the wind came, causing all sorts of drifting. G. and I were out shoveling at least three times and it just kept coming.

Here's some pictures from today--after the clean-up. Look at the snow on the roof:
Snow banks so high that we can't get car doors open unless we park far on the side of the driveway:
Snow in the yard is up about two feet and that's ice on the sidewalks under the snow:
This one is out our kitchen window at the neighbor's Arbor Vitae "fence" between our properties. Tons of heavy, wet snow is bending the bushes in half:
And record-breaking cold and wind-chills are forecasted for the weekend. This winter has been the worst that I can remember.


RawMilkStar said...

Wow, that's some crazy snow! Hope spring comes soon for you.

mamafitz said...

and now we are supposed to get more snow tonight!

i remember 2000 being a bad year. my in-laws got stuck here because the airport shut down, it was caleb's first year of school and i swear he caught every single bug going around (and then passed it on to the rest of us -- including the in-laws), and we had a lot of snow.