Saturday, January 26, 2008

Snow Days

We had two storms in three days this past week. Two "snow days"- schools closed, events cancelled, and everything else that comes with lots of snow... like digging out!

Here's my husband who is still outside in -14 degrees, blowing the snow so we can get our oldest daughter to her basketball game in a couple of hours.


Here's the view from our family room (I'm not going out there unless I have to!) of our neighbour's driveway. That is a Honda CR-V parked there, and, yes, the snow on their lawn is higher than the top of it.




We have had significant snowfall since December. That's a bit early for us. The upshot of this has been that we've been digging out not only the front of the house, but also the backyard. Or, I should say, *I* have been shovelling the backyard, since my husband does the front.

"Why shovel the backyard?" you may be wondering. Well, we have 3 dogs, and our yard looks like this:


To the left of our shed, you'll see bits our fence. Yep, the snow is pretty much level with the top of most of the fence now, and the dogs can march right over it! As you can see, I've lost the battle with two storms this week so close together. Last year, I was able to hold out until mid-February when I finally had to admit defeat. So, the dogs have to resign themselves to getting tied on to the deck. And I will resign myself to spending 20 minutes letting one out at a time, several times a day. At least when its this cold, they don't want to be out there for long.

One last pic, from upstairs in the house:


Looks like the chain link fence across the back of the yard has finally collapsed once and for all on one end. I guess we'll be looking at putting up a new one this summer. Maybe something 10 feet high...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's a lot of snow!!

Doreen said...

Oh my! Thanks for sharing those pictures, I really enjoyed looking at them since I think that is where snow belongs...in a picture. We have enjoyed a very nice week of sunshine here, a bit cold for us going down to -3 or so at night but we have enjoyed afternoons in the park which has been a bit rare of late...it feels like spring is just around the corner for us. Actually it did snow here once in December and the kids used their new sleds but that was the one and only day this year so far. Ahhh, I just love bragging about that, yes it has rained but you don't have to shovel rain!

Tracey & Mike said...

Holy cow! We have quite a bit of snow but nothing like that!! Was it you whose dog was on the neighbour's shed roof last winter?

redmaryjanes said...

We've been getting quite a bit of snow too, but it warmed up strangely today and we got rain.

Christine said...

Wow! I guess all of our rain isn't so bad afterall! :)

"M" said...

UGH!!!!! Stay warm up there in the great white north.

Wendy said...

Your weather is certainly making the news out this way. I love snow but that's a bit to much!!! Stay warm.

FDChief said...

Awesome! We used to get snow like this in Chicago when I was a kid - I remember one year we had to tunnel out the front door!