Thursday, February 14, 2013

Nemo (or whatever it was called...)

We moved to our little house by the marsh to get away from all the snow inland.

Luckily - at the last minute and at the urging of our mover (of all people) I had decided to bring the giant snowthrower with us, rather than just leave it at the old house.

Friday the snow started during the day, and I cleared the driveway twice that day in anticipation of alot of snow overnight.


Saturday morning we woke up to... well... wow.

We started to clear first thing in the morning. 
I did learn that with high winds - pre-clearing the driveway can be pointless.
Luckily in some areas there was only about 2 feet - the snowthrower went through this easily.
taken from an upstairs window, after having given up
But the wind was brutal.  If you've ever tried to use a snow thrower in high wind - you know what that's like. So after some hand shoveling we gave up for the day.
crazy wife is still out there

Sunday was bright and sunny.
We assessed where we had left off from the day before.
Found one of the cars.
We eventually got the driveway cleared by knocking the snow down with shovels then running the snowthrower through at a snails pace.

But we sorta dead-ended at the street - two days in and no plows yet.
notice the fabulous melting, its about 25 degrees out

So - we passed some time.
but the sunshine made it feel like spring
My clever-wife got the idea to dig our way out to the road.
looking north down our street
Luckily help was on the way.
looking south down our street
She wasn't out there long by herself, and by evening a full car width path was opened up for the entire block.
i love this neighborhood
Monday a payloader arrived!
The plows were by later to tidy up.


 And on Tuesday - we finally got that snow bank backed off the driveway.

taken Thursday morning... hardly any snow left!


bring it.


e said...

Wow. You are a pair of intrepid women.

maxine said...

I hope there was bacon and prosecco waiting for you at the end...

LilliGirl said...

Oh My! I would have LOVED living through all that with you but remember why my goal is simply to go further south to FL. It snowed here today but didnt stick and my view in VA is God brought it here and will take it away. It never lasts long enough to fuss over. :)