So it started snowing around 9 am yesterday. The snow that was supposed to stop at noon finally stopped at 4. The "little to no accumulation" ended up being 4". Then we DID have a lull for a little while only to have freezing rain step in around 9 pm. By 11 pm when I went to bed, it was white out conditions!! By now, they were saying that we should see an additional 4-8" of snow. GULP!! So off to bed we went. I took my computer so that I could check for school closings (both my girls commute to college) and when I woke up at 3 am, I decided to check the computer - nothing for my girls but lots of delayed openings. I decided to get up to see what I could see and I just about had my chin hit the kitchen floor when I looked out the front window. My car is a Dodge Grand Caravan but it was looking more like the Sprinter - it was covered in no less than 15" of snow. I could see the once bare driveway now had snow up to the top of my wheels!! ALL of the trees were drooping heavily from the weight of the snow. I went back to bed for a few hours and then got up at 5:30 to see the damage. 19" of snow. Fortunately my one daughter's college was cancelled but the other daughter's was just a delayed opening at 10:30. UGH!! We figured we'd send her on the train but the problem was the train system had shut down! Finally at 7:30, they too decided to cancel school for the day. Thank heavens because it was 12:30 before our driveway was finally fully snowblowed, shoveled and scraped.
So, without further adeau, I'll share some photos with you. The "before" pics were taken yesterday afternoon after the 4" snow and then of course the "afters" were taken today. Enjoy the winter wonderland!!
My back patio set before and after (the poles above support an awning in the summer)
My street and mailbox - not perfectly the same picture but you can see the difference in the mailbox. The second picture shows the snow plow that was stuck overnight as well.
My minivan in the driveway. When the snow first started at 9, the driveway was complete blacktop. That's our goal in the winter - to keep it as clear and safe as possible. So you can see in the first picture, it's about 4" on the ground.
The children's little picnic table in our backyard
Now it's just a lump! LOL
Just a pretty view of the backyard. Those branches out there that are down to the snow are usually about 8' off the ground.
My two little ones, Robby (10) and Joanna (8) on the driveway. You can see it's almost to their waists!!