Saturday, February 6, 2010

6 to 10 inches???

Meet my snow removal crew.
Otherwise known as my husband and son. These guys aren't professionals, which explains why they waited until the snow stopped falling before they started trying to remove it.
Our local weather people predicted that we would be getting somewhere between 6 and 10 inches of snow with this latest winter blizzard. I wasn't happy about it, but the truck and my guys can handle 6-10 inches.
We woke up today to TWENTY TWO inches of snow and no power. Opening the shop was out of the question for several reasons. The most important one is that we couldn't GET there.
That probably seems reasonable, considering the volume of snow on the ground, but we live NEXT DOOR to the shop! It is a mere 650 feet from the house and as you can see from the photo, we own a plow!
Today I learned that you can't plow 22 inches of snow. It is just too much. We also live on a hill, so there is the question of exactly where do you plow it to?
Starting at 6am, my snow team began plowing and salting and shoveling and scraping their way to the bottom of the hill. I offered to help, but the third shovel was at the shop (remember, the power was off and there wasn't much else I could do). After much deliberation I trudged over the hill to the shop to check on things (heat, lights, etc) and shoveled my way back to the top of the driveway. That's my path - just one shovel width wide - that you see in the photos.
It is now TEN hours later and my snow team has almost cleared the driveway and they still have the entire parking lot to deal with.
Thankfully, tomorrow is Sunday and the shop will be closed. That gives us a whole extra day to deal with all of this white stuff. The bad news is, they are predicting snow for Wed., Thurs., Fri., AND Sat.
I hope they are wrong!





8 comments:

Kelly Ann said...

I feel your pain, we were closed yesterday, today and maybe on Monday...the store got 25 inches..

Anonymous said...

I'm with you - I hate snow too! Sorry you didn't have power. This was a great day to be snowed in with the sewing machine.

Joanne Smisko said...

We are at Myrtle Beach for our winter vacation. We had a little rain and in the high 40's. Loved seeing the pictures from home. While we are here for 2 months, I sometimes get a little homesick. I can tell you one thing, I don't miss the winter snow. My sister called me to tell me they got 23 inches of snow in Wexford. Glad I'm here. Thanks for the pictures from home.
Joanne Smisko

Anonymous said...

It is 68,& sunny. A Chamber of Commerce sort of day. I told you, you should've stayed in Fl.... If you watch the Super Bowl later (if you have power)we are just 65 miles north of there.
Your best friend, who has repeatedly invited you to visit....
Bernie

Anonymous said...

Where on earth did Cary get that jacket from???
B

Debbie at QP said...

One word for you - snowshoes. Then you wouldn't have had to shovel anything, you could have just walked on top of the snow. We got 20" but we opened today. Now what we are going to do with all the snow predicted later in the week? Who knows?????

Anonymous said...

So glad that you found those boots last week. Guaranteed no measurable snow? Is that what you said? I guess the joke is on all of us...

Bev said...

I am trying to figure out what is on the tailgate of the truck!!