Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard 2011

Wow-- within a 24 hour period, Mother Nature dumped about 18 inches of snow on us. The wind blew it around a ton, and the resulting snow drifts were both dramatic and impressive. Andrew worked from home today, which is a good thing because there's no way we could have left the house before the plows came by around noon.

When we woke up this morning and came downstairs, we were transfixed by the amount of snow that we saw on the south side of our house:

But when we looked out the north side, it didn't look as bad.

Andrew took a break around lunchtime to shovel off our deck and stairs. While he was out there, the snow removal people came by to clear off the driveway.

Sonia and I stayed inside where it was warm and toasty, but we tried to keep Andrew company by watching him through the window.

After her nap, Sonia got all bundled up and went outside to check out the snow cave her daddy dug for her. She wasn't so sure about it, but I thought it was super-cool!

I put Sonia to work shoveling the very top of the driveway that the snow removal people didn't quite get.

My fingers hurt! (That's Andrew & Gonzo's favorite Happy Gilmore quote.)

Sonia thought this whole snow business was pretty darn cool! She played on the driveway in her saucer sled for a little while, but I didn't get a picture of it. As usual, Sosini was sad when I made her come in.... I think her internal thermostat is broken!

1 comment:

Niki said...

Holy COW!! That puts our two inches that the whole city shut down over to shame. Sosi looks so cute in the hat and mittens from CJ! It's fun seeing CJ's clothes have a second life.