Tuesday, November 30, 2010


(These pictures are of the snow after the 1st storm, we had 2 more!)

Last year's winter was cold but the snow was not so plentiful. This month however seems to making up for last year's weakness. In the last two weeks we have had over 2 feet of snow drop on our home and more is coming this weekend. Our driveway sits on the back of our house off an alley way. Our home sits at the middle of a T with intersecting alleyways. So, this means when the plows come, we are the recipients of their spoils which turns into a wall of snow in our back yard. Ronny and the boys think this is awesome and have plans for snow forts and snowball fights when they get off track this next week. The boys are concerned it will melt by then. I assured them that 4 feet of snow will not melt before it is time to play!

Yesterday I was out shoveling the front walk and porch. The snow has reached the level of the porch (4 steps up) and it is beginning to be hard to find a place to put the shoveled snow. After finishing in the front I turned to walk through the yard to get to the driveway. I soon realized that this would not work as the snow in some places was up to my hip. So I walked around the corner and down the alley to get to our driveway. I looked at it and decided I would need a break and a glass of water before I started on it. (I was already tired!) I went inside to sit down for a few minutes and then heard what I thought was a plow going down the alley. I opened the garage door and discovered our sweet neighbor going up and down our driveway with his snow blower. I grabbed my boots and ran outside to give him a giant hug! What a life saver he was yesterday for me!

This morning I woke up with my back aching and couldn't remember doing anything that would make it hurt so bad. Then I remembered the hour I spent outside shoveling that snow. We are just starting the winter. I am already looking forward to spring!


Stacey said...

I so don't miss snow!