We had over 18 inches of fresh, heavy snow fall from Thursday night into Friday due to a Nor'easter making its way up the east coast . Living in the NE, you would think this is just another day in winter and well...pretty much it is. However, in this case, schools and even community colleges were closed. A warning of "no unnecessary travel" was put out over radio and television across central NY until 6am Friday morn.
All in all this is not a problem for us NE'sters (yup made that word up) when there is an abundance of snowplows, snowblowers and shovels helping to keep the snow accumulation cleared from roads, driveways and sidewalks. However, when one relies on a contracted snow removal from one's drive that doesn't show up, then you have a slight problem-o. Here are some pics from our 'little" bit of snow and the "fun" we had trying to remove it. I felt muscles that I didn't even know I had!
Can you find the steps???
That's over 15 inches of snow on top of the car
That's my daughter's car on the right which we were trying to get unburied so that she could get to her college class... thankfully they officially closed at 10am. Yes, even the college students have snow days!
This pic above shows about 50 feet of drive near the main road. The end of the drive slopes up to the road plus the huge snowplows push more snow into it. There was probably at least 24 inches of snow at the end of the driveway!
It is said "that behind every cloud is a silver lining"....well how about "somewhere behind every snow cloud is a bit of sunshine" Here is some long awaited "shine" that made it's entrance not a moment too soon.
I just love how snow looks with the sun glimmering on its surface.
(click on pic to enlarge and see the big hunk of snow flying from K's shovel...didn't realize I had an action shot!)
The end of the story....we were eventually able to get out of the driveway once we found a kind soul to plow us out...and well...THEN we were doing the
The sun has since melted all of the snow in the driveway...and.I.am.so.SO.ready for spring!
Have a great weekend!