Monday, February 8, 2010
(This was taken Friday night at about 10pm looking out at the street from our front door. At that point, we probably only had 5 or 6 inches, a teensy fraction of what was to come.)
By now you've no doubt heard all about the snowstorm that hammered the Mid-Atlantic region over the weekend. It is not an understatement to say that even though they told us it was coming, we were still awed by the sheer quantity of snow that descended on us. I am not sure about the official totals, but at our house we got about 25 inches. 25 INCHES!
(Neil enjoying a bottle of "Daddy's Little Helper" in the garage during a break from shoveling.)
Meanwhile, Sophie LOVES it. She runs around the house, clasping her hands together, saying "GO OUTSIIIIDE?!" She almost vibrates, she's so excited to get out in the snow. She even happily gets into her snow gear, if you can believe it. Once outside, she clambers through snow that is nearly as high as she is tall. She even "helped" us shovel with a tiki torch leftover from a backyard barbecue a few years back. (Note to anyone considering shoveling snow with a tiki torch: they are only exceeded in their ineffectiveness by their tackiness.) Every time we take her out, we have to drag her back in. She would stay out all day if we let her.
Overall, we were lucky. We never lost power, as hundreds of thousands of poor souls in our region did, and the tv didn't even flicker during the worst of the storm. So for us, this has been a lovely couple of days spent enjoying each others' company and the amazing beauty of the white stuff.
Now they're predicting MORE snow for Tuesday. The last forecast I saw said 5 inches or more.
What a winter!
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Posted by CaraBee at 12:11 AM