Saturday, February 6, 2010

More snow today

Liam had to work very hard to follow the girls
The snow was just below my knees!
Last night Mark scooped all the snow out of the middle of the igloo/ fort and it was completely full again this afternoon
The snow on our deck rail was crazy!
A peek of sunshine after about 34 hours of steady snow!
(If you click the top picture you might get an idea of how tall the snow is)

The snow finally stopped today around 5pm. We have more snow than my children have ever seen. The last time I remember this much snow was in 2001 - 2002. So it's been a while since we've had to deal with such volume. We went outside today around 3:30 to shovel our sidewalk and driveway and our shovel broke! Fortunately we have two of them and since only one was working, I was off the hook. I did do the sidewalk and made a path to the road, but Mark did the majority of the work. The snow is so deep on the sides of the driveway. I just hope it's a nice, slow melt, not a quick one that our gutters can't handle. Mark is out shoveling a path on the deck now for Randy. She has been a trooper, but has had some difficulty getting off the deck.

Peyton loved playing in the snow, but the snow got inside her sleeves and her arms and hands were so red. She and our neighbor went sledding and forged through the snow making big tubes through the snow. Liam had fun, but he really struggled to just walk from place to place. Mark had to go retrieve him a few times, but we didn't lose him in a drift! Big tall snow is not much fun when you're only 3 feet tall! We need to buy a sled. Last year Mark pulled the kids around the yard in a laundry basket tied to a rope. This year they used a huge plastic thing that goes under your clothes washer to hold the water if it floods. Seriously redneck sledding in this part of Harrisonburg!

Still no sign of snowplows and I have no idea when they'll show up. I don't expect them tonight, but maybe tomorrow. We haven't heard about church tomorrow or about school Sunday, but I have a feeling both will be canceled. Mark just measured in our backyard and we have 21 inches!

1 comment:

Jennifer Juniper said...

Isn't the snow crazy??? We ended up with 22 inches at my house and are expecting 4-10 more tonight! Love the igloo :)