February 9, 2013

Surviving NEMO

It's been a long 36 hours since the first flakes started with the blizzard of 2913 named NEMO .

The predictions were dire but we've heard it before. Still the gas tanks were filled the errands done and groceries purchased.

 

 







By 6 pm there was 5 or 6 inches of snow on the ground but only a light snowfall. Nothing threatening .

Morning started just before 4 am as power failed. The blizzard had materialized and dropped its thick white blanket on us, lovely, serene and Cold!

 

This is the view out the back door along our 6 foot fence around the pool. No chance opening this door .

 

The snow had frozen rain mixed in making for a very heavy, sticky base- notice the snow stuck to my beloved whirligig

Let the fun begin!! Heavy wet snow higher than our good sized snowblower is not fun. Actually need chains for the machine to get traction, it took all day for hubby to get the rover cleaned up and the driveway clear enough to actually get out - IF a plow ever hits our street that is.

We are in that orange swath on the coastline. Officially we got 33". Wow epic for sure.

And Beautiful.

 

1 comment:

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Glad you're okay! We, in WNY, got a foot. It sure does look pretty when it sticks to all of the branches, doesn't it? Stay safe, keep warm...hope you keep power.