Sunday, February 07, 2010

What Snowed-in Looks Like

In case you were wondering about our little storm here in Maryland...

It started off slowly on Friday and by 9 PM or so it looked like this:



Just a couple of inches:



Saturday morning it was still snowing and by the time it stopped we had quite the pile of snow. I shoveled out my back walkway late in the afternoon, which took me about 40 minutes. I'm not too tall, and the snow was about to my waist--I'd guess about 3 feet high or so:



Sunday morning I pushed my way out my front door and got to work on my front steps and sidewalk. Thankfully the tree acted as a bit of an umbrella and the snow wasn't nearly as deep as it was in the back. It was still a lot of work though:



I still need to clear off my car and dig it out. Friday night I pulled up the wipers so they wouldn't get frozen to the windshield. If you look closely you can see the tiny tips of them sticking out of the snow:



I'm waiting to dig out my car until later this afternoon or tomorrow morning. My back and arms are a bit achy and I'm still thawing out from my earlier shoveling adventures. I'm also secretly hoping that a little snow fairy will have pity and take care of it for me. I'm not holding my breath, but a girl can dream...

5 comments:

Dawn Herring said...

Ami,
Talk about snow! Wow. It's pretty at the same time as work. Hope you recover quickly from all that shoveling. :)

Dawn

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

Wow! If we had all that snow in SE Virginia, we'd be shut down until spring, literally. As it is, we has several inches--the biggest storm in 20 years--two weekends ago, and a little duster this past weekend, and I haven't been to work in two weeks. That's partly because I teach part time and not at the end of the week, when they finally opened last week, and today we're off for a water main break, but really, I'm starting to wonder if I even have a job anymore.

Thanks for sharing the pics--it is really something to see! Hope you get shoveled out soon, preferably by a snow angel!

KatDoesDiets said...

Wow, I'm jealous. I love snow. We've been getting just a few inches here and there lately.

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

Great pictures, Ami! Are you ready for the next storm tomorrow. This is crazy. Enjoy your snow day. So excited that we will be able to hang out at FitBloggin!!

Ami said...

Dawn - Since I couldn't get to the gym, I considered the shoveling my exercise and enjoyed it! :)

Cynthia - No snow angels, but I managed just fine. I'm an independent girl, after all. ;)

Kat - It's fun and beautiful...but after three days stuck in the house, I'm starting to go a bit stir crazy.

Mel - Thanks. So far no snow here today, although the sky looks pretty dark and I imagine it's coming. Can't wait to meet you!

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