- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I feel like I’m in a snow globe!
I feel like I’m in a snow globe!
Is that from this last storm? I’m asking because it looks like your whole nieghborhood cleared out all their cars pretty quickly.
Not recently but I didn’t it about 3 years ago when we had back to back blizzards. When the predicted the probability of the second blizzard I sat down and cried because we’d just finished digging out from the first.
Here’s our house! It’s up to my waist on our front step. Driveway isn’t even halfway clear. We got a little over 30 inches in our town in CT. They haven’t plowed ANY of the roads at all. There’s more than two feet on our street.
DH’s dad works for the power company and was on duty all night.. he got stuck out on the road for 5 hours trying to get home after his shift.
Thankfully, no! We’ve been hit with pretty much the same level of snow, but our snowblower has been a lifesaver. 😛
@HisIrishPrincess: Yes, it’s still falling. The cars don’t have any snow on them because of the wind – it’s literally a blizzard out there!
@pecanpie: WOW! You guys got it worse than us! We’ve had about 30 cms so far, and we are just supposed to get another 20 cms I believe. I hope you have a snow blower!
Oh my god that’s crazy wind then. I can’t believe it’s still falling.
@OctBride-2012: I remeber that one. I think I cried too. It felt like days to shovel out. Our street in Baltimore was in the city so not all city streets get plowed. So we had to go shovel out the street in front of your house too. Then everything froze.
@BP2Be: We do! We normally just plow with our tractor or use the truck with a plow on it, but we share that with my parents. They have the big plow at their house, but the road is totally impassable so they can’t really plow our enormous driveway just yet. Darling Husband is just having fun with the snowblower haha. Wish we could plow with the tractor, but it’s stuck in our garage right now behind a car we’re working on.
About 20 inches here in Rhode Island! It’s definitely the most snow I’ve ever seen accumulate in one day. We don’t have a snowblower (we live in the city/apartment) but our neighbor was kind enough to do our driveway! About half the state is without power, so we feel extremely lucky to still have ours.
@pecanpie: My parents live near New Haven and they have about 27 inches!
In the same neck of the woods as you. We live in an apartment so no shovelling for me but I had an event at work today so ventured in this morning and am home now. Panicked when I got into work and saw the cbc had our event listed as cancelled! Not sure how that happened. My balcony is literally completely full of snow. We can’t get out of our parking lot. Yucky out for sure.
@HisIrishPrincess: VERY windy! The wind has caused drifts as high as 5-7 feet in the surrounding yards in our neighborhood. I’m 5’9 and took our dog for a walk this morning and was thigh deep in some parts. It’s crazy! The wind isn’t as bad as last night though – there were 60-90 mph winds clocked on Cape Cod and the shores of Mass and RI!
By comparisson we’ve done well here in Eastern Ontario… a mere 18 cm (7 inches) in the last 24 Hours… but we have had some of it blowing around. This brings “our ground total” to aprox 33 cms (13 inches). A pretty small amount for this time of year.
We have “a service” that does our Driveway (Mr TTR having given that up a couple of years ago when Eastern Ontario saw an unbelievable amount of snow with aprox 12 FEET in the Winter of 2007-08). But we still have to shovel our steps, walk etc.
Each winter is different… the last few since 2007-08 have been quite mild…
To be perfectly honest, you could send ALL your snow our way, and we’d be happier than what we’ve been facing this year.
A record setting, incredibly COLD, nah.. downright FRICKIN FRIGID Winter !!
What I’ve affectionately been calling the MINUS MINUS RANGE WINTER … in that it doesn’t matter if you are looking at Celcius or Fahrenheit, the result is the same, it is WELL BELOW ZERO (-20 C = -4 F)
And we’ve even had night time lows with windchill where the two scales overlap (-40 C = -40 F)
And where our DEEP FREEZE typically may last a couple of days, or a week in late December or early January… this crazy unbearable weather has been here for over a month now !!
(Lucky for me I missed a great deal of it when Mr TTR and I were off getting Married / Honeymooning… but the wee bit we’ve seen in the last few weeks has been absolutely horrid. I sooo want to go back down south !! It is good for business tho, I hear that the amount of Canadians who are booking last minute vacations to the sunshine is WAAAAY up)
I wish I would have taken a picture of our snowfall when it hit us, yesterday! Darling Husband shovelled twice (once around 8am, and again before bed), and I took the afternoon shift… it was crazy!
The worst part has to be that we live on a cul-de-sac, and the plows didn’t make to us until about an hour ago… filling in the bottom of our driveway once again! Luckily it didn’t take long to dig out, and we can finally run errands!
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