Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yes, we have *snow * !

For the past few days the weather forecast has been for 5 - 8 inches of new snow today. It was supposed to start around 9 am. By 10:45 we were still waiting for it. But at 11 am, it started. For about 15 minutes it was light, but then the heavens broke open and oh boy, did it snow, and snow and snow. About half of the people in our office went home early - around 2 pm. Since I live so close, I don't have the excuse to get out early. So, I stuck around. It tapered down to nothing by 4:30. I decided then to keep my dinner plans with a friend of mine.

After a lovely dinner with Dr. Joanie, we walked to our cars, only to discover it was snowing and blowing. I cautiously drove home, staying in the paths made by the cars before me. What a shock it was to get to my garage to discover no plows have been here all day. I opened the garage door with my remote and gunned the engine, heading straight for the narrow opening. Part way up the apron, my car hung up on the more than 10 inches of new snow. What to do? I got out of the car, trudged through the snow to the shovel I keep in my garage and began shoveling, and shoveling. Peder was right - it's heart attack snow - very heavy, and still coming down. When I thought I had cleared enough of the white stuff, I trudged back to my car, put it in gear, and gunned it straight into the garage. Thank You, Lord, for helping me manage the narrow door without hitting anything. I walked back to the street to make my way to my door. The snow had drifted over 15 inches on the sidewalk. Where on earth is our snow removal service?

I just read the snow removal guidelines for my association: sidewalks are cleared within 12 daylight hours once the snow has stopped. This is ridiculous! How do they expect residents to navigate?

I've been in the house an hour and my cheeks are still cold. Winter! I'm so ready for Spring!


MamaD4 said...

I'm sure it was a pain in the backside, but I have to laugh a little picturing you gunning poor Buggy into the garage! It's a good thing you have such a little car.

I Love Barbershop said...

I certainly don't want to make it sound like I'm being sarcastic, but we only got about four inches of snow and our snow removal people were here the first time around 4 o'clock and they came back around 8 o'clock.

the problem was that when I got ready for bed around 10:15 pm, the wind had blown everything back.

Hope you don't end up with a back ache.

Pat said...

Oh!! All the joys of living in Minnesota!! That's all I heard last night and this morning was the hum of snowblowers. That was quite an ordeal getting Buggy in. Did you cuss a little while shoveling the heavy stuff and then trying to navigate through the 15" pile? Pudge tells me that helps.