So it’s snowing…

And I can still get into my blog, so here are some pictures.

The big part of the storm came overnight, and it’s still going on. High winds, drifting snow, a lot of snow (especially for Maine). I think we have between 17 and 20 inches in our yard. Records are being broken all over southern Maine with 29-33 inches and still snowing). Not sure about here.

The view out the kitchen window this morning,
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and the view the other way… (Gravy in front, Zuzu in back)
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The inside of the door to the outside, and cracking it open to get out,
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We had to shovel out to go get the boyo, who had spent the night at a friend’s,
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No problems driving around in the old Subaru. DH says I want a Subaru. I think we will fix this one (it needs a head gasket and new timing belt), and probably get another at some point.

Coming back from gathering up the offspring, and coming down Sand Hill, we wondered what was going on. It was soon apparent that somebody tried going up the hill and couldn’t make it, so they had to back down the hill. A truck was sitting next to the car, waiting for it to back down the hill, and there was a line of trucks with plows waiting at the bottom.
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(SUV in that line decided that it wasn’t going to make it up either and is turning around here)

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State Street, between the rotary and the turn up Winthrop,
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Crazed driver and non-plussed sprog,
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Turning onto our road!
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And almost at our house, there it is on the left (in the right photo),
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That snowdrift out the back kitchen window?
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(for reference, he’s about 6 feet tall)

It is nearly impossible to shovel with the dogs around, especially Zuzu. She wants to catch the snow as it flies off the shovel. So she’ll put her face right at the shovel. She frequently gets bopped in the chin, but she doesn’t care. And then Gravy starts barking, because she wants in on the fun too. Here’s Zuzu waiting for the next shovelful. She was eventually enticed to go play ball and we finished clearing off the steps.
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5 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Melinda said,

    February 9, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

    Hey! I’ve been there. But it didn’t look ANYTHING like that in August!

  2. 2

    Georgia said,

    February 9, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

    Great photos. Love your house!

  3. 3

    Diane McKenney said,

    February 9, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    thanks for the pics. We’ve been wondering how other folks made out. We had around 8-10 inches. Plows have been all around.

  4. 4

    Chris said,

    February 14, 2013 @ 2:38 pm

    Wow, that’s a lot of snow!!! Doesn’t sound like it slowed you down too much. :)

  5. 5

    kmkat said,

    February 19, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    That is one heck of a lot of snow. More than we have.

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