Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snowmaggedon


This is what we woke to this morning. apart from our cable and internet service being out, we were unscathed. Hard to see in the photo above, but the snow is up to our front door and in the back, you can see it half way up the garage door.


A view across the front yards - the bushes under our windows are probably a good 3 feet high. High winds overnight really pushed all the accumulated snow into drifts. Note woman in street walking her dogs down the somewhat cleared roadway.


Taken moments ago - sun is out, our neighbor used his snowblower to clear our driveway, the internet service is back, all is right with the world once more. Well, except for the bitter cold forecast for tomorrow - temps approaching zero, then add windchill. Another day to hang out in the house, get some small projects done and enjoy each other's company.

33 comments:

  1. I got similar pictures from my sis in Lisle. I have never been so glad to live south. Be careful and try and enjoy it!

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  2. Cool pictures! You guys got all of our snow. The St. Louis area got a lot of freezing rain and sleet. It's weird. You step outside and only sink down an inch bc everything else is frozen. Enjoy your time together...very nice of your neighbor to help you out!

    Btw, my park pictures from this weekend are on my blog.

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  3. That's one heck of alot of snow - look so beautiful though. Time for more hot cocoa I would think.

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  4. Reminds me of the nightmarish snow we had here last year..don't want to return to those days! So what I'm trying to say is, "better you than me!" Off to check out your giveaway.

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  5. We woke up to an inch of ICE over everything here in PA. My arms are trashed from shoveling snow and ice the past day--and I'm used to it (have done 20 hrs since Jan 1!). Thanks for the pics (amazing)--lets me know that we aren't the only ones dealing with tough conditions...wish I could have used a snow thrower for this, though..wouold have been easier...

    You asked about S2S shoes--definitely road shoes are adequate, and you can use basic trail shoes if you prefer. I have done ALL of my trail events in road shoes because I have wide feet and can't find trail shoes in widths that fit (and I have done A LOT of them--enough to win my age group for the PCTR "trail" distance point series last year :)--I am slow, so, if I win anything, it is due to participation.
    [Try to] Have fun and run well, Ann

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  6. Al Roker was in Chi-Town this a.m. and it looked, well, awful! Holy resistance training with all the shoveling.

    Can I request a Kovas Snow Angel (or Devil) pic?

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  7. Hang in there! It's crazy cold everywhere! Yesterday our high was -3 and the low was -25! Yikes!

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  8. I hope you gave the neighbor a Bonk Bar before he started plowing! 0 degrees? I laugh...it was -19 when I woke up this morning and went to the gym ... and that was w/o windchill. Us wimpy Coloradoans just can't take this cold, we had to stay home from school again today - yay!

    Stay warm and get lots of house chores done so you can leave that nice neighbor for the other neighborhood.

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  9. We dont' have snow here but damn the temps are bitter cold!

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  10. Any comment from Florida would be misconstrued by most... so I will just say that it sure looks white...

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  11. Looks like the view out my window too!

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  12. Glad I'm not living in Colorado or anywhere there is snow but I'm seriously freezing here in Phoenix because it's 30 degrees. AND we have had wind warnings. Brrrrr.

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  13. Holy Moley! My kids would LOVE that... for about 10 minutes. We are wimpy Californians who romanticize snowy weather.

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  14. you got one nice neighboor there!
    glad your family is ok...will not tell you about the weather here...

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  15. that's so weird when i look outside i just see palm trees :)

    hmm no internet, that's pretty horrific I'm not sure how you got through the morning

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  16. snowmygod!
    Yeah, my dad is in Willowbrook and had to dig out too. My high school (Oak Park River Forest) closed yesterday for the 5th time and today for the 6th since it opened 1873. They are hard core.
    Enjoy the family time!

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  17. wow that's intense! That's the kind of weather that make me just want to sleep all day! stay warm =)

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  18. I am enjoying all of the pictures from my friends and family in your area and very grateful that I am HERE right now. :)

    My sister is about to have a freaking baby and she is snowed in! They might have to take a snowmobile to the hospital.

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  19. With the exception of the 1,298" of snow we got yesterday, it HAS been nice just hangin' out with my wife and working from home!

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  20. I have to admit I'm digging it--literally and figuratively. Although it's almost 5pm and our driveway is still not plowed...heads are gonna roll! Ok not really but geez.

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  21. No cable? No internet? What is the world coming to?

    BTW, really like your blog.

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  22. Wow! This reminds me of snow days in Colorado when I was a kid. I have not seen snow snow...real snow in years! I need to get up to Mt. Hood. Enjoy what you can of it.

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  23. my day would have been bad with no cable or if the dish went out! But we were spared that bad part of the storm but spent the majority of the day getting out of it!

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  24. We got the snow but managed to keep our power. I have to admit that I was a bit concerned about that though. Glad you guys are doing okay.

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  25. Those pictures make me want hot chocolate.

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  26. That weather would be too cold for my new running skirt. Sunday's Marathon forecast for Huntington Beach: low 50/high 73. Perfecto.

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  27. You guys got killed! We were certainly spared.

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  28. I wish we had gotten the snow. We had the ice instead! BLAH!

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  29. Apart from your cable servicing being out?? NO CABLE?!?!?! Screw getting milk and eggs before the storm, next time when they are predicting bad weather, I'm getting a satalight dish.

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  30. No Internet!?!? Ahhhh! :) Hope you got out to play in the snow!

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  31. No Internet!?!? Ahhhh! :) Hope you got out to play in the snow!

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