Thursday, March 01, 2007

More Snow

When all was said and done, we got almost a foot of snow. And the drifts were a couple of feet. Al said that he wants our next house to be on top of a hill so that shit blows downhill into someone else's yard. Oh, if only it was that easy.

We spent over 2 hours shoveling and snow blowing. Once Al had our driveway and sidewalks cleared, he started on the neighbor's driveway and some of the road in front. A plow had come through sometime, but it only went one way down the street--south, so that all the snow piled up on our side of the street. Even with a clear driveway, we wouldn't have been able to get out, so he had to plow the street, too. Later that night, our neighbor came over and thanked Al for helping out his boys with the driveway. They were impressed with the snow blower. You know, we laughed at oursleves for buying such a big one, but boy, are we glad did. We are the envy of the neighborhood!

Al went back to work today. It took him over an hour to get there, and it normally takes 30 minutes. He said there were lots of cars on the side of the road and that the roads are still pretty bad. We might get another inch this afternoon, but sun and warmer temperatures by this weekend. Then flooding and mud and all that fun stuff. Aaaahhhhh, winter in the midwest.

Here are few pics for ya:

A cleared driveway, but where do put any more snow?

Al snow blowin' the sidewalk. Aaaahhhh, the joys of being on a corner lot:

That's the street just to the left of the sidewalk:

There's a sidewalk in there somewhere:

And we didn't even get the worst of it! Other states are getting double what we got, not to mention the poor people in Alabama who had their lives destroyed by tornadoes. We got off lucky compared to all of them.


OK all you bookworms and bookworm-wannabes (you know you wanna be one), here's a quiz for ya. Thanks Michelle for having this quiz on her blog so that I could take it too.

What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Dedicated Reader

You are always trying to find the time to get back to your book. You are convinced that the world would be a much better place if only everyone read more.

Literate Good Citizen
Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm
Book Snob
Fad Reader
What Kind of Reader Are You?
Create Your Own Quiz

For some reason, it doesn't look like the red bars showing the categories I was highest in has come thorugh.The results weren't too surprising, though. The first three categories had long red bars, but nothing on the last two.

What kind of reader are you?


Ellie said...
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Ellie said...

We had so much snow that my boss closed our office! I couldn't believe it, I haven't had a snow day since I was kid!

Tink said...

I know it's been a long time since I've lived in snow... But those rifts are crazy. They're HUGE! You should pack me up some and send it here (Florida).

Michelle said...

I love the picture of Al! - all one can see is his nose poking out over his scarf. Poor guy. Thank goodness you bought that snowblower when you did.

How many more days 'til vacation? ;o)

Jay said...

That snowblower is probably the best investment you guys have ever made. Hopefully this is the last big snow of the season.

Queen of Dysfunction said...

Ok, so what do you do with all that snow? I think you should melt it down and sell it out here to yuppies who drink bottled water that costs more than gasoline.

Newt said...

Yep, surprise, almost all red on the dedicated reader thing. Pretty much the exact same as you.

Gracey said...

Wow!!! I can't get over the snow! I called my husband over to look at the pictures and he was like, "Ya, that is about right." What??? He lived in northern MI his whole life so snow doesn't faze him, but I'm a California girl so I'm just amazed by the stuff that you guys go through! I know the Army is going to make us go somewhere like that someday....I'm dreading the day!

Kell said...

Ellie--And you guys are hardcore about snow! Hope you had fun on your snow day.

Tink--I'll send you snowy thoughts--you don't wanna have to shovel this stuff.

Michelle--Too many!

Jay--We're glad we bought it, too. I'm so glad we didn't decide to wait and see.

Queen--Hey . . . I may have to go into business for myself. But I'll make sure the snow isn't yellow, first.

Newt--Well whaddaya know, you're a dedicated reader, too. Who woulda thunk it? Besides all of us, I mean.

Gracey--One of these days, you'll probably end up in the north. It's not all bad, and it's all part of the adventure of military life. But, we figure since we've bought a 4-wheel drive truck and a snowblower that we'll be sent to the south next :-)

susan said...

Yea Al and his snow blower to save the day! You guys got some serious stuff there.

steve said...

I dig the first pic of Al with the snowblower - his first pass looks like it was done by a drunken sailor.

Kell said...

Susan--Right now, it's still a bit of a toy. I don't have to anything if I don't want to!

Steve--Yeah, that cracked me up, too. That was the last sidewalk he did, and you can tell.