The Storm That Was
Nemo, the Blizzard of 13 didn't disappoint. It started out slow and took a good few hours to hit 'blizzard' status, but when it did.....the wind was howlin', the snow was dumping and it was a white out. The worst of it was from about 11pm until dawn yesterday morning.
This is how we started out at the beginning of Nemo on Friday morning. Just a dusting on the ground, and about 2 ft to the top of the pool.
This is where we're at now. It's hard to tell how much snow we really got because there was so much wind and drifting, but one of the neighbors measured 28 inches in the best spot he could find in his yard. I'd say that's about right. The pool is full and beyond.
Thank goodness neighbor Tom came to help dig us out yesterday with his tractor. There was so much snow he didn't know where to put it.
Now, it's not that we haven't had this much snow before, it just doesn't usually happen all at once.
We could barely find my car.
Here's my neighbors above ground pool. I swear. It's there. Cross my heart.
And their front door.
Well, sort of.
Here's The Bates Estate.
Out the front door this morning........snow and more snow.
Today there is bright sunshine and blue skies making for lots of shadows on the snow.
And still lots of drifting.
We brought lots of wood in and were hunkered down for the duration. The neighbors ventured over during the storm on Friday night and we enjoyed a little blizzard party, complete with storm themed YouTube selections.
Yesterday was, of course, spent digging out. We still need to shovel a 'tunnel path' for the dog because the snow is too deep for him to get through.
We were relatively unscathed other than the copious amounts of snow. Along the beach however, the ocean made its power known wiping out some sections of seawall. Actually, more like a giant rock hill wall about 25 feet high which is no more. Here's a clip from the local TV station, that shows a little bit of the ocean's fury.
Thankfully, we finished digging out in time to enjoy the sunset after the storm.
Today, I'll be working on some design at my desk.
The fire is still going, so all is good.
What's on your plate today?
Ciao for now,