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Although we had a regional weather forecast of a rather severe snow storm, I went to bed last night with low expectations of much white stuff on the ground Sunday morning. I was wrong! A rather large storm worked its way up from Tennessee, passing through Virginia and Maryland en route to New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. We had about 15cm in the front and around 25cm out back. The official report for this area is around 20cm, but there are areas with over 50cm. We had a good breakfast of oatmeal, pancakes and bacon before I sallied forth to do battle with the accumulation. It's fairly light-weight stuff, not dense at all -- so I was able to shovel out the driveway and sidewalk easily. Then I went down the street to help out some older folks and a widow. Talked to a number of neighbors and then worked in the gutters, clearing out a drain path to the storm sewers. Another guy and I collaborated on doing the sidewak and driveway of another older dude. That's about all the Boy Scout stuff i can stand today! JoAnn and I worked together to clear off both cars and the back deck. Now the sun is out and temperatures are above freezing. It will be slick on the streets tomorrow during the commute, though, because we are forecast for temperatures below freezing tonight.

our back deck

over the back fence to Fort Hunt street

front view of the house

our street

Gretchen in the snow

Gretchen with a neighbor girl
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Johnny Cash: I Walk the Line
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Date:February 12th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
That's a lot of snow. [shudder]
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Date:February 12th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
Gretchen looks happy
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