Sunday, February 15, 2015

Blizzard Número Dos

It was easy to believe that the news stations were over-exaggerating when they said another "potential blizzard" was headed our way.  For once they weren't.

Coffeeguy's standing on about 4 feet of packed snow here. (See the window? The windowsill is about 9 1/2 feet off the ground.)

So what do we do when the wind is blowing too hard to actually play outside?  We bring it inside, of course:

Or we do this:

Or we watch endless hours of tv:

In extreme cases, we go online and plan Disney vacations that we (probably) won't go on, in the hopes that someday, someday, there will be a lack of snow and a splash of sunlight.

Stay warm, mamas.  Stay sane.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Snowmageddon 2015

We've been slammed with snow this month, and by slammed I mean that I could open my living room window and touch snow.  While the kids are enjoying the days off of school and the endless opportunities for snow fights:

Coffeeguy and I are completely "snowed out."  We have spent our days shoveling

And shoveling....

Aaaand shoveling

Until finally all the shoveling and cold has me dressing like this:

I am ready for Mother Nature to show us a little kindness! There's really nowhere else for the snow to go!

The one thing that has made the shoveling a little easier is this little investment!!

It's called a snow-thrower.  It says online that it's good for 10" of snow, but we've had 27" in the past day and a half alone and it's worked GREAT.  For less than $200 we are now able to cut through the snow in a timely fashion, and then do our neighbor's walk too.  Which is good, because we are due for another snowstorm on Thursday.  

Oh, well!  At least Rose is enjoying herself!

(This was before another 2 feet ended up on top of the tunnel.  You can't even see it now.)

Hope you're staying warm and dry wherever you are!