Wednesday, March 15, 2017
My favorite view just off my back porch and to give you a start to Storm Stella. We were almost snow free when this rolled in around 2am.
Yes, a bit tilted as the snow was blown half way up the door and I got it open enough to stick my arm out for a shot. The furkids couldn't understand why Momma wasn't opening the door all the way for them or what was this wall of white doing there.
Toward my brother's house and getting ready to go out for the second round of shoveling.
There is a walkway from my porch to half way to this barn and then the walk runs to the big grey barn to my Mom's porch. I felt like I was shoveling 3 miles of walk!
My brother out in this awful stuff plowing constantly. And the snow coming down harder. Where did the walk go? My Mom's porch buried, again.
And it got worse - finally it was declared NO TRAFFIC and county plows were pulled off the roads (several of them went off roads) because it got impossible to see. That's when we said 'enough' - we will start again in the morning.
Trying to get out the backdoor and porch so I can start shoveling. We got 30" of snow, then high winds that just made mountains. Its was brutal out there.
We start all over again. Bits of work here, then there, eventually it was all cleared. Snow was blown pretty well off the roofs - not that I was about to clear them. But we cleared out dryer vent and other special areas - our county Emergency Website had a list of items to check - they were getting a lot of CO2 calls. There were two local dairy barns that collapsed from the weight of the snow and a church was lost to fire (heavy snow on the lines). Now we wait to see how much we get with the weekend storm.
The furkids - Bella spent most of the storm in the guest bedroom - under the bed - (she is afraid of the winds) and Moe just took comfort where ever. How he got on my ironing board (again) without knocking it over?
I hope to get out for a bit in the morning (and no not to shovel snow, but probably will have to) for a few errands. I will share my sewing time pieces tomorrow.