Monday, February 8, 2010

Scenes from a Winter Wonderland

So you might be aware that a major storm rolled through the Midwest this past weekend.

We certainly got our share. All day Friday, all we saw was this:

And this:

Take a bush that's right outside our front door.

9 am: No snow. Greenish grass behind it.

12 pm:

3 pm:

Take us.

Friday night: Normal

Saturday Morning: Shoveling our driveway for an HOUR. Wet, heavy snow a foot deep on a small driveway will apparently take two adults working for 60 minutes each to clear it.

Sunday Morning: Very, very sore.

And a tree in front of our house? See how high it stands - somewhere between the top window and the bottom window?

Well, this is what it currently looks like:

Thank goodness I never liked that tree. I don't know if it will ever recover.

And then there was the issue with the car. We drove to a restaurant to have brunch with friends. No problems. We drove to their house to borrow a tack gun (to use on our kitchen project). No problems. We were leaving their neighborhood, driving on a busy street to head back home, and we stopped at a stop sign. And this happened:
Yes, all of the snow that had collected on top of the car chose that moment to slide down onto the windshield. I seriously had to stick my head out of the window and direct Josh on how to drive 200 feet and turn into a church parking lot. We couldn't see a thing. Thank goodness we didn't hit anything or anyone.

Let's just say it was the perfect weekend to stay inside and work on our kitchen!


Jaimbob said...

Oh how I wish that was all the snow I saw outside my window... 23 inches over the weekend... 8-10 coming tomorrow... the federal government has been closed since part of the day on friday and will be closed tomorrow... its crazy out here!

dining room tables said...

Snow is great if they are small in volume but not when it wants to cover my whole car.

Lynn said...

I'm loving it! There is something exciting about waking up wondering how much snow arrived during your slumber. I love having my husband home. I love the drama that snow brings.

Your header picture is just awesome.