Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Let it Snow

The first big blizzard of the year has struck.  Snow is falling about 2 inches an hour.  Yesterday, it was 40 and rather balmy.  Most of the previous snow had melted.

Around 1 this afternoon, Joey and I decided to go to the local Mexican restaurant and the store since they are close and on top of the hill so it's all pretty level to get there.  LOL...my car got totally stuck in the driveway and didn't even make it to the lane or alley, as I call it.  I was flipping out because it sounded like my good car was going to blow up.

We finally got it out, ate (I forgot the dang doggy bag at the restaurant...grrr....and went to the store.)  I had to buy Morton salt pellets that are meant for well water to get traction after the shoveling is done. 

Of course, I had to take some pics:

 LOL...That is my ancient "lean to" garage in the rear.

  My neighbor's garage is behind me.  They don't use it because they get totally stuck in the snow.

  Wonder who is really shoveling???

  This is the rear of my humble abode.  Our property extends 1/2 an acre behind me beyond the garage.  There is about a foot of snow because the pool deck is close to two feet above the ground.

  A side view....there is a purple bucket that we wash the cars with almost buried by the deck.  Haven't gotten the walkway or deck done except to get in the door.

I took a vacation day today.  Glad I did because it will be a nightmare for those having to get home.  I called Rose at work at 2, and they still hadn't closed the building.  I may be off tomorrow.  I have the vacation time and don't intend to risk life and limb; that's if we can even get out of the driveway area tomorrow.

So, how are my other JLand buddies in the eastern USA doing with the snow?????



chillininjville said...

OMG girl we are getting snow..........it has snowed ALL day and now coming down faster!!! I went out and measured and we are at about 5 inches of snow already!!

I have been stuck in the house and you know why cause I put in the update for the group today.....LOL....I'm a FL girl...I'm not use to this.....omg I'm soooooooooooo not use to this.

springangel235 said...

What a beautiful home you have...even snowed in!  Let is snow applies for sure in your area...we have ice...freezing rain.  I slipped out to Best Buy to get a new camera...long story...anyway...you look pretty in snow ...snow looks pretty for snow...have a great evening...and enjoy tomorrow.
Hugs and love,

jeadie05 said...

Chris your house is lovely and so nice to see you shovelling snow?Our snow went quickly I hope yours does too ,though you had lots more than us ...love Jan xx

sugarsweet056 said...

Love your home!
We got 5' last bight, with drifts up to 12". Will stay put all week, as temps are 6 tomorrow, 0 on Thurs then teens, hopefully wkend will be above freezing so some can start melting.
I'm stuck inside all week. BRRRR
Hugs, Sug

my78novata said...

man that was suppose to come our way and it moved northward. YOu stay in safe and warm and Yes not worth your life for ones days work. Thanks for sharing the pictures and your houes is cute too cute

queenb8261 said...

Wow you're getting slammed. We do have a chance for snow tomorrow and the next day.  It's partly sunny so I don't see it coming.  Yet.  LOL  You stay in and stay safe and warm.
Hugs, Barb  

nightmaremom said...

well you know I got my share the past couple weeks.. they are calling for more but it hasn't started yet... time will tell.

bobbysgirl8584 said...

the snow is headed our way.....should be starting over the next few hours.

lanurseprn said...

Your house is so nice, Chris!  And that's  a pretty pic of you! Wow I just can't imagine living in snow.  When I see snow I have to travel up to the mountains to see it.  And if I tire of it I can leave.  Maybe I'd be in better shape if I shovelled snow, huh?
Stay warm and safe.

helloimkara said...

Oh wow!  I feel like I am in a different world with this warm weather in the high 70's!!!!  I do not evy your snow haha!  Stay warm Chris!!


jlocorriere05 said...

The snow looks pretty but I'm so glad we don't get it like that! I agree, best to take a day off tomorrow than risk going to work in those conditions. Stay warm! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

rebuketheworld said...

WOW, HOW PRETTY!!!!!!! I love it, love it. I love how nature quiets in snow. I sware this happens. I just feels like a silence that we need. I know the snow is frustrating but I need its new view around my surroundings. How long did it take you guys to shovel the driveway? That is some good exercise, well deserving a glass of warm Rum at the end of the day.....

I have so many issues,RLOL...I so like feel imagery in so much that you write and a few others too and your probably thinkin...Raven get over yourself, its frickin cold here,,lol.........~Raven

chat2missie said...

It's been snowing here all day.  Not sure how much we have right now, but till it's over tomorrow night, were looking at 6-11 inches with a layer of sleet.  Nice huh?  Have good warm night.

shayshaydc said...

I live in SC and it hasn't been bad here!!!!! Thank goodness!!!!! I have to go to work regardless of what the weather is.... they will come and get me!!!! LOL!!!!! We have a cold rain coming down now and it is suppose to be cold and windy tomorrow but that is better than snow!!!! Happy shoveling Chris!!!!! I called David at Sunshine Colorado Notes 10-47 for shoveling in the fridgid cold!!!! 10-47 in our police codes mean "mentally ill"........ hehe!!!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic

jckfrstross said...

stay warm and please becareful:)


lisa41076 said...

Chris, cool pictures, I have never been in the snow before, Hugs Lisa

pippa1116 said...

no snow here.  just rain and wind.

siennastarr said...

Well.. I'm not on the East Coast, I'm here in Cali with what is supposed to be rain showers, but there has been just enough falling to smudge he dirt on my car.  Sucks.  Seems every journal I read is suffering with this same snow storm.  It's just ridiculous how much you all are getting!  Guess this makes up for mother natures slow start with winter this year, eh?

Okay.. done rambling.  I just wanted to say hi, and stick my 10 cents worth in! ;)

Hugs and love

princesssaurora said...

Wow... you guys got slammed with snowwies!  I am so jealous... we are getting some snow, a lot of freezing rain and ice, and wind and then maybe some more snow.  I just want a pile of white like you have!!!  

be well,

shermeen0621 said...

Aw, all the snow. I'll pass thanks. It was far too cold for me when we had our day of snow! lol! But it does look pretty!

Shermeen xx

xxroxymamaxx said...

Wow, Chris, that is a lot of snow.  I have only seen snow once when I was really little.  Happy Valentine's Day!  Love ya, Shelly

dwhee70041 said...

I hope you are safe and cozy.  A cup of hot chocolate sure sounds good.  We are in round 8 now.  It sure is beautiful but I'm starting to get a little tired of the snow.
Stay warm,

ally123130585918 said...

Chris loved the photograph of you and you house looks lovely ~ even covered in snow ~ hope it dosn,t last too long ~ I hate driving in the snow ~ we only had a little here in the UK but we have plenty of rain and it is still very cold ~ glad you are thinking of taking the day off if it is still bad tomorrow ~ take care and stay safe ~ Ally

gehi6 said...

I can surre see what iyou are shoveling but at least you look dressed warm.  This is a world I have left behind so many years I do not know how I would act if had to go back in it.  I have to feel sympathy. Hmm, well there is exercise in a good shoveling they say.   It can surely hlep you if it doesn't kill you.   My sympathy,   Gerry

chevyz71gurl74 said...

No snow here in my part of Kentucky..BOOOO!  
I really would like to have just one good one..lol
Love all the pics thanks for sharing...

ajquinn354 said...

Chris wishing you and yours a Happy Valentine's Day in Winter Wonderland....keep safe....Arlene (AJ)

mrsm711 said...

I absolutely love your pictures.  These type of entries are my favorite.  The weather here will be -20 Wind Chill tonight.  It hasn't snowed for weeks.  Just freezing!  Literally.  :)
http://journals.aol.com/mrsm711/LatteDah/     Tracy

queeniemart said...

how did i miss this entry?! I love seeing your pics. You are a snow bunny HOTTIE.
I love your house too. I hope all of this snow is behind us my friend.XO lj