He couldn't have been more correct. Six days later, President Obama is declaring a national state of emergency for the state of Connecticut (again). Only this time we weren't pounded by the ferocious winds of Hurricane Sandy, we were buried with 40" of snow. From Friday until Saturday, everyone barricaded themselves in their homes to protect themselves from the blizzard, and now two days later, we're still trying to clear our roadways and return to normal life as we know it. Although it's Monday, most people have not returned to work yet, and if they're like us, then they've been eating nonstop and going stir crazy... So much for my diet or exercise... I suppose I'm right on schedule. Isn't this the month when everyone's resolutions are broken?
Here are some pictures of our rather crazy weekend... When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you snow, make snow cones... At least that's what we plan on doing--staying positive. Climate change is definitely not a joke around here; it's become a reality. (This is our fifth national, weather-related state of emergency in two years!)
|Lewie enjoying our first day of snow (Friday).|
|So happy after hours of begging to go outside.|
|Another cute picture...when the snow was pretty and manageable...|
|Helping us shovel the snow...|
|Helping us shovel some more...especially when the pace picked up. |
At one point, we were getting 3 to 4 inches per hour!
|The morning after... (We had already shoveled and cleared off the table several times yesterday!)|
|Our little path up to our driveway...a two hour project!|
|Our five-foot retaining wall...|
|Leading up to our driveway.|
|Our driveway...easily covered with 35 to 40" of snow.|
|A regular plow truck couldn't even tackle this mess!|
|Our plowman had to bring a front loader to the rescue.|
Here's a picture from my window when he arrived at 4 a.m.