Snowed In

We got some snow here in St. Louis; about a foot in our yard (it continued to snow after this photo was taken).

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We still have our Christmas garland up. We’re going to be “those people” until the snow goes away.

Fortunately my work called me at 8:30 last night and let me know I didn’t have to go in.

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That allowed me to spend yesterday napping and drinking hot beverages from my warm perch inside.

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It’s still cold today but at least the sun’s out.

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Even with the sun there was risk of frostbite so when I went out to shovel I wore two pairs of pants, four pairs of socks, and two pairs of gloves in addition to the normal bundling up apparel. Basically only my eyes were exposed.

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The snow drift made my Altima look like a Prius.

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I’m thankful our street always gets plowed (not all city streets do) but the plows end up pushing the snow up against our cars, forcing us to dig them out.
Before:

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After:

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I put most of the snow in the boulevard. As you can see, shoveling it more than covered my strength workout for the week!

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I also made some piles of snow in the yard, one of which proved too tempting to just let sit there. I did what I used to do all the time as a kid; a forward flip into the pile.

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The world looks extra beautiful from a giant pile of snow.

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Then I jumped around the pile, completely demolishing it. I enjoyed acting like a five year old.

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Now I defrost!

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6 responses to “Snowed In

  1. Yuck! I grew up in Ohio, so I’ve had enough of that weather. Happy to be in Texas climate – even though it’s really cold here today too!

    • I enjoy the snow when I don’t need to go anywhere, but it can be very inconvenient when I need to get to work, likely tomorrow. I think I cleared enough of a path to make it possible, but slow.

  2. Yesterday, my husband relieved me of shoveling duty, so I did what any adult would do. I made snow angels and went sledding. We have an awesome hill in our yard. I really enjoyed just lying their, watching the snow fall.

  3. You have a much better outlook on this weather then I do! I just want to hibernate like a bear

    • Oh, I like to hibernate too. I enjoy this weather most from inside. 🙂 The good news is I got to work today and it only took me 33 minutes, which is not much longer than normal. But I stuck to main roads and drove 20-25mph.

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