Feb. 11th, 2017

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This whole thing really started on Wednesday. Peter was scheduled to fly to Los Angeles on Thursday around noon to work on Young Justice the animated series. Tuesday was when the predictions went from snow to serious snow, On Wednesday Peter tried to check in for his flight only to find out that it was cancelled because of the storm that hadn’t even arrived yet. I took him to the airport and he got himself probably the last seat on a plane going out to LA. This was a very good thing considering what happened next.

Wednesday evening we received a phone call, an e-mail and a text informing us that school was cancelled for Thursday as a precaution.

Thursday morning I woke up to a sleet covered driveway with snow starting to fall. By 10:00 AM we couldn’t see across the street due to the amount of snow and the wind blowing it around. We had a couple of hours of snow totals going from an inch to 3 inches an hour. When all was said and done, we had 14 inches of snowfall on our street. With the wind, we had some serious drifts as well.

Friday was all about digging out and getting our walkway village compliant. This was a case of really good neighbors giving a helping hand. Our neighbor across the street took care of the really nasty part at the end of the driveway where the plows had been pushing the snow the whole day. Our next door neighbor brought over his snow plow and cleared the rest of the driveway so that the car could get out if needed. Caroline and I tackled the walk and the steps up to the house. I salted the icy spots as there was about a ¼ to ½ inch of ice under the snow.

I haven’t taken off the car cover we have on the van yet but will do so today since we have to pick Peter up from the airport tomorrow morning early.

I am glad that the local schools decided to play it safe because there was no way to get anywhere after about 10 AM on Thursday. I am also glad that she didn’t have school Friday because everyone needed a day to dig out. By Monday, because of the warmer weather, most of the snow should be gone and she can get to school safely.

I am hoping that this storm was the big one for the season but I am not holding my breath.

I am grateful for helpful neighbors.


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