Snowpocalypse Continues

Today marked another round of snow in New England. We got at least another eight or more inches. I can hardly believe how high the snow is in parts of our backyard and along the driveway. Just add even more to the pics in the last post.

School was not cancelled, although it no doubt should have been. Driving in this morning was quite treacherous. Driving home was no picnic either. ┬áTo make matters worse, my back started to act up today. Probably all the hours I logged on an airplane this past weekend. Fortunately, I have a wife that actually likes shoveling snow! I continue to be the one of the luckiest husband’s in the world.

Snowpocalypse 2011

Nary two weeks into the new year, New England experienced another major snowstorm, dubbed locally as the snowpocalypse. This on the heels of the what I called the Boxing Day Blizzard. This storm was considerably more substantial, however.

Photo: Kids at Play Photo: Lost the HandleBeginning in the wee hours of the morning the snow arrived and continued to fall for about eighteen hours or so and left us with eighteen inches. In the early morning rush hours two to three inches were falling an hour. The severity was anticipated and, of course, school was canceled. Snow day!

Photo: Tastes GoodPhoto: ShovelingThe kids loved it. Staying home with the family was a nice reprieve. The house was a nice cocoon from the showdown for most of the day. Ali made pancakes for breakfast. For the rest of the morning the kids played inside and I did some work. After lunch and naps the outside play began.

Photo: SnowmanPhoto: Snow Angel

Boxing Day Blizzard 2010

Alright, so we don’t exactly celebrate Boxing Day in the States, but we definitely experienced a blizzard on the day that it is observed. Temperatures plummeted, snow descended, and the wind howled beginning in the afternoon and continued for the better part of two days. It has been downright frigid.

Photo: Ready for Work Photo: I Can't Use My Thumbs

Still, we did need to get the kids outside to prevent them from getting anymore stir crazy. Plus, the post-Christmas pall might have taken grip if we hadn’t. We really couldn’t go anywhere, and it took considerable effort just to dig out the driveway with the drifts building. Those drifts proved a bit treacherous for the kiddos as one of the photos will attest. They could hardly remain standing.

Photo: Having a Hard Time Staying Upright