Monday, December 15, 2008


Up to this weekend, we only had about 4 inches of snow on the ground. Yesterday we got 14 inches of snow and -9F temps combined with 35 mph winds! I really shouldn't have been bragging about the mild winter we'd been having so far. Tonight the temp is supposed to dip to -30F, but the wind is supposed to let up.

This is the drift that greeted me this morning. Needless to say, I used the big garage door this morning instead of the entrance door. I was soooo thankful for our garage and our 4x4 truck this morning!!

There's been a nasty stomach flu circulating through our town. My Boss got it a week ago, her son got it Wednesday, her grandkids and I got it Friday, and Z and L got it yesterday. We're all feeling much better today, but we didn't have the stamina to do a very good job of snow removal. L managed to blow out the driveway, but it will probably take us the rest of the week to clear roofs, widen the driveway, and blow paths to the sheds.

Yesterday Z managed to find the bright spot to our situation: "At least we all got sick BEFORE Christmas!"


At 12/15/2008 6:36 PM, Blogger Jeannie said...

Hope we don't get the storm or the flu here. We got the wind and cold for sure though. brrrrr.

At 12/15/2008 6:49 PM, Blogger Wandering Coyote said...

Well, we had 16" here and now the temperatures are -17C and lower AND it's quite windy! Ack!

Glad you're all on the mend. And, Z is right: good thing this didn't happen AT Xmas time!

At 12/15/2008 7:26 PM, Blogger Squirl said...

We've been getting a lot of lake effect snow. Sunday the temps were up in the 40s with rain. It took our snow down to almost nothing. Today we got more snow. There's been a lot of wind.

Sorry you guys all got sick. I'm glad you're over it before Christmas, though. :-)

At 12/15/2008 8:44 PM, Blogger Cherie said...

Z and I are on the same wave-length. Better to get the sickness out of the way, eh.

I'll bet watching that snow fall was a peaceful peaceful feeling! Gorgeous! Thanks for the pix.

At 12/15/2008 9:20 PM, Blogger mister anchovy said... rained today in Toronto and we have no snow on the ground at all..

At 12/15/2008 9:40 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said...

Get better soon, sweet friend. Z's right and I hope it passes quickly. It's flippin cold here too when the wind blows.

At 12/15/2008 9:45 PM, Blogger Sonja said...

Hmmmmm. We've been freezing our butts off with temps close to freezing (!) at night and in the low fifties during the day. Brrr.
And it's raining...
I love it! :)

At 12/15/2008 9:50 PM, Blogger Gardenia said...

Wow, and I'm whimpering when it reaches 40 with a drizzle of rain. Sorry. I am thrilled that I do not have to shovel snow. Eeeew. Winter takes an enourmous amount of physical energy, whew! Try to stay warm - - pump up the Vit. "C". It just does not seem possible that winter is here - and with such force!

At 12/16/2008 9:37 AM, Blogger Vancouver Voyeur said...

Z is optimistic like me. That sucks to be sick and have to fight the snow to go out to work. But I am jealous of the snow. We're planning on driving up to NY on Sunday to see Pat and the forecast is for snow! Yippee!!

At 12/16/2008 5:09 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Jeannie, I'm hoping the cold will start killing off a bunch of the germs here. ;)

WC, we haven't had this much snow at one time in a LONG time! I hope this is it for big dumps.

Squirl, I'd much rather have the snow than the rain. Eww, what a mess!

Cherie, this snowfall wasn't all that pretty...too windy. It did give us a nice cozy inside day. We made lefse and were thankful that we didn't have to go anywhere. It's pretty now though. ;)

Mr A, I'd rather have the snow. ;)

Bridg, we're all pretty well over it now. This flu knocks the stuffings out of you for 36 hrs, then goes away pretty quickly.

Sonja, that's considered a balmy fall day here. ;)

Gardenia, to me, 40 and rain is colder than -10. The damp just cuts right through me. :(

VV, we're slowly getting it cleaned up. We'll probably get finished just in time for more to fall. That's life in the far north!

Give Pat a big hug from me! I know you'll all have a ball. I hope you get your snow.

At 12/18/2008 5:26 PM, Blogger SME said...

I think that's about enough snow. ;D

We just have a heavy dusting here, but it's -14ish.

At 12/20/2008 10:18 AM, Blogger tshsmom said...

I agree! An inch or so every couple of weeks to keep things fresh would be fine for me this winter. ;)


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