Thursday, February 5, 2015

Snow Fun

Anyone heard about all the snow getting dumped in the eastern part of the country? Anyone want to to hear more about it? Oh good, because I just happen to live in the eastern part of the country and HOLY HELL is there a lot of snow out there. Over a foot, as a matter of fact. Plus, it's incredibly cold and, as of today, windy. This means that all the snow is blowing around and creating drifts. 

Today when I took Cubby to preschool, his teacher was diligently shoveling out the path from the street to the door. It's a long path that makes a couple of turns and at this point has so much snow on either side that Charlie refers to it as the tunnel. The sides of the tunnel are about even with Charlie's head, so that's three feet of snow piled up on either side. The path itself is only a couple of feet wide. This means that only one person at a time can get through the tunnel, leading to many instances of other parents politely waiting in the frigid temperatures as I try to hurry my children through the tunnel to the car.

When Charlie, Jack, and I went back to the preschool at noon to pick Cubby up, we found that the wind blowing off the lake had drifted snow over the path so that it was up to Charlie's knees in some places. The poor kid was valiantly trying to plow through the snow, but he kept falling, thus ending up in the drifts on either side and resulting in almost complete snow coverage of his person. 

Meanwhile, I was hauling Jack in the car seat and trying really hard not to whack one of the snow banks, thereby sending a shower of snow on top of the unfortunate baby.

It was way fun.

We're supposed to get another 6-12 inches this weekend, which means the fun will only get more fun. Right? Right.

I might be ready for spring.


tu mere said...

Holy cow! So glad we arrived and left when we did. Thank you Southwest for having cheaper fares that week, and thank you Cubby for not minding that we wouldn't be there for your actual birthday.

Too bad New Mexico didn't work out. You could be reading rather than experiencing all the extremes! But then, how exciting would your blog be if not for the extremes inherent in your life at Blackrock. Guess you're where you're meant to be - darn.

Anonymous said...

Just one inch of snow on the ground here! We are celebrating our luck and watching your news with much sympathy. Mary in MN

Daisy said...

We have snowfall far less than average in my part of Wisconsin. Go South a few hours toward Illinois, and you'll find a foot or more. Compared to New England, though. we have next to nothing. Good luck with the shoveling! I hope you can stay warm and cozy inside Blackrock as much as possible!