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Holy cow!

I woke up this morning, and I was curious to see what the blizzard had wrought. My god. O.o

My mother told me stories of her childhood in Oregon where she had been snowed in, and, of course, I have seen movies based in Alaska where people had to use snowmobiles and such to get around, but...

My plans for the day have changed. I am staying right where I am. Yes, that may hose up my timeline for the rest of the week, but I am most emphatically NOT going out until the roads are clear. (And all roads in Lake County were closed around 2:30am)

If you'd like to see some (sideways, sorry!) photos taken from my phone, check under the cut!

(click to see larger versions)

The view outside duncandahusky and takaza's patio door. There -is- a table that's about hip height on me out there, but you can't really see it.

Peek across the street through the window in Takaza's office. Snow has blown up over the top of the neighbor's truck, nearly burying their vehicles.

The immediate neighbors across the way, snow is drifted halfway up their front door.

Another shot across the street after I took the dogs out for bathroom break.

Yesterday I discovered some deficiencies in my winter wardrobe that will be rectified when I reach Boston. Duncan gave me a balaclava, which helped, but I need a winter coat that doesn't invite Mr Wind to whip up under the bottom hem and up my sleeves, and a pair of leggings to layer under my jeans will keep ice from getting kicked up my thighs.

So, today looks to be pretty low-key. Tomorrow, I will have to clear the driveway at the old house enough for my cleaning crew to get in, but hopefully that won't take too many hours.

Stay warm, folks that are in storm bands. Be smart (and I'm looking at you, roho) and work from home if you can.


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Feb. 2nd, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
Heehee, pretty good amount of snow alright.
Feb. 2nd, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
I'm sure it's nothing to you guys up dere in Minnesoota, but to a girl from southern Louisiana, this is mind boggling!
Feb. 2nd, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, I sure would not call it nothing, that's for sure! Looks like in one sitting you have about as much snow as we got here now. Good for moose and squirrel. XD

Those townhouses remind me of the sort of design Centex builds.
Feb. 2nd, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
We had a squirrel nest in our big silver maple.


It's in the middle of a snowbank now.
Feb. 2nd, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
Aww, poor squirrel!
Feb. 2nd, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
The reports coming in are saying it was just shy of 2 feet.
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Feb. 2nd, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
It's great! Til.. you have to dig out. I have to go back to our old place today and dig out enough so that the cleaning crew scheduled for tomorrow can get in. Not looking forward to that.
Feb. 2nd, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
Dang it! I should have flown in before this started just so I could dig all my friends out of their homes. Since you guys are probably tired of the snow and I'm sitting here wanting to put a shovel in my hand and go crazy with it! Thanks for posting some photos. I've been hoping someone would!
Feb. 2nd, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
Duncan and Taki got more with a much better camera; it's REALLY impressive, especially now as the snow clearing crews are starting to get to work. O.o
Feb. 2nd, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
That's a lot of snow! *shivers* *hides in nice warm sunny Catlynxfurnya*
Feb. 2nd, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
20". Apparently an intersection near us had a truck jackknife, trapping people over night. They were rescued around 1pm this afternoon.
Feb. 2nd, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC)
Oh God no! *Vietnam style flashbacks*
Feb. 2nd, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
20 inches of fall, 31 inches on the ground.

I am so not looking forward to tomorrow.
Feb. 2nd, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
I don't know how much snow fell up here, but it is a lot more then anything I can remember since 1996. That's why I'm a lot more concerned about flood potential this year then I've been for quite a while,
Feb. 3rd, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
::hands you a shovel:: I salute you for volunteering.
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