So what does one do when you are moving in and it snows? Stay put and unpack more…. I got my wish for at least one really good snowstorm after moving in. Last night we got (I’m guessing) somewhere around ten or more inches of snow between yesterday afternoon and sometime in the wee hours.
The photo above was yesterday afternoon…HOW did I get so lucky to live somewhere so beautiful??? No matter what the weather or the season, it is glorious! I can wait to see this view turn green, then gold, then back to white, as the year turns and share the view with you all. And I may be more than just a bit of an odd duck: I have always loved storms: rain, wind, whatever. This house is very snug and tight, which is a good thing as it takes quite a buffeting from the wind.
When I got up this morning…it was a bit brisk. Yes, that is 15 Fahrenheit, with a mild breeze blowing (3 miles an hour, bringing it down to a wind chill of 12).
Once I got the storm door unfrozen and used it to push away the snow blocking it on the outside (I was thinking it was a good thing the house wasn’t on fire!), this was the view of the path to the car. Ahem. Path? What path? FORMER path. Now, it didn’t snow that much…the wind blew it there…..
If we wanted to go anywhere, or let in the guy to measure Eli’s room for carpet, or take the dog for walkies, that path had to re-emerge. I used the exercise as an excuse for waffles (with maple AND raspberry syrup thank you very much, and my made from scratch recipe please, no toaster waffles!) later. Ahem.
Fortunately, the snow wasn’t too heavy! Eli, who is getting *very* tall (at almost 13 he is just a skosh shorter than I am!), did the doggie duties.
But but but, said ‘Widgeon, my leggies are short!
And it is SO much fun to romp in and eat the snow:
Then it was time to dig out the car (yes, we are eventually going to build a garage!)
Phew! It wasn’t as much work as I feared, though, because the wind swirling around the cars had minimized the build-up between them and on the sides.
And remember those fence posts….
Here’s a closer view. The top rail of the fence is now buried, just leaving the tips of the posts. Wonder what the ground looks like under the snow? We’ve never seen it except in the real estate listing photos!
Now…to unpack and hang some pictures…nearly done (well, except for the studio…another week or so until I can begin there due to painting gonna happen).