It has snowed a foot and a half since 7 AM Friday morning. This picture was taken out our front door on Saturday morning. It is Sunday and has snowed another half foot since that picture was taken. We are sore and tired from shoveling. Buddy got stuck on the side of the house this morning and I had to rescue him as the snow is over his head in many places and he refuses to do his business on the snow so he was trying to find a green patch on the side of the house and couldn't get back. We shoveled him a path for that but he prefers grass.
This is the 4th snowstorm of the year, odd since we only usually only ever get 1 snow a winter and sometimes nothing at all like the year before last. Fortunately we are two healthy individuals and both of us are home, unlike last time when hubby was away on business. Today I will go shovel Mom out, although they have not plowed her condo complex so she is going nowhere. She only lives 2 blocks away though so in an emergency can call us or if she needs something we can go out and get it for her.
The hummingbirds are again hovering over the feeder in the back yard as all their food is again covered up. They eat bugs and there are usually some natural sources of food this time of year so they stick around.
We did manage to put the garage back together as hubby fixed all the holes in the wall and repainted this week. There is no water from the snow where there was previously so the new roof vent fixed the leak, the snow test was passed. Our flooring has been ordered and will be here in 3 weeks but we can't have it installed until March 10th due to our busy schedule and business already booked, so my kitchen is still torn up with the stove in the middle. I am getting used to it now, it is just nice to have a stove to use again.
We are supposed to get a few more inches over the next couple of days so I imagine we will be getting our share of exercise. Others have lost power, a friend was without power for 8 hours on Friday but ours only flickered. We have backup batteries handy, lights and candles and no matter what can cook on the BBQ, have heat from the fireplace and have hot showers due to those being powered by natural gas. My only worry would be getting Mom over here as she is 100% electricity dependent and that the food in the freezers would spoil if it went on too long. Hoping that will not happen. Stay warm everyone!