Dec 9, 2009

Is it the end of January already???

The midwest was klobbered with snow last night. I woke up to 15" of very wet, very heavy... nasty, nasty snow! If I didn't know better, I'd think it was the end of January because that's when we usually get this kind of snowfall.

Poor Celeste got about 10 feet out the door before she decided she'd do her thing and head back to the house. I had to pick her up because she couldn't get through the snow. Her little legs are only about 4" long!

At 5:30am, I went out to start clearing the snow. I was greeted by the neighbor guy asking, "Are you ready?" Ha, yeah right. After 2 hours, I barely had half the driveway done. My snowblower definitely got a workout today!

I called in to work. Some foresight yesterday... I worked with all my clients to get their "stuff" to them just in case I didn't make it in the office. One even called me, in case *they* didn't make it in. Two of three of my coworkers didn't make it in today either.


Notice the snow packed into my hair and on the side of my head?!!

Fast forward to 10:30am. I finally HAD to go in the house. After 5 hours being in the cold with wet snow blowing on my face and body, I was chilled to the bone and had an impending asthma attack arriving. Would've stayed out a little longer if it weren't for the asthma.

Changed out of my thoroughly wet clothes. My arms and legs were soooo sore and achy. I can't even imagine shoveling all that snow by hand. The little bit I did was very, very heavy!

Is it spring yet???

14 comments:

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

Wow! You really got plastered! (snow, I mean LOL) Stay warm and save a bit of energy for stitching by the fire!

J Rae said...

Your getting clobbered with snow and I think we are having a heat wave! The thermometer says 82! Go figure!

Stay in and get warm!

Mel said...

Crazy Meari. Just crazy, looks like my place on last saturday. ;)
Do hope you don't get hurt trying to move the rest of the snow and remember it will wait for you. So take your time!

valerie said...

Holy cow! Look it all that snow. As much as I think snow is cool (b/c we don't get any here), I can't imagine driving around in it and shoveling it. Yea, not at all. Hope you've warmed up some now!

Rachel S said...

Goodness. And I was complaining about the little bit we got. Granted they didn't even know it was coming, but I'd rather not have that much. Hope you are feeling a bit better now. This is a good day for hot chocolate.

Emily said...

Oh my, but what an awful lot of snow. Glad I don't live there, if we get any at all it usually melts the next day. Stay warm.

Rene la Frog said...

WOW that's a lot of snow. I heard on the news last night that there are 2 more storms off the coast that will hit here on Sat and Sun so you should get those by the first of next week....Sorry

Debra said...

Man you look cold! We have a little snow, lots of wind and it is COLD!!!

Chiloe said...

Poor you ! I'm glad you have the snowblower to help ! Hope you don't get sick being for so long in the cold.

To change your mind, please go to my blog to enter my first Christmas giveaway !!! Hope you win because you deserve it with all that effort you did today !!! ;-)

Hahaha! you are not foing to believe the word verifcation today: storm ! :-o I wish I knew how to take a picture of the scream ( oh wait! i'm going to take it with my camera instead !!!) Blogger must be in a funny mood ! LOL

Mylene said...

wow! That's a lot of snow! Haven't seen that much here in years now.

Mary said...

Wow, that's alot of snow. We got alot of rain with the storm today instead but we did start out as snow to start.

mbroider said...

O my, Meari. You need a break. I am saying this again, you are one strong woman!!

Hope there was no asthma attack dear...

5 Foot Runt said...

Wow that was a lot of snow. I hope your warmed up by now and relaxing.

glenda said...

Girlfriend!!! Please don't kill yourself with all the snow moving!!

(I can say this from experience...my mom shoveled our snow..I am so bad...) hehe