We had a really big snowstorm this weekend. REALLY BIG. Like 27″ on our back deck big. The snow started yesterday in the late afternoon and continued for about 24 hours. As I’ve mentioned before, I love a big snowstorm. I was actually pretty giddy in anticipation on Friday, and then I got a little worried that the storm wouldn’t deliver. But I was not disappointed!
We really don’t get snow like this in Maryland. In fact, we don’t usually get much snow at all. In the 12 years I’ve lived here, I can count on one hand – including this storm and the one we just had in December – the number of storms where we’ve had more than 8 or so inches. Apparently this one broke the all-time record snowfall for Baltimore.
The bulk of the snow fell overnight. We walked to dinner at one of our favorite places last night, and there was about 4″ of snow when we got home around 9:00. By this morning at 7:00, when I went to let the dogs outside, there was probably 20″ of snow. Poor Rocky was so eager to get outside (he had to go!), but he just couldn’t quite figure out how to get through the snow piled up against the door. He kept taking a step forward and then jumping back out of shock and confusion. It was quite entertaining. I eventually pulled my boots on over my pajamas and shoveled just enough for them to get out onto the deck. Later I cleared a path down the deck stairs and a patch at the bottom for them.
We went for a walk around the block around 4pm, just as the snow stopped. It was exhausting wading through that much snow! Macy had a blast, but Rocky pooped out about halfway around the block and I actually had to carry him for a while. (And let me tell you, it’s not easy to carry a 25-pound squirming dog while wading through snow up to your knees.) I felt like a bad beagle mama for taking my 10-year-old little guy out in snow taller than he was. Tomorrow we’ll take Macy out but Rocky can stay nice and dry and warm at home.
Rocky was content snoozing the day away. Macy, on the other hand, was pretty restless, since she’s used to patrolling the yard and generally loves to be outside. Instead, she managed to pull out just about every bone and dog toy we had in the house.
Craig shoveled our sidewalk and we’ll work on the driveway and cars tomorrow (although I really wonder when we’ll be going anywhere). He came in from shoveling and spent the afternoon making a scrumptious French onion soup. How lucky am I?
All in all, it was a fun day. I managed to avoid doing anything productive, but tomorrow there are some chores I should take care of. I did spend some time today wishing we had our child with us, thinking that it would be fun to share this type of experience with him or her. But I didn’t dwell on it and I know there will be snow again in the future. It will be very interesting to see how the next couple of days go. The temperatures are going to be very low and so there are lots of concerns about the roads freezing to a point where salt won’t be effective. My fingers are crossed for a snow day on Monday!