So, here we are, about 48 hours after the snowstorm ended. The sun is out and it’s about 35 degrees, so it’s just warm enough to do some melting (but not a whole lot). It has been frigidly cold overnight, too, so everything has been re-freezing.
I got my snow day today (yay!) but I’m realizing that a snow day would be more fun at the beginning of the weekend than the end. I am dealing with some serious cabin fever today. I was so bored that I actually took on the daunting task of cleaning out our filing cabinet! Yeah, it’s that bad.
In an effort to get out of the house, we’re about to head out to get some dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants. It’s a 3/4 mile walk, which is usually lovely, but this trek will be interesting. Most people have cleared sidewalks but where they haven’t, we have two feet of snow to wade through. Earlier when we walked the dogs we just walked down one of the streets. This is a pretty major road that had been plowed and salted, and still looks like this:
I don’t think we’ll have any problem getting out tomorrow. We shoveled out the cars (okay, Craig shoveled 3/4 of it but I cleaned off the cars and dug out the street) and we’re only about 150 feet from a main road that is pretty clear. The big news, though, is that we are supposed to get another 10-20 inches of snow Tuesday night into Wednesday. Now, I’m all for a big storm, but this might be where I draw my line!
Poor Macy is really out of sorts. She loves to be outside and run all over the yard, but her mobility is very limited by the snow. This (below) is the view from an upstairs window of our yard. The path that goes straight back was made by Macy (to get to her favorite spot) and has been reinforced by several trips by Craig and me to grab Macy to stop her incessant barking. She goes back there and barks and barks and barks, I think because she’s confused. (The barking is driving us absolutely nuts.) The path to the left was made by Craig so he could dust off the all-important satellite dish on Saturday, and then the little offshoot from that was made by me so I could take a broom to my poor holly tree that had crumpled due to the snow. Essentially the dogs are limited to these paths, because the rest of the yard is two feet deep. I might go out and walk a connector path so they could make a loop!
And, just to remind myself that spring will someday arrive, I pulled up the same view of our yard from last May: