Thursday, February 3, 2011

1st Blizzard in 12 Years!

Yesterday we had our first blizzard since 1999. I was hoping that it would pass us but it did not!
The storm started Tuesday evening and went all the way until late morning yesterday or early afternoon in some areas. There was even thunder and lightning during the storm. We had already gotten a substantial amount of snow on Monday and this blizzard just added to the madness. The news reported that winds were 55 miles per hour causing huge snow drifts!

The aftermath of the blizzard was crucial, shutting the entire city down. The schools let out 30 minutes early on Tuesday, and yesterday all schools and majority of businesses were closed. The news reported that even public transportation was not running for the entire day! To make matters worse, schools were closed today as well. It was reported last night that schools would be closed again today because all of the roads still were not cleared. Despite their best efforts they just were not able to get them all done.

Here are some pictures I took...oddly enough, we had a sunny day today.

This snowbank is almost as tall as I am!

The snow was all the way up to my waist! Before the snow was cleared, I was literally crawling through it with my knees and hands. Trying to walk through it was NOT getting the job done. I kept getting stuck! LOL

Here it is after being still looks a little scary, lol. I'm glad I'm not the one who had to snow blow this. Snow removal services are life savers for us single women!

Well, since I was stuck in the house yesterday and today, I decided to catch up on my knitting. I made a practice baby bootie and I am pleased to say that I finally perfected knitting pearls!

I am now ready to knit my first"official" pair of baby booties. I'll be sure to share pictures with you of the finished product once I'm done!


  1. Wow! That's a lot of snow! We are now dealing with ice, yuck...
    Have a great night!

  2. I understand what you mean about ice, Jill. We had a lot of ice earlier this week and it looks like there will be more. We even had to deal with black ice about a month or two ago...and now the blizzard. I am so ready for Summer!

    Have a blessed evening.


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