Last night it was still snowing lightly when we went to bed. These pictures were taken fairly early in the day yesterday so we got at least an inch more snow.
I took this one . . from inside the front door. I opened the door and was going to walk out onto the porch but the entire porch was covered in snow so I just took the picture and called it good.
By the way . . see those bushes that everyone said “oh, they’ll grow back and you’ll never know they got butchered?” They look better but they still look butchered!
Vince actually went outside and took this one. Bless his heart! See where he’s been shoveling a path down the driveway and shoveling the grass . . poor little Rita! She’s way too short for this much snow.
Our road never got plowed (it never will!), the mail didn’t come, trash pickup got canceled. Last year we had two consecutive weeks the trash couldn’t be picked up and they put dumpsters around town but I doubt they do that since we only missed one week . . so far.
I went out the sun room door to shovel the snow away from the door. It had stacked up in front of the door and I didn’t want the door to stay wet for days so I pushed it away from the door and swept the facing and threshold. Look! Tracks on the deck. A dog? I doubt a cat would be walking around in snow that deep but I’m not sure. It isn’t a human so I’m ok with that.
When we lived in Kentucky, Vince traveled with work and he was gone more than he was home and you know what a chicken I am. On this particular morning, he was gone and it had snowed quite a bit after I went to bed. Our bedroom was on the main level but from the back side, where our bathroom was, it was on the second floor with the basement being underneath. When I got up, I went to the bathroom and was looking out the window at the pretty snow. FOOTPRINTS! There were footprints leading to our back door. We lived pretty far out in the country and there was no reason for there to be footprints in snow that had started after midnight. We had an alarm so I knew the door had not been opened but, with me being such a chicken . . that was scary to see. After that, I was always a bit scared to look out the window when we had snow and Vince was gone. Seeing these tracks reminded me of that morning . . but these tracks didn’t scare me.
Sara Fridley says
We find kitty footprints in the snow up on our deck fairly often, and even occasionally see them visiting. But right now we have no snow at all in SD. Bitter cold, but no snow so the drought will continue.
Vivian Oaks says
All the snow that was coming through up here didn’t turn to snow for us. It was pretty much rain to freezing rain. I don’t plan on going out to see how bad it was, but they were forecasting up to an inch of ice for us…. My grandson’s virtual school was canceled because so many people are without electricity,
An inch of ice is a LOT of ice. Has it started melting yet? That’s awful! I hope the power is back on — no time to be without power when it’s that cold and all the kiddos are home needing to be fed (and entertained).
Cindy F says
Finding those footprints would have freaked me out too!! I’m feeling envious of your snow. We had lots of snow in December but it’s been dry since and our mountains need more snow as the snowpack is falling below 100% again.
Is Vince shoveling by hand? Can’t believe he doesn’t have power equipment for that. My neighbor has a blade for his riding lawn mower and plowed my driveway Wednesday. In case the snow plow pens his mower in, I also have a neighbor with a snow blower lined up to help. I only have to take care of the area near the house.
We don’t get that much snow here. This is probably the only snow we’ll get this year that would be enough to plow. We plan ahead so that we don’t need to go anywhere if there’s snow. This all happened Wednesday night and Thursday and by tomorrow (Saturday), it will be gone. The snow plow doesn’t plow our road (private road) so it’s kinda senseless to plow our driveway. All we need is a place for Rita to go out and do her business. Vince could get a blade for his big mower but it just isn’t worth it to use it once or twice a year and with the road not plowed, we’re not going anywhere til that melts anyway.
Boy, do I ever understand that fear when you saw those footprints in the snow with Vince being gone. My grandmother lived in an out of the way area in the country that truly wasn’t the safest. But she never had problems – and I’m sure the sign she put up prominently on her property had a whole lot to do with it. She stenciled on a large board: “I don’t shoot to kill intruders, but I WILL make a hen out of a rooster!” Needless to say, she never had a problem – that, and when she went down to the lower meadow to mow she took a shotgun and looped it over her arm. I knew the comments went around town as occasionally I’d run into someone in town & mention I was staying with my grandmother where I’d mention her name (for a weekend or whatever) and the moment of shock on their face and the “oh yes, I know where your grandmother lives” put it all together! Let’s just say I have a lot of respect for my grandmothers attitude about those things — prevention is important when it comes to safety, especially when you’re an elderly woman alone, isolated on a property in a really rough area.
Good for your grandmother!