So, over the course of Friday night and Saturday all day, we got 16.5 inches. It’s been years since we got a snowfall like that and people here just don’t know what to do with it. Our house sides a busy street, so we got to see lots of people doing stupid things.
Take, for example, our neighbor. Just because you drive a big a$$ SUV, you are not going to be able to drive down a street that has snow up to your bumper. Really. See, here he is stuck at the corner.
He was attempting to turn off of a plowed road onto an unplowed road and ended up having to leave his car in the intersection overnight. We saw the police and a tow truck move it this morning.
And then there were the people who thought it was a good idea to only clean off their windshield and hoods. Do you really think it’s a good idea to drive down the road with 16 inches of snow on the roof of your car? Really?
I, on the other hand, have used the time for a heck of a lot of exercise. As a Wisconsin girl, I know that when you are getting that kind of snow and you don’t have a snow blower, you better start shoveling before the snow finishes. In fact, I shoveled our sidewalk and front steps twice yesterday.
Beer Geek thought I was insane, but I’m sure he appreciated it this morning when he did the final shoveling.
We spent today sledding, shoveling and playing in the snow.
Shoo took advantage of being four and got pulled the half mile to the sledding hill.
Jones only wanted to sled with me because he knew I’d bring the sled back up the hill for him.
See how lovely our street looks? We haven’t had a snowplow down it. Beer Geek, myself and about four of our neighbors shoveled the street. It was a great workout, but I may not be able to lift my arms tomorrow. Can you tell my husband has had enough family time and wants to go to work tomorrow?
Walking – 1.5
Raking – 2 (counting it as toning)
F/V – 1
Total – 2.5
Walking – 2.5
Running – 7.4
Total – 9.9
Shoveling/sled pulling/snow playing – 6
Walking – 1
Running – 4.1
Shoveling/sledding/snow playing – 5
Total – 10.1
Total for the week – 45.5
(33 more miles to go for 100 miles in December; 34.5 miles to 1050 for the year)