Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Snow Day

Late last night, the forecast snow began falling. Lisa has been up all night of late and kept sweeping and shoveling snow. When I got up this morning, she measured the accumulation on the front porch rail: about 10 cm. That's not much compared the the large falls up in the Sierra Nevada, where Interstate 80 has been closed off and on much of the weekend.

Snow Day

Here's a nice view of the house covered in snow.

Walks Shoveled

Looking from the front gate, you can see where Lisa had been working to keep the sidewalk and porch clear.

Snow Front

We walked out the back gate and around the block to get pictures with no footprints in the front gate area.

Snow Kind of Vans

Out the back gate, the sun was already out starting to thin out the snow on the ground.

No Traffic

But First Street (which is on the south side of the house) had seen no traffic this morning and you'd not necessarily know that there was a street here.

Snow Day

This is the wider view of the entire property, from the RV at the far left, to the shelter over the travel trailer and the garage behind it, to the house proper, and finally to the Astro at the right. The area in the foreground is the vacant lot that we'd love to buy, but the last time we checked, the owner wanted more than we paid for our house and property, and we don't have that kind of money.

O Christmas Tree

On the front porch, our little potted spruce tree that we got for Christmas was well coated with last night's fall.

Lisa and I walked to the Wigwam for breakfast, and by the time we got back, the sun was starting to turn the snow to slush. She went to bed (having been up all night) and I walked to the bowling lanes, where I shot three pretty good (for me) games. I sloshed back home and found that I wasn't feeling all that grand, so I mostly spent the day doing not a whole lot, except clearing a few areas of snow where the sun wasn't reaching. Also, as the sun hit the roof, it started dripping onto the porch, but the porch itself was in the shade and the air temperature in the shade was below freezing, so I had to do something about that. You obviously can't put down salt on a wood porch if you want to keep your wood, so I spread lots of grit. It's messy, but better than wiping out every time we go out the front door.

I am so glad that my job lets me work from home. I like how the snow looks, but I hate driving in it.
Tags: fernely, lisa, snow, weather

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