The snow out the back was rippled and drifted across our big open yard. The woods has drifts all along the hill behind. I won't get back there anytime soon...so no pictures. The snow drifted up the windows on our deck. What a job that will be. We can be thankful that our power stayed on. There are so many worse off than we are. I just heard on the radio that there is a 12 foot drift on one of our country roads. Well, the worst of it is over and now the clean up begins. It looks like the sun is trying to peek out right now. I heard that the groundhog didn't see his shadow. Can Spring be far off?
This afternoon...We were waiting for the guy we hired at the beginning of the winter, to come and plow us out. Joe was sort of antsy...didn't want the stuff to freeze in the below 0 temps tonight. We were both on our computers, when I heard something outside. I went and looked out the window and here was our little neighbor, Bryce, shoveling his way up our walk. The drifts were almost as tall as he was. I opened the door and told him to just do a little bit at a time...rest in between if he wanted. He told me that he would rather get on with it and finish. It was such a job for him. His cheeks were rosy and I could see his breath when he breathed. Joe got dressed and went out to start the snow blower...to help him out a bit and to get the snow that was blown up against the garage door. I really didn't want him to go out and do it...he has to take care of his back since having back surgery, but he just did his thing. When I looked out again, Bryce and his Dad were there, helping Joe. His Dad's machine broke down, so he finished up our driveway and then took our snow blower home...to do his. Thank God for our wonderful neighbors. Joe found out that he can operate the snow blower without hurting his back. He said, "If I can get through this...I can do anything." The guy we hired...never showed up. So, here we are all shoveled out and ready for what Mother Nature deals us.