Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Blizzard

We survived the Blizzard of 2013!  Well, at least I think we did.... there's still snow on our roof, which technically means that water could be on it's way inside our house, but so far we remain drip free. 

There wasn't any school on Friday, and Georgia had a terrible cold.  We mostly stayed indoors, watching the snow fall from our living room couch.  The children did go out and sled for a while, but it was very cold, windy and hard to see.  The Governor of Massachusetts declared a state of emergency with a driving ban at 4pm.  

...which meant that our steep, hilly, curvy street was instantly transformed into a traffic-free luge track for the neighborhood.

On Saturday, even as the blizzard raged around us, we felt like we had to go outside to take advantage of the no-car situation.

It ends up that our street is an amazing sledding hill.

Some of our neighborhood friends came over to sled with us and soon we had a fairly impressive path:

I didn't get very many photos.  The snow was wet and not the best for keeping my camera outside.

I did manage to get a few of the kids zooming by as they got ready for the first curve:

The snow plow came by twice, but it was going so slowly that the children were more than safe.  

On Sunday, the sun was out and the driving ban was lifted.  Our street still isn't really plowed, but cars were making their way cautiously down the hill.  

The children wanted one more run, so I between cars, I allowed them to sled.

Gordy and I did a whole lot of snow-blowing and shoveling.  We also made sure that the roof heaters turned on and we used our roof rake to take off as much snow as we could reach.  The sun was out and things began to melt, but the temperature never got higher than 30ish, so we didn't make too much headway.

School was cancelled for tomorrow, too.  I'm not exactly sure why - something to do with the Department of Public Works not finishing their shoveling work, but I suspect it has more to do with people wanting an extra day to ski.  

Hopefully it will be the only great storm of the winter and the last of the snow days.  I want as long a summer vacation as we can get!


Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

I thought about you over the weekend and wondered if you were making it through. The sledding looks like fun! Glad you made the best of it!

Anna Smith said...

I wish it snowed like that where I live. Looks like yall had fun :)
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Martha said...

Lisa - we made it! hooray! Just in time for the next storm on Thursday.... I'd so much rather live in NC!

Martha said...

Anna - yes, the storm was fun! Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving a comment.

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