Sunday, February 7, 2010

digging out of snowpocalypse

The snow totals range between 19-25 inches depending where you measure. All I can say is...we made it! It was beautiful, fun, but very, very cold! Everyone in the neighborhood came out of their houses to stay warm. They came and they shoveled. We shoveled so much that we shoveled the entire street!  We stayed warm. People had outdoor hats, gloves and coats and indoor hats, gloves and coats (the difference being one set was wet and one dry!) It has been a very memorable time. It was really great to get to hang out with my neighbors.
Good news! The electricity just came back, yay!!!!! We will all get together tonight and celebrate. Tomorrow I will be out of survival mode and back into painting mode. (More snow is on the way Tuesday night...this is VERY unlike the DC area! Hope the heat stays on!)

12 comments:

Melinda said...

You're amazing! Your whole neighborhood is amazing! I'm so glad you are all okay and have the power back on.

Thanks for sharing these photos. The white "snowpocalypse" looks great from here.

loriann said...

Hi Melinda!
This neighborhood is amazing..I am delighted to be part of it. Glad you enjoyed the "snowpocalyse" photos.

Leah said...

Send a little snow our way!

Karen E. Lewis said...

I enjoyed seeing your painting of the snowpocalypse coming on, and the photos of the event. Do you live on a lake?

mariannepost said...

Looks like a lot of work! But everyone is smiling so the camaraderie must have been the silver lining. Stay warm!

loriann said...

Hi Leah! We are going to get more snow Tuesday and Wednesday and I think that one will go your way next. Hey, on second thought maybe you should move south;-)

loriann said...

HI Karen and welcome to my blog! Thanks about the snowpocalypse work. I wish I lived on a lake. That lake is 10 miles from here. I drive there almost daily. Maybe someday I will own a home up there.

Hi Marianne!!!! It was a lot of work but it was good because we were warm and laughing the whole time. As we brace for the next storm we prepare for the possibility of no power...again!

Pam Holnback said...

Glad to see you enjoying our Colorado weather!

SamArtDog said...

Wonderful looking snow! Fun to have fun outdoors. Even more fun to have the heat/lights back on. Your pics were just the right vicarious thrill; it's snowing here now but just a few inches. :o)

loriann said...

Pam, So this is what it is like in Colorado! Good thing I live over here!! You must be heavy duty!

Hey Sam!
That's right Sam. The best is when you can combine the two. Like now1 cheers!

Jala Pfaff said...

You guys are like Neo Pioneers!

loriann said...

You are right Jala. That IS what it feels like. Long ago I did winter/snow camping. Now I remember why I stopped. :-)