The pictures I took while stuck at work I wound up listing on a Flickr page, so you can see them here. I especially like the picture of the building I work in at night.
This picture shows the left turn out of my facility completely blocked by snow drifts on Thursday afternoon. They eventually did come and open it up, we think it was the National Guard. This is the main avenue from town to access the interstate. There was a lot of traffic coming from town, making it as far as the gates, turning around, and then getting stuck there because there was more traffic coming along behind them. It was a nightmare.
I didn't take too many pictures at home. Here is the obligatory Max picture (taller than three yorkies at this point):
The herb bed. I took a pic of the herb bed the last huge storm we got, too. Keep in mind this is after drifting. I really don't know how much snow we got from this storm, but I'm guessing somewhere between 18-25".
The garage. Note the blue tent thing collapsed on the second floor. If the snow load didn't do it the winds did:
Interestingly, in the picture above the drifts closest to me are about 4' while the snow has completely blown off the part of the sidewalk closest to the garage. It made shoveling.....interesting at best. The drifts are pretty, with sharp cuts going from here to there. If you framed a picture just right you would believe it was taken in the Alaska or Antarctica landscape.
We finally got completely dug out on Thursday afternoon (or was it Friday? Things really are running together about last week). We're 3/4 of the way digging up to the burning barrel. We dug out the trash cans, too.
Here is really hoping that we don't have a sudden warm spell or 2" of rain all at once. I'm beginning to have a real appreciation for those of you who live like this every winter.
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