Friday, June 7, 2013
Snowstorm of 2013 - Nemo I think
We lived here for a winter 7 years ago, and we got a giant-shut-down-the-city kind of snowstorm back then. However, this winter, we got more snow than the city had seen since the 1800's. It snowed all night one Friday night, and by morning, we opened the back door to 29 inches of snow. We immediately had to plow a path for the doggie to go potty (which took a couple of hours). By Saturday afternoon, the plows had already cleared a path down our street (that's our West Hartford taxes hard at work).
We took off Saturday to play with friends in the snow, but Sunday, it took nearly 5 hours to clear our driveway (and that was with a snowplow). I could see how that much work would get old, but I could handle that once a season. That snow stuck around until Spring in giant mounds on the sides of the road and in parking lots. The snow was taller than the dog so we couldn't see her running around in our snow paths. The piles formed on the side of the roads were taller than my hubby. The kids had lots of fun making a snow fort in some of that tall clearing (although I was a bit concerned that the snow would fall on them causing them to suffocate). The roads were cleared in West Hartford immediately, but other towns had to wait days to get cleared out. I hope you enjoy the photos of our snow. I'm enjoying these fond memories knowing that it is now warm outside :)