Blizzard 2013


I can't lie.  I was looking forward to Groundhog Day--you know the day when the groundhog emerges from his burrow on a cloudy day and predicts that we'll have an early spring...  Only our groundhog here in Connecticut, Chuckles, saw his shadow and darted back to his burrow--six more weeks of winter--YUCK!

He couldn't have been more correct.  Six days later, President Obama is declaring a national state of emergency for the state of Connecticut (again).  Only this time we weren't pounded by the ferocious winds of  Hurricane Sandy, we were buried with 40" of snow.  From Friday until Saturday, everyone barricaded themselves in their homes to protect themselves from the blizzard, and now two days later, we're still trying to clear our roadways and return to normal life as we know it.  Although it's Monday, most people have not returned to work yet, and if they're like us, then they've been eating nonstop and going stir crazy...  So much for my diet or exercise...  I suppose I'm right on schedule.  Isn't this the month when everyone's resolutions are broken?

Here are some pictures of our rather crazy weekend...  When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  When life gives you snow, make snow cones...  At least that's what we plan on doing--staying positive.  Climate change is definitely not a joke around here; it's become a reality.  (This is our fifth national, weather-related state of emergency in two years!)

Lewie enjoying our first day of snow (Friday).

So happy after hours of begging to go outside.

Another cute picture...when the snow was pretty and manageable...

Helping us shovel the snow...

Helping us shovel some more...especially when the pace picked up.
At one point, we were getting 3 to 4 inches per hour!

The morning after... (We had already shoveled and cleared off the table several times yesterday!)

Our little path up to our driveway...a two hour project!

Our five-foot retaining wall...

Leading up to our driveway.

Our driveway...easily covered with 35 to 40" of snow.

A regular plow truck couldn't even tackle this mess!

Our plowman had to bring a front loader to the rescue.
Here's a picture from my window when he arrived at 4 a.m.


  1. We are up in Rochester, NY. Only about 10 inches here, but the kids loved it. I always loved the anticipation of a snow storm, but this snow was heavy! I couldn't imagine getting as much as you! Glad you stayed safe!

  2. I couldnt imagine that kind of snow! Glad yall stayed safe and made the most of it!

  3. That is so much snow!! Love the pictures, so darling!

  4. Wow, I really can't even imagine this lifestyle living in California my whole life (w/ a brief stint in Hawaii). I get bugged when I drive my oldest to school at 7:30 a.m. and the seat of the car is freezing. Of course it's too much effort to grab a jacket so I guess it serves me right.

  5. Wow!! It's been a very long time since I've had to shovel snow, and my kids are outside playing in 70 degree weather right now! Your little seems to be loving it, though!!

  6. Great pictures! What a blizzard! I spent five days shoveling even my roof. I am so ready for spring my friend! Hope you are well!

    Mama Hen


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