For you local readers....you know this information already. Scroll down to look at pics.
For you non-local readers....if you hadn't already heard from others' blogs, we had a bit of a snow storm here last week....specifically, last week Tuesday.
The snow forecast was for 6" - 8" (I think). Our little town of Newton ended up with 17" -- at least that's what the local news reported.
Marc, my wonderful husband, does "official" reporting of weather (temperatures, precipitation, etc.) for the National Weather Service. Here at our home, Marc measured around 13" (pardon the inaccuracy).
Who knows? Either way, it as a lot of snow -- relative to our "neck of the woods." (I realize that if any of you non-local readers are up north or are from somewhere like upstate New York -- you're laughing at us for making a big deal about our snowfall).
Also, it was C.O.L.D. -- again, relative to us (my very good friend, Tammy, lives up in Manitoba, and they deal with A LOT colder temperatures than we do).
I believe I heard on the news that we tied a "cold record" from 1899. Wow!
Anyways, here are some pics....just for fun.
Some photos of our deck....you really can't even tell the deck is there because the snow level is at or above the deck (and yes, I broke the cardinal rule in photography and took a pic against the sun)....
Standing at the end of our driveway, looking at our cul-de-sac....which you cannot see where the curb is. Other than by our awesome neighbor, Willis, our street is NEVER plowed. And, we don't have much traffic at all (a good thing); therefore, it takes a bit for snow to get packed down enough for somewhat decent driving.
Our air-conditioner directly behind the house (obviously not currently in use)....
We have a "courtyard" -- an area between our house and an out-building. Our deep freezer (which I use and get into quite a bit) is inside the outbuilding. I asked Marc to shovel me a path from the house to the outbuilding. Here are the piles. They're in the shade -- which means they'll be here for quite awhile.
And, Marc shoveling our sidewalk (sorry for the sun again) as well as Marc striving to get our mail (after this pic was taken, Marc did shovel around the mailbox for our wonderful mailman).
And, Luke all decked out in snow gear -- complete with his sunglasses.
You'll notice that or driveway has been plowed. Again, our awesome neighbor, Willis, took care of that.
This won't surprise most of you (if you know Marc), but Marc didn't really take much of a running break during the cold and snow.
I happened to be up when Marc came in from running one of those mornings....Here's what I saw, and here's the temperature it was at the time (that's in Fahrenheit)....
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