Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Blizzard of 2013



 Why yes, it was drifting inside the garage...
 The cars next door.
 The hilarious spot between BF and Ed's car that was free of snow the entire storm.
 BF with the "Pile at the End of the Driveway" (tm).
 Can you spot Ed's car?
 The one window we don't put the storm on - little bit of drifiting going on...
BF next to the drift at the garage.   (Can  you spot El's car?)

 So we had this little weather event last weekend you may have heard of.    Single biggest snowfall at one time ever recorded in Portland (31 and some change inches - and we didn't get the jackpot).    Started Friday and went pretty much all day Saturday.     The wind was crazy (but fortunately, not bad enough here to lead to power outages).     I got to leave work at noon on Friday.    Celebrated by baking muffins and mainlining Lizzie Bennet Diaries episodes.

Saturday, I baked rolls, and we had the neighbors up to play games.   There was some hilarity when BF decided to go out in the afternoon and explore a bit, and discovered that our back door was completely snowed in.

Sunday - well, that's about three and a half hours of my life I'll never get back.    That's how long it took us to clear out - bearing in mind that we own a snow blower.    I do have to say though, I've been going to the gym since October, and I think this was the best evidence yet that it's been doing something.   I should have woken up Monday morning so sore I could barely move, but I felt fine.   So yay for that.

So, all in all, not a bad storm, kinda fun, but still nothing I need to see again for another couple of decades.

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