Snow started about 24 hours ago with wind gust up to forty mph. I dug out just before dark last night; again at seven this morning and it is still snowing at 4 p.m. So far we have received about 24 inches. I will wait until tomorrow morning and dig out again.
I have a hundred-foot +/- U-shaped drive and it took me about three hours this morning with a snow blower and shovel to clear it. As fast as I was removing the snow the wind would fill back in behind me and the young man that plows our road would pack the mouth of the drive.
I just went back out a few minutes ago and had to dig out the vents to my two heaters. There is nearly a foot of snow to be moved again.
Here are two pictures from my back window and a picture of the back of my house without snow. As you can see the snow has reached my windows and it is still snowing.
|those views are from the window on the left. Snow half way up the first pane.|
Also a couple of pix from my front kitchen window; before and after. Much of this snow has piled up from sliding off my metal roof; but I am a tall man and the snow pack is up to my crotch – not including the depths of the drifts.
|viewed from the right window. Creeping up the window.|
I have said that I love the winter and I love the snow, but I could use a few days’ break. We have another storm coming in on Wednesday and Thursday.
I need to haul wood tomorrow from my backyard woodshed to my wood storage structure at my back steps, I also need to rake snow from may shed roofs. It will have to be done on snowshoes.
It is all a part of living in rural Maine.