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The Blizzard of '05, January 22-23

star Sometimes the biggest problem snowfall brings is figuring out where to put it! When the "Blizzard of 2005" arrived, we were fortunate to be recovered from recent bouts of flu and rested up for what turned out to be an astounding amount of shoveling! We approached the experience with awe, a wee snow-thrower and of course gloves, scarves, hats, sweaters. The snowfall, ultimately about 28" on the ground and up to five feet high in drifts, necessitated my carrying the snow-thrower, swinging it like a church censer to bring the snow down to a more manageable height. All told we ended up doing about six hours of shoveling. We ran out of gas, physically and literally on the second day, and engaged a teenage neighbor with a full-size snow-blower to help us connect the driveway with the street. Doing so meant slicing our way through a seven foot high, six-foot deep bank of snow that the town's snowplows had left for us. Katherine took the following pictures. In the ones where I'm staning near the garage, I had already shoveled out the area in front of the garage, leaving a dramatic "snow fort" to stand behind. The snow I'm standing behind is at the height it accumulated when the snow first fell.

 
Front Porch Snow

Front Porch Snow

Chris' Car Adrift

Chris' Car Adrift

Back Door

Back Door

Katherine's Car

Katherine's Car

Katherine's Car

Katherine's Car

Kat's Car

Kat's Car

Chris on Front Sidewalk

Chris on Front Sidewalk

Chris by Garage

Chris by Garage

Driveway Bushes

Driveway Bushes

Driveway Bushes 2

Driveway Bushes 2

Chris by Katherine's Car

Chris by Katherine's Car

Back Door

Back Door

Car Dowsing

Car Dowsing

Back Door

Back Door

House from Street

House from Street 2

House from Street

House from Street 2

Street Scene

Street Scene

IceBeard Cometh!

IceBeard Cometh!

Sadie Watching

Sadie Watching