For the record I like snow. however I'm really not a great fan of 2 feet in 24 hours powder snow. Monday we had a high of about 10 degrees, it was a bright sunny, very cold day. yesterday and today the highs are in the 20s and it's been almost constantly snowing since sometime early yesterday morning. Yesterday afternoon about 1500 I had a page for an MVA. I got to the station and we had been canceled. So I slid my way home and spent some time shoveling out my driveway. Probably moved about 6 inches of snow at that time. about 2230 I shoveled the driveway yet again (and cleaned off my car), moving another 6 or so inches of snow. this time though I only made the path wide enough for my car to pass if necessary. This morning you couldn't even tell I had shoveled. there was about 9 inches on top of my car. yet again I have shoveled out the driveway. It is still snowing and the forcast is that it will continue to snow for a little while yet...then after the storm front passes it's supposed to get really cold 5 for a high or something.
One thing I was thankful for today even though it was frustrating at the time, since I had shoveled yesterday there wasn't nearly so much snow to move as say some of my neighbors have.

the big lump of snow in front of the house is my work car. Which is going to be my next snow moving project. The gate is probably going to be the biggest challenge.

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Comment by Beverly on December 19, 2008 at 11:42am
I think that is the same storm that is starting here in about an hour. We've just got power back Wed night after 110 hours in the dark and cold, power and tree crews are still working on the mess and here it comes again. I think I'd rather shovel than sit in the dark listening to the trees fall around the house. Hope you dig out soon.
Comment by Gordon "Gopher" Runer on December 19, 2008 at 1:02am
Well i would rather have the snow than the 15 one day to 65 the next and the wind gusts of over 50 mph. At least with that much snow there are less idiots out on the road then when you only have a couple of inches.

Stay safe
Happy shoveling

Comment by Capt.Alex Arnold on December 18, 2008 at 6:37pm
heyyea Patience, good to hear your around. Yea we've got the same story up here in Pend Oreille County. I got 39" dumped on my place. Then when I got to the station this morning, the pad hadn't been plowed. I was alittle anxious over that. Finally PUD and the county road truck showed up and got things cleared( after I made a phone call to a county commissioners home and a request for help from a PUD commissioner that I know. It was actually kind of cool to see them both out there working together has a team. That doesn't happen very often up here(union issues). I hope that everything is well there. I think I might actually go out sledding tonite with the kids. Be safe and learn something new today. Alex

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