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Sophie in the Snow

Well the big snow storm came and went. We got 20″ of snow mixed with up to 40 mph winds which lead to some huge drifts. On my way home from work yesterday I had to drive through some snow drifts as tall as my car. Luckily, our house is more sheltered in the woods so our drifting wasn’t that bad. Our dog, Sophie, wasn’t too happy about the snow when I took her out today.

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One of her bathroom spots:
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(On our driveway.)

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With the dog safely inside Flannel Man and I worked on digging ourselves out. The ATV got stuck. A lot.
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Meanwhile I dug out the mailbox…
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shoveled the front stairs…
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and the back sidewalk.
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In deep snow like this remember to shovel out more than one exit in your house in case of an emergency. A family from my home town had a fire start in their house (lots of fireplaces used this time of year) and their young daughter almost got stuck in their house because she couldn’t get out the back door. And make sure to shovel out any gas vents around your house too.

Eventually we figured out the ATV got stuck less if I was sitting on the back. After two hours the pile of snow Flannel Man has been building was over 8′ tall and 30′ long. I hope we don’t get too much more snow because we don’t have anywhere else to put it!
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Snow Day!

With 16″ of snow in a 24 hour period and 30 mph winds Flannel Man & I stayed home today. Our area had a blizzard warning for today. A blizzard warning?! I didn’t know they even had those! Here’s what I woke up to:

Knowing a bad storm was coming I brought some work home with me but I was still able to enjoy some time outside with Sophie. She normally doesn’t like snow but seemed to have a great time in her new fenced yard hoping around like a bunny. And for the first time ever on this blog videos:

 

 

Because it was snowing so hard I was afraid to bring out my DSLR but I still got some fun action shots with our point and shoot:

 

Winter seems to have come overnight!


This is the story of two twenty something newlyweds who are learning to adjust to life in their first house, a 1973 fixer-upper.
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