Friday, February 12, 2010

My life in a Snowpocalypse, Snowmegaddon, Snownami, Flurricane...

Paul and I have officially survived the Blizzard of 2009 and now what many are calling Snowpocalypse here in Virginia. We live about thirty miles south of Washington DC and they were the eye of the storm these last couple of storms. To put into perspective the magnitude of the Flurricane, Virginia's annual average snowfall is 15". This season we have received...drumroll please....

54.9 Inches!

This is a new all time record for the DC area! Within just two weeks we have received 3 storms that dumped around three feet of snow between them. In ten days of school, they declared Snow Days for nine of them at Spotsylvania High School. Even Paul was given time off Monday through Thursday because the base was completely buried. You see, for a place that averages 15" a year, they really aren't prepared for snow in large quantities. Washington DC, Schools, Businesses, and Governmental agencies in the area were closed. People were told to stay indoors and not drive - so that is what we did!! At one point we lost power and ate PB&J sandwiches by candlelight all bundled up! Fortunately, we were not one of the people who lost power for days as it was only eight hours. What a snowstorm to remember!

Here are a few pictures from last Sunday after the first storm. I never got any Wednesday after our third and final bash.

Outside of our apartment complex.
This is the sidewalk - notice the guard rails barely sticking up on the left.
Our Honda Fit in the snow - hard to believe another foot flew after this!
From the back of the Honda Fit
Paul scooping out the Saturn - good thing we had our shovel from Utah, they sold out in VA!
Little Lucy enjoying the snow!
Retrieving her play toy in the snow - she was bounding like a deer! Love her ears in this pic!
Finally enjoying some sun and a break in the flurries!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snow Days!

It snowed here from 3 AM Saturday morning to 3 AM Sunday morning and left about six to eight inches of snow here in Stafford. I awoke Monday at the usual time and was heading out the door at 6 am when I thought I better check the school website to make sure we didn't have a delayed opening with all the weekend flurries. Good thing I did! We had a snow day! So I had a day to get a much needed deep cleaning of the house and more work done on my Graduate School Admission letter (did I mention that is really hard to write?). After getting some things accomplished, Lucy and I headed over to Paul's Aunt and Uncle's house in Fredericksburg.

Here are a couple pictures of how we enjoyed our snow day...

Pretty nice snow bear if I do say so myself! :D

Oh! I forgot to say that today we have another snow day!