We were hit with a blizzard. I awoke at 7:00am on Friday and it started snowing immediately. At first it was just a few large snowflakes, but it soon became a large amount of various sized snowflakes. By noon work had called and said that they were going to close before my shift started, so thankfully I didn’t have to drive in the storm. By night fall there was about 10 inches of snow on the ground. When I awoke the next morning, we were snowed in. The front door wouldn’t open, so we had to jump out of the bathroom window and trudge through the snow to the front door and dig ourselves out. We then had to shovel the driveway, which is unpaved and about 20-30 feet long. The snow was about 3 feet high, I was almost lost in it, but thankfully my snow boots have a high wedge so the snow only went to my thigh. But we shoveled for about 2 hours and then our landlord came outside with a snow blower. The snow was too deep for the snow blower so he left in defeat. After a few more hours our landlord returned and slowly worked his way throughout the day with the snow blower; constantly having to take breaks. But at the end of the day the driveway was cleared.
We went out to get food and gas, but when we tried to enter out driveway, we found that we couldn’t drive all the way up the drive way, so the next day we spent four hours making sure that the drive way was clear enough for the car to drive on.
This morning I stepped outside and was tempted to wear my snow boots to work, but decided against it, and thankfully I made the right choice. It was boiling at work today.
Currently it is raining and although it is melting a lot of the snow, it will probably cause a large amount of ice to form, so we are exchanging one problem for another. At times like these, I miss the warm temperatures of California.