The day the blizzard started a regular customer in the morning told me “It sucks that it is going to snow so much. What horrible luck I have, I just found out how bad the blizzard is going to be the day AFTER I sold all of my sled dogs.”
Sled dogs would have come tremendously in handy since the snow was about 2 1/2 feet in most areas close to me. Where I lived it was about 3 feet, I walked outside and it was to my hips, but thanks to my wedge snow boots, the snow only went to my thigh. Where I work the snow about about 2 feet high, which was a little bit less than what a lot of people got. Most people who live near my work were completely snowed in and the snow trucks (although they were clearing the roads) ended up piling the snow onto peoples’ yards, driveways, and it overflowed onto some peoples’ front doors, snowing them in. We had to climb out of our bathroom window and dig our way to the front door, then dig out the front door and start on the driveway.
Now we are getting rain. It has been raining on and off since yesterday afternoon and it has been warming up, so now many areas are being flooded. And now we are supposed to get another snow storm by Friday. Hopefully this bad of a winter will lead to a gorgeous spring.time.
Many of our customers are manual laborers and they have all come in with woes of how they have been on storm call since the blizzard and how their bosses are telling them that they will continue to be on storm call probably until next week. So they are away from their homes and families and having to work 12-16 hours days, and it will continue until storm call is over. Even a close friend is miserable on storm call because he is in a neighboring state and unable to see his wife and three children for the past week, and probably won’t be able to see them until late into next week.
On the bright side though, since the weather has heated up, black ice is seemingly none existent, and people are slowly but surely getting power back to their homes and being dug out of their homes as well.
Only downfall for me personally is that our driveway is a giant mud hill…but at least once we move we won’t have to deal with it anymore.