Saturday, February 5, 2011

White Cliffs

Still a bit sore from all the shoveling and snow-blowing from the latest bit o' winter precipitation. It was called a "monster blizzard" by the media. Al Gore called it a manifestation of global warming, but he says that about bread trucks and tennis shoes too. I took a look out the door in the morning and realized I probably wouldn't have to go to work that day.
The lady in the apartment upstairs is a nurse, and she had taken a suitcase to work and stayed overnight. In place of her pickup truck was a 6-foot snow drift. In place of our back alley was a level white plain 4-5 ft deep and 3/4 of a block long. Hundreds of cubic yards of snow. Officially the snowfall was 18 inches, but everything I shoveled was at least 2 feet deep. And I can't begin to tell you how much snow the government gave us from the roads. We were free to do anything we wanted with the snow the government trucks put up on our sidewalks.
I spent the day looking for places to keep all that snow, and I couldn't sell it to anybody on Craig's list because everybody had snow of their own. So after working 5am - 6:30pm wednesday and 5am-8am on thursday, everybody had found their car, and was all home safe and sound. So, finally it was time to put away the Toro and take some pictures. And a video of the historical event: use if you don't see a video below.

Keep warm!

1 comment:

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

You video made me a little sea sick ;/, but that IS a lot of snow! And I agree, it's lovely that the streets are plowed, but if it takes you 2 days to dig through it to find your car, well, I'm open to discuss alternatives.

You are a better man than I am for all that shoveling. I hire out now. :)