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My first Nor’easter

This week's blizzard (aka Storm Juno) was my first Nor'easter. And boy was it a good one! Sometimes pictures are better than words, so I'll turn this post over to the visual media…

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    Poor Zoe. I was afraid we were going to get hit hard, but it missed us and we only ended up with about 3 inches. I’m not sure my two Goldens would know what to do with snow as high as yours. Hope you guys all stayed warm.

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      Stephanie: She actually handled it really well. In fact, she kind of thinks the snow is cool. As long as she doesn’t step in a spot that’s too deep. 😉 Glad you escaped the bulk of it. We kept power and water the whole time, so it hasn’t been bad. Thanks!

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      Ha, yeah, Curtis. 😉 It’s really pretty, but I never thought about how much of a logistical nightmare that much snow is. They’ve been filling dump trucks with it all day to make room so they can plow more. And our little front yard isn’t big enough to hold all the snow that was on our driveway, plus what the plow dumped on us from the street. We had to only half-excavate my side. Crazy to think it’s all just water…

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    Gwen, I am so glad to see you are enjoying the lace I call home. The photos made me homesick. Wait until you see how pretty the springtime is! I wish I could send my four musing engines up there for you to skijor across the snow 😉

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      Thanks, Christine! I am enjoying it, though I’ll be looking forward to spring really, really soon. The snow is pretty, but bundling up several times a day to walk the dog gets old FAST! 😉 Not sure about skijor’ing, but we might try snowshoeing one of these days…

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    It can be a lot of fun forming up snow shovel teams with the neighbors and going from house to house to help out. That is a pretty good snow that you have there. It can drift pretty high as you are surely discovering. Don’t dehydrate from shoveling, and do enjoy the chance to ski!

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      With at least 3 shovels handy, you can harness the boundless snow moving power of neighbors and/or kids! I tend to like the sort of shovels that are used in horse stables for mucking out stalls, except I want the business end to be made of smooth, slick plastic with an edge to it that can be heavily abused by the user for doing things like busting through crusted snow and slicing into ice at the bottom of snow. But don’t let me limit you — you can get devices that are labelled “snow shovels” in the store. They do seem a bit flimsy to me. Amazon can be a great friend when searching for exactly the right shovel. Also, you might want to invest in narrow shovels and trenching shovels so you can precision-move snow. Paint or magic marker your name on the shovel handles. Sandra (below) also brings up the point that having extra stocks of food can spare you from starvation. The big blizzard is yet to strike!

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    Hi Gwen, Hi Bob, Hi all the Gwen’s group,
    When there is a lot of snow up north, there is a lot of visit down South !
    Two of our friends are leaving today. It will be our only free day since one week and will be our only free day for the next week, another friend is arriving tomorrow.
    Bob, I will be back later on to share with you, and all the group, stories about the ‘french writing’.

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    Hi Gwen:

    Reminds me of my New Jersey days digging out of blizzards. Yes, I remember how the snow plows block your driveway. My sons still there in the state. We used to stock up on bread, butter and milk. Yes, we even made our own bread.

    Find the beauty in it and enjoy.

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