Sunday, April 15, 2018
Like so many others, we have experienced blizzard-like conditions this weekend. They were predicting 4 - 8 inches of new snow - as of this morning I'm pretty sure we have about 16, and it's still snowing. This morning I heard this is the 3rd snowiest April on record for Minnesota and by the end of this week we will likely reach 1st place.
This morning I tried to shovel a bit for Daisy but the snow was just too heavy for me without having the proper outdoor clothing, which I didn't want to take the time to find and put on. The snow was so heavy that Daisy could hardly turn around and it was now too high for her to leap over.
So I am very grateful for my dear husband. He went out first thing this morning and cleared our driveway yet again (4th time this weekend so far). Here he is taking a pass to the end of the driveway.
Clearing away the turn around space.
Across the street - you can see that our road, which is a main highway, isn't in the best of shape
My neighbor's backyard
Tom digging out some potty spots for little Daisy
Daisy checking it out
You can't really tell but in a lot of spots the snow is almost as high as Daisy's back.
The most frustrating thing is that we aren't going to see above zero temps for awhile either - with more snow coming on Wednesday and again this weekend.
I sure don't want to spend my days thinking about snow but everything is affected. Churches have cancelled their services this morning, stores are closed, even my gym closed early yesterday and won't reopen until mid day. Cars are getting stuck all over the place and there have been multiple accidents with at least 55 people injured badly enough to have to be hospitalized. My choice is to stay home and make the best of it.
So today will be a good day to clean the house, do a couple of exercise tapes, and probably spend some time on the treadmill. I have several books to read and some knitting to finish. I know that eventually the snow will be gone - in the meantime I will do what I can indoors!