Sunday, January 09, 2011
By suppertime last night we had received 30 cm of snow in a 24 hour period and they were predicting another 10 cm over night before it begins to taper off today.
The amount of snow is not so bad, its the wind that is accompanying it that makes for white out conditions and huge snowdrifts!
I got lots of calorie burning opportunities yesterday. I shoveled in the morning with Garry, then three more times during the day on my own. Garry shoveled last night before going to bed and looking out the window this morning...we'll be shoveling again this morning when Garry gets up.
We need to get out in the back yard and shovel off the deck, but we'll have to go through the house and carefully open the door as the snow is about 18 inches up the door. The cat has to sit on a chair now to see out the window on the door. *grin* She is not impressed! We can't open the gate into the backyard as it opens inward and the snow is blocking it. Garry's bbq is partially buried in the snow. It's a good thing that he has a good cover on it. He likes to bbq even during the winter, but can't until we get the deck all cleared off. With all the snow that is on the deck, we'll be able to build walls all around the deck as we clear the snow...we'll have a fort *grin*
Temperatures have dropped considerable and will remain in the -25 to -30 range all this next week. Factor in the wind chill and we are in the -35 to -40 range. In other words...COLD!
I'm getting some much needed moving with shoveling snow. Not my favorite activity, but moving none the less.
I have Garry to help me today with the shoveling. Bless his heart.
I don't have to drive anywhere today.
Thankfully the county cleaned our street last week...now they'll hopefully be back within a couple weeks to clear it again! I can't imagine trying to get through if it hadn't already been done.
I'm excited about getting to travel at the end of this month.
Yay for having a laptop now, it means that I can take it with me and stay in touch.
We are blessed with good health and Garry is beginning to adopt many of the healthy lifestyle changes that I've been adopting. YAY!
My family, my friends, my yet to meet friends...God blesses us in so many ways.
Have a wonderful Serenity Sunday, keep your focus and continue to move foreward.