Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Ding ding ding! Round 2!
Another 7 inches of snow fell overnight. That's in addition to the 9 inches we got last Thursday. Ugh! What happened to my 60 degree weather!?
I woke up and peeked over my down comforter at the golden glow coming through the window. It was snowing heavily outside, coating everything with a fresh blanket of white. So beautiful! J. and I spent several hours this morning digging out 3 of our neighbors. We picked up a snowblower for just $85 at an auction this summer and, boy, are we glad we did that now. It was slow going with this heavy, wet snow but we did okay as long as we took our time. It was nice to get out and see everyone - it was almost like a block party! The only folks that weren't in a good mood were the chickens. Not pleased about having snow in their run, they opted to stay in the coop all day despite me opening the pop door.
The bad part is that now we're so sore that we can't move. Us desk-job people aren't used to all that hard labor, I guess. If I could move, I would have gone out and taken some pictures to share with you so we'll have to make do with some from after last week's storm.
Uh, Houston, we have a problem. The roof on the addition on the back of our house is shot and needs to be completely replaced. It's barely got a slope to it and I'm surprised that the shingles have kept he water at bay for this long. But you can tell from the picture that the water is going behind the gutter and it's caused some kind of structural issue on the roof overhang. We're going to have to move this up to the top of the "fix it" list for when the weather gets better.
All the water fom those icicles was landing on my patio furniture and these little apple trees that I failed to get planted last fall, turning them into ice sculptures. The ice on the chair arm is about 4 inches thick on the top. What I found really strange is the big sideways icicle - see if in the upper left-hand corner hanging off that tree limb? How weird is that?
This morning we heard the loud crack that we didnt' want to hear. The heavy snow has made the gutter even worse and it's sagging even worse that in the first picture. Nothing to be done about it now until we thaw and let's hope that's soon!