Thursday, March 4, 2010

Winter is Cruel!

It's not right.... three storms inside of one week. I can handle snow with no wind, wind with no snow or rain with wind but I so totally dread snow with wind. Now, it just so happens that OUR driveway gets hammered with deep drifts, then along comes the snowplow to add to the equation, leaving a couple feet of heavy snow in between giant 4-5 foot snowbanks. This is because we're on a slight incline so it's all pushed up and deposited in our driveway. The winds blow snow from the north (not good), the northeast (worse than not good) and east (the very worst). What happens is the drifts tend to fill in to the same height as the snowbanks. Are you drawing a mental picture? I look out at the two homes across the street and they barely have anything worth shoveling. It makes me sad, mad, frustrated - to say the least.

The forecast is showing a break in the weather with some sunny days but I fear it will take weeks for these massive snowbanks to disappear. It's disheartening but I know it won't last much longer, however, forecasters are saying it's not over yet. I hope they're wrong. Hubs cleared the massive drifts late this afternoon but they're filling in again and it's not even snowing anymore. Thanks wind... thanks for nothing. I don't like you, wind.

These photos show the aftermath of Monday's storm which was on the heels of Friday's storm (the one with all the ice), so you can imagine how it looks out there now. Actually, I won't know just how bad until I open my eyes upon waking. It's not something I look forward to whatsoever.


  1. Ahhh, I hate to say it, but we received just a skiff of snow last night - I haven't been outside yet this morning but it doesn't look too bad out there. Martin did come home early from work as the roads were icy and there was blowing snow, but it didn't last.
    I'm with you on the wind. Nothing like that where we come from, eh? I, too, hate that wind/snow ie: Blizzard condition!

  2. Yes, I am with Kim. Our winter has been tame! Hope you're out from it now at least. Great pics.