Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Christmas Blizzard- Blizzard #2

Here are some pictures of the Christmas Blizzard, our second major snowstorm of the season. We had 21 inches of snow, and high winds, resulting in some huge drifts. We weathered the storm at my in-laws house, and we were stuck from Thursday morning to Saturday morning. The roads were impassible--even coming home was a little hairy on the highway. We got to the gravel road north of our house at about 1:00 Saturday afternoon only to find that it hadn't been plowed. We did go around (howie, our neighbor, had scooped a path from the other mile to our driveways), but we almost got stuck. We parked the van in front of the driveway and Myron walked up the driveway, scooped the drift with his hands in front of the shop doors to get the tractor out, and began scooping.

Here are his footprints--the first sign of life in our driveway! That's a lot of snow!

Here comes the tractor---he's pushing quite a pile!

Scooped! The banks got higher and higher every pass he made.

Here's a shot up by the house. Once I could get in the driveway, I promptly got stuck, so Myron had to push me out with the tractor. I got up to the yard, and then had to wait so he could clear the drifts and snow in front of the house.

We had another blizzard last week, which accumulated in about 8 inches of snow and pretty high winds the next day. I was stuck for 2 days then as well. Howie scooped me out a couple times, but with the snow and wind and temps (w/o the wind) of -20, it was pretty debilitating for our area. No pictures though---we're expecting another storm next week though, which is supposed to dump another 20 inches on us, so be prepared!!
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Blizzard #1

Finally, here are some pictures of the blizzard at the beginning of December (our first major snow storm). My husband was gone trucking, and I was stuck in the house for 2 days.

This is out our front door (facing south) the night it started snowing. It had been snowing all day, and then the wind picked up. It literally HOWLED through the house. We didn't have plastic on yet. Yeah, oops.

This is out our front door the next morning. The drift was literally 4 feet high, right in front of our door.
This is in my bedroom (on the north west side of the house). Obviously, there is a little gap somewhere, because the snow is piled between the glass and the BLIND. Inside the house. It was 52 degrees in our bedroom that morning.

This is right outside our front door. The shovel was set against the swing, and you can see how big the drift is. I literally had to DIG the shovel out to try to scoop the walk (I didn't suceed with the walk).

Soon to come--Blizzard #2.
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Christmas Signs

Good morning. I have a couple blog posts of different stuff today (hopefully, if my kids can play nice for more than 2 seconds at a time!). First off, here's some cool stuff I made for Christmas gifts.
This is for my brother and his wife. I thought it turned out really cool- I cut the barbed wire with my cricut. I also found the font online (I think
This was for my niece's super super sparkly! After some experimenting, I used a two way glue pen to put glue on the butterflies (cut on my cricut), and then sprinkled loose glitter on. It's awesome---so girly!
This was for my nephew--again, the font was online, the barbed wire was cut with the cricut, and I finally used this denim paper. It's a hard paper to use--it doesn't just go with anything! I like how this turned out, as well.

This was for my youngest sister's boyfriend. He's really into hunting, and he got the pheasant for me so I could have some feathers. I love how this turned out, and so does he. Crystal said he hung it up right away!
Look for some more stuff after a bit!