Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Snowed in!

Dear Andrew & Abby,

Today, we all stayed home, even Daddy. Snowed in. School cancelled, roads declared unsafe to drive. We woke up this morning to at least six inches of snow, more snow and ice coming down, and wind gusts up to 30 mph, which made for lots of blowing and drifting. It has snowed all day. As of 10:30pm, the snow is STILL coming down. In a few spots, we can see grass because the wind blows the snow away. In others, where the wind has blown the snow to, we have drifts of three feet or more. Daddy has shoveled the driveway and sidewalk twice:

He had to take a break after that:

Looking at it now, you can't tell he shoveled twice. There are at least six inches in the driveway, and more than that in the road - the plows have stopped running for the night.

Here's the view from the front door earlier today after Daddy shoveled for the second time:

And here it is now:

Poor Daddy!

Here is a view from our back door at about 6pm:

I would show you a picture of it now, but all you can see in every picture I take are the falling snowflakes. Lots and lots of falling blowing snow...

Though you both love to help Daddy shovel, you weren't out long today. That wind was pretty fierce. Here's what you two did today while Daddy shoveled:

Don't be fooled by this picture. This moment lasted about 4 minutes. There has been a lot of yelling and wrestling. And some playing. Moments of brilliant sibling love, intermingled with ferocious screaming matches. It's been a pretty cooped up day.

Our county has declared a Snow Emergency, schools are closed, and the day care will be closed tomorrow. So it looks like we'll be home tomorrow, too. Daddy's work has said they will open at 11am, so I think he's going to try to make it in then, and it will be just the three of us. Mommy is going to have to put on her creative thinking cap to come up with some ideas to keep you two busy and to wear you out. Bedtime tonight was rough because you were all wound up - too much energy! We'll have to work on fixing that for tomorrow...



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