The Blizzard of March 2017

Today is March 7, 2017.  When we woke up this morning there was a good dump of snow.  Just when the snow was starting to go away.

My husband was going to work this morning at 5:30 when he hit a snow drift.  He said it reached the hood of his truck.  The snow pulled him sideways into the edge of the garden.  He tried getting out but couldn’t.  I woke up at 7:30 and watched from the kitchen window.  He had been using the tractor to clear the driveway, unfortunately he ran out of gas.  Luckily the tractor was behind the truck at that point, so at least he wasn’t blocking the driveway.

I went down to see how he was making out.  He was so cold he was shaking, he doesn’t retain heat well.  He has an illness, Polymyositis.  It is chronic inflammation of the muscles.

We both got into the truck, his boss was coming to take him to work.  Once his boss came I went into the house.  The wind was just wicked, so bone chilling.  His boss was able to pull him out and they left for work.

My husband called me at 2:30 p.m., he couldn’t get onto the grid road.  The highway snow plow pushed the snow onto the grid road.  He was sitting on the side of the highway deciding what to do.  He thought he might have to go back to town.  Luckily a good Samaritan who lives across the highway came to help.  He had a tractor and was able to clear the grid road and do some of our driveway.  My husband once he was home finished clearing the driveway.

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A view from the kitchen.

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Sylvester is checking out all the snow.

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It’s usually pretty flat in this area.

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The dogs yard which is also flat usually!

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The front of the house, it has big snow drifts.

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The wind was really blowing at the front yard.  We can usually see all the way to town.

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My car was getting buried.

 

Today is March 8, 2017.  Here is the aftermath of the blizzard.  My husband was leaving at 5:30 this morning and there was a big snow drift at the end of the driveway.  He tried to pass it but he couldn’t make it.

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The wind took most of the snow off of my car.

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The driveway is getting cleared.  My husband uses our tractor that has a bucket.  My husband went to work at 5:30 but he couldn’t get down the driveway.  Another big snowdrift had to be cleared.  Our grid road needs to be plowed again, what was cleared yesterday has snowdrifts.

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The vegetable garden.

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I went outside to take pictures of the snow around 11:30 and I saw a snow plow going by pretty fast.  I thought why are going so fast!  Then I saw another one come down our grid road.  I waved to thank him for doing our road!

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The sun is out but it is very cold.

 

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