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The Blizzard of 2016

I LOVE SNOW. SNOWY SNOWY SNOW. SO MUCH SNOW. DOWN IN MY YARD. LOVE IT SO MUCH.

The East Coast got SLAMMED with a blizzard this past weekend and Brian, Remmy and I LOVED IT. Yes, we love snow. Maybe a little too much. Blizzard, oh heck yes — bring it on!

We were prepared. We set up our tape measure, ran to the store for a few essentials and hunkered down.

Measuring-Tape

One of our favorite things to do in a blizzard is to go out and walk through the snow as it is coming down. We took the pup out on Saturday to see the state of the roads and how much snow we’d gotten — it was an adventure. We walked maybe 1/4 mile total, and it was exhausting!

Brian-and-Remmy

The roads = terrible! And the snow banks were crazy.

Brian was able to stand on the snow and poke his head over the safety fence overlooking the highway. It was incredible.

Highway2

The highway was crazy, and our neighborhood was crazy. IT WAS CRAZY.

Our-street

We even snuck down onto the highway since no one was on it.

Highway

How often can you stand in the middle of a busy road with not a soul in sight? Crazy and oddly peaceful.

All in all, we got about 2 feet of snow, three days off work, one craft completed and one project underway! That was a productive weekend.

Snow bunnies

Brian and I have enjoyed being snow bunnies and Remmy has enjoyed rocketing through the snow at breakneck speeds. The shoveling was rough (especially when your shovel breaks), but hey, good exercise! The roads are still a little rocky, but that’s to be expected when a blizzard hits a region that some winters doesn’t get any snow at all.¬†Fingers crossed and pajamas on backward that we get at least one more good snow this winter!

Did you have fun during the East Coast Blizzard of 2016?

 

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SO MUCH RAIN

It seems silly to complain about rain when areas of the country are being hit by deadly tornadoes. So consider this a post where I am in awe of the rain, not complaining about the rain. I mean let’s be honest. Rain is awesome. It waters my plants so I don’t have to. That’s a win!

I don’t know when the last time we got this much rain was. Certainly not while I’ve lived in my house. You would have though we lived by a raging river with the water we got this week.

Check out these photos:

Just so you have an idea, there’s never more than an inch of water trickling from the drain. I usually don’t even notice it is there. But holy smokes, it was a river! And our neighbors had a nicely formed lake in their yard. Our yard didn’t fare too poorly. It was just soggy. But the same couldn’t be said for everyone.

Did you guys hear about the sink hole in Baltimore?

That’s only 30 minutes from us!

Craziness.

Stay dry, folks. Stay dry!