Wednesday, February 02, 2011

February 2, 2011

For the second day, we are stuck at home. I'm not complaining though. It is actually nice to be at home, have all the chores done and just have time to relax and have fun together with no demands from the outside world.

We probably got around 10 to 12 inches where we are. At our new house, they got around 22 inches. The husband shoveled out the driveway yesterday and the boys had a very fun time playing in the huge snow drifts. We saw several four-wheel drive vehicles out yesterday and a few today and many of those were getting stuck or could not make it back up a hill. The roads are pretty much impassable to a two-wheel vehicle. The major highways had been shut down but I think they are probably trying to get all of the major highways and streets plowed today. The temperature is 8 degrees so the wind chill factor is quite low today.

There is a snow drift in our backyard that is almost as high as the fence. There is another one against the front door that is probably about three feet tall. The way the wind blew the snow across the front yard makes the snow look like it has waves. It is really beautiful. I would love to see what it looks like up at the new house. With 22 inches of snow, they must have massive snow drifts (for Oklahomans anyway:).

The boys have been playing lots of games. The dad has been teaching them to play checkers and chess and we recently got Sorry and Battleship, which they have enjoyed.

I am guessing we will likely not be able to get out and about until at least Friday because the snow is so deep in the roads in our neighborhood. In our old neighborhood, we always had plows come through pretty quickly after a snow but the roads were owned by the homeowners and we paid for it through our association dues. I do not know how it works in this neighborhood where we are renting. If there are no plows, it may be later than Friday before we get out. It is suppose to stay very frigid for quite a while I think so there probably won't be much melting.

Not much else to report around here. Hope you are staying warm!

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