The Blizzard of 2015 – 1/27/15

Unlike the Blizzard of 2013, the Blizzard of 2015 didn’t happen on a weekend, and didn’t happen overnight so that we woke up to a perfectly sunny, photogenic winter wonderland waiting to be photographed before we cleaned it up.

While we did get less snow (24 inches vs 31), I liked this one less.

1.   It was on a Tuesday.    The interesting thing with that is that for the first time in the 35 years my boss has worked for our company, they preemptively closed the office on Monday afternoon.    So that was something.

2.   I have not been that coated in snow since the last time I purposefully rolled down a sledding hill.     So maybe middle school.

The wind was crazy.    We went out at about 4:30 to make a first pass.    It was about halfway through the storm, but at that point, we knew BF at least was probably going to have to go into work the next day.   All I did was the front steps, and help with the car (above).    He did all the snow blowing.     After which he immediately went inside and ordered a balaclava and ski goggles.
I today bought some heavy duty goretex/thinsulate wonder gloves that cost more than I usually spend on a full outfit.     Got to test them out in the dunes that are our driveway right now.    I have no regrets.

3.   It snowed again yesterday.    And is supposed to on Monday.   And maybe Wednesday.    Because I wasn’t running out of room in the yard for what we had already…     We’ll not even mention the state of snow removal in the city.

4.    We still have wind, and this stuff is so light and fluffy.   Which means it’s blowing everywhere.    It’s a fascinating experience to drive through.    Oh, and we’re supposed to get lows in -10 to -20 range next week, so it’s not going anywhere any time soon.


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