Thursday, December 10, 2009

First Big Snowstorm Of The Season

Well, we had our first big snowstorm of the season on Tuesday and Wednesday. I took these pictures when I went outside to finish up shoveling.
The first picture is our apple trees in the backyard full of snow.
The second picture is looking west on the road that we live on.
We got about 8 inches of snow. Then it got really windy and super cold, today it is zero degrees with a windchill of 15 below.

It IS really pretty, but I'm sure glad I'm retired and don't have to go out in this stuff every day anymore! I DON'T miss the winter drives to work for sure!

We have a hard time shoveling snow anymore. Dan with his bad back and bad knee, me with my circulation problems and asthma.
But, we have WONDERFUL neighbors who help keep us shoveled out. Ernie to our west usually snow blows most of the driveway and front sidewalk and Bill to our east helps out with shoveling too! I usually just have to shovel the front stoop, the small sidewalk right in front of the house, and a path between the vehicles. Takes me awhile, but I get it done eventually.
They will never know just how very much we truly appreciate their wonderful acts of kindness!
I'm just not a big fan of winter anymore. I suppose it's because I've gotten older and health problems don't help either. I just dread the cold and snow. I made sure I super stocked up on groceries and other necessities before the storm hit, thank goodness.

1 comment:

  1. I think as we get older winter is less appealing. It causes so many problems for those of us who are a little older. But I love to be inside looking out. And I do have fond memories of play as a child and how I looked forward to the first snow. I do love to hear the crunch as it is walked on and the sparkle when the lights shine on it at night when the conditions are right.