Well, we ended up with 18.4 inches of snow, way more than we usually see around here in Eastern Iowa.
Here are some pics of what I saw in the neighborhood.
This is the drift we saw when we opened the garage door so we could get the snow blower out. Hubby figured he would try to snow blow even thought it was still snowing heavily and blowing pretty good. We thought it might make it easier to clear it all off later on if we got some of it now. Ended up it didn’t make much difference because most of it just drifted back in.
Snow hanging off of the edge of the roof on the front of the house. This was taken about 9 PM on Tuesday February 1st.
This is looking down our street about 4 PM Tuesday. Before the snowplows ever even thought about coming by.
Here’s the same view about an hour later.
Remember the snow hanging off the front of the house? Well, I took this picture out our front room window. The snow hanging off the roof is about 2 feet long.
This is our neighbor’s patio on the house behind us. Doesn’t look to me like they are going to be using it or going out their patio door any time soon :)
Looking out our garage door about 7 AM Wednesday morning. Lots of drifts and the overhanging snow has increased dramatically. It had stopped snowing pretty much by then but it was still pretty windy.
Slightly different angle looking out the garage door. Drifts almost up to the bumper of our truck.
This is looking up the street in the other direction.
Drifts next to the truck and looking towards the street. No snow plow by yet as this time. See my poor mailbox out there near the curb? It’s on a 4 foot wooden post so that gives you a bit of an idea how high the drifts are.
Rocky says he’s hunkering down for the duration under this nice warm quilt hanging down off of the love seat. Do not disturb me!
So, that’s the blizzard of 2011 for me. Did you get hit by mega snow or ice too? Let me know. Truly hope we don’t get another one of these this winter. Luckily, we are retired and don’t have to worry about trying to get to work and we live on an “emergency snow route” street so we are one of the first streets to get plowed out in our city. Not so much for people living on the “side” streets in the area. The snow stopped about 7 AM Wednesday morning and as of 1 AM Thursday my daughter says the plows hadn’t been down her street at all yet. I hear on the news many of the side streets aren’t going to even get a single pass until sometime Friday. Really feel sorry for all who had to get out to go somewhere this morning. I saw our one neighbor across the street from us HAND shoveling his drive way at 5:30 this morning. Took him about an hour and a half.