Had a Snow Day!

Last Sunday, I went to bed with nary a snowflake in sight.

At 4:30am Monday morning, the text came in – our office was closed!  Which prompted me dragging myself out of bed and canceling appointments.

Meanwhile, I looked outside, and it didn’t look particularly bad.

Little did I know that they hadn’t plowed the main highways, so while our plow guy for the village had gone around and plowed, no one could leave town!

So I went back to bed, and when I got up with my husband, we tromped outside to shovel.

And shovel.

And shovel.

It came in at about 11 inches of snow, and I am SORELY out of shape.  It was light and fluffy though so that wasn’t too bad.  I just kept taking breaks to let my lungs recover until I felt the familiar twinge of my herniated disc.

Done.  Do not pass go; do not collect $200.  I do NOT want to deal with that again.

Then we drove over to my parents’ to help them shovel – this was around noon, and the roads were finally clearing.

We arrived in time to see a hardware store truck taking my dad’s old snow blower away, and he had a new one!  Good bye, orange monstrosity.  You have served my family well for the last 40 years.

No kidding.

40 years.

Here’s to hoping the new one lasts as long!  *smile*

Did this snow storm hit you?  How bad was it?  Did you get a snow day too?  Inquiring minds want to know!