Archives

Record Breaking Snow

They say history repeats itself.  This winter has repeated itself but it took approximately 30 years to do so.  That’s right, before I was even born.  This winter in the little town I live in hit records of around 191 inches of snow fallen so far.  We have even received more snow than parts of the Upper Peninsula.  Here are a couple of pictures of when we had the most snow when we had around 2 feet dumped on us in only a few days time.  The positive thinking with this is that there is hopes that I won’t have to experience another winter like this for another 30 years.

Walking in a Winterwonderland…

Like most recent years, I had assumed we would not get an ample amount of snow until December.  Mother Nature surprised northern Michigan on Sunday (11-16-08) with snow flurries up until early Monday morning.  Monday also brought an additional several inches of snow for a total of 8 inches.

As usual I am scrambling for gloves/mittens, hats and boots.  I was up a snow bank without a shovel (literally) since our shovels are still in the basement.  I had to make a path by swinging my feet back and forth.  Let’s just say by the time I got in the house that evening, my feet were like ice cubes.  We almost had a binky casualty Monday morning, but luckily Katelyn’s big brother was there to save the day or else it would have went on to binky heaven by getting buried in all the snow.  On the contrary, my son was all in his glory that snow had finally arrived.  In other words, in his mind it is one step closer to Christmas.  Nevertheless, he was still ecstatic to start making a snowman and snow angels.

Part of deck where snow was not shoveled off

Part of deck where snow was not shoveled off

Back deck.

Back deck.

Someday I would like to decorate this tree for Christmas.

Someday I would like to decorate this tree for Christmas.