Tuesday, February 05, 2008

So, how much snow do we have?

We have so much snow that I am surprised the mailman will still deliver our mail. We had to dig out the mailbox, as you can see. Everybody in the neighborhood is dealing with this problem.
I've seen a few people who have put a five gallon bucket out for the newspaper. One solution for the mail that I really like is this one -
This neighbor just bought a new mail box and set it on top of the snow. Their 'real' mailbox is about 3 feet closer to the house, buried in the snow.

We have so much snow that our projected water needs should be met for the summer, and then some. We have so much snow that we are wondering if our roof will collapse. You can see the ice dams in this pic.
We have so much snow that we are trying to figure out where to shovel the snow.

We have so much snow that it looks like a drunken cake decorator overdid it when frosting the pine trees. ( you can see the top of the railing on our back porch in the left corner of the picture)

We have so much snow that the neighbors are meeting in the street (when we need to take a break from shovelling our driveways and walks) and wishing we all lived in Mesa, or other points south. Sunday's snow totalled about 24 inches, after you count the 6 new inches that were on the ground when we woke up on Monday morning.


Jim/ArtofGardening said...

Bummer about the snow. You make Buffalo look positively balmy.

Such a sad story about getting to Monet's garden and not getting in. Reminds me of our visit to Waterford Crystal in Ireland. We got there just as it was closing and never got in. It's not likely we'll ever get back!

Connie Marie said...

You have WAY more snow than we do!

Nora Lee said...

Oh my goodness! I wish we could have that much snow here in NC at least one time!

Beautiful pictures.


Gardenista said...

You have beat us (northern Saskatchewan) for snow! I hope you get to enjoy skiing or something fun in it!

No Rain said...

Oh my! What a site for a desert rat. It always looks so pretty, but that's only if you're looking at it from inside the house!

Pam/Digging said...

That's an amazing amount of snow. You seem to be dealing with it in good humor. I like the mailbox solution of just sticking a new box on top of a snowdrift. :-)