Friday, December 31, 2010

Back to back blizzards baby!

I'm spring cleaning this week... I've decided that since I'll be sandbagging all spring when all of this snow melts and we are battling a flood for the third year in a row, I may as well clean now.

We have a lull right now between two blizzards! Yesterday and through last night the wind whipped snow around, reducing visibility and making for slippery road conditions.  It caused a near 100 car pile up on one of the highways. People were stranded in their cars for up to 8 hours!

 I took this little video yesterday just as the wind started to come up. With the visibility reduced so much in town, I can only imagine what it was like out in open country. It takes a lot for our town to shut down, but all the highways closed, businesses closed, and people stayed home.

When we woke up, the wind went down, but  ummm, Houston, we have a problem... we can't get out our front door!  I opened my door to this.  Would you believe perched on top of the 5 foot drift was my newspaper?





Rick just finished snowblowing most of the snow out of the driveway and sidewalks.  Its a balmy 1 degree outside, and round two of the blizzard is just gearing up.   We've heard we may get anywhere from 5 to 15 inches more inches of snow.

We've had big plans to "rock it" New Year's Eve with a big group of friends... "rock it" may have just been downgraded to "hanging at home with the kids in pj's..."

Hmmmm, suddenly that doesn't sound half bad...

Happy New Year's Eve!


  1. Gee, do I miss back home. We had one major blizzard about a month ago. Now we have a balmy day with a light rain.
    I would love to spring clean but what to do with all the stuff-my basement is over flowing with all the extras. Garage sale day is not until April.

  2. The snow missed us and we got rain instead.

    Enjoy your new year's evening cozy at home.

  3. The pictures make it look so serene and beautiful :) A Happy and Blessed New Year to you and your family :)

  4. Oh my gosh! That big drift in front of your front door is awesome! I think staying in tonight sounds wonderful too even though we don't have snow. Happy New Year! :D

  5. Ok, I'm Canadian. I live in Winnipeg. But I have never seen so much snow. You definitely win.
    Still try to "rock it" though!
    Happy new year!

  6. Now that's a lot of snow Vicky! And more on top of that? Wow! Looks like a winter you won't soon forget. Just watching that video made me cold!

    I read about that 100 car pileup and knew it wasn't far from you.

    Enjoy your New Years Eve...whatever you do. Happy New Year!

  7. we are in the midst of another one tonight, too ...

    blessings for a peace-filled new year

  8. We've been spring cleaning too! Something about taking down the last of the holiday decorations gives me the itch to purge all clutter. I don't even want to think about the spring melt. Ugh!

  9. Those pictures are amazing. I hope the second blizzard takes it easy on you.
    Hope you have a great New Years Eve no matter where you end up.

  10. Hello Vicky !!!
    That much of snow !! I can't believe it and just reminds me of north pole.
    Nice pics but again I'm feeling freezed and will have to take an another red hot coffee drink immeditaly once I publish this post. The pic of your blog's title at the top with the holy cross in the snowy horizons is so captivating to come and pay my prayers to HIM immediately.

    New Year-2011 Greetings
    Your Family ...from India.

  11. That's quite the snow you've got there. Sometimes I like being driven inside.

    Happy New Year to you and your lovely family.

  12. Living in Quebec I have seen that much snow (and more) - but not recently. What drifts! I'm sure you will usher in the new year happily no matter what the circumstance. Good luck and have a great 2011!

  13. Oh Vicky I was thinking of you over the last several days every time I saw the news and all your snow. Your area sure made top news headlines for bad weather.

    I love your snow really tells the story.

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  14. Vicky, that same snow pile visited our house. :)

    Yeah, I can't help but think of spring flood as well. Ugh.

    You do such a nice job with the photos and words and combining them. It's always a treat to stop over here, and thanks for taking time to do the same at Peace Garden Mama.

    Sending you warm thoughts from across the river! :)

  15. Your snow photos really capture the scene so well.


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