Monday, January 25, 2016

Oh Snow!

I'll start with the snow pictures first. Here in Alexandria we got about 2 feet. That wouldn't have been so bad except the damn snowplows! Sunday we shoveled all the way out to the street. The snow was light and fluffy. Then the trucks kept plowing Sunday night and closed up our opening with more snow. Was it still light and fluffy? Heck no! It was solid ice. My husband had to use a pickax to break it up so he could shovel it. Well I say he, but that should be we. I swing a mean pickax.

This was early Saturday around 10:30 am. It's almost 18 inches. It kept snowing another 12 hours after that so we had a lot more than that but the 50 mph winds made too many drifts to get an accurate level after that.

 This is out my kitchen window Sunday morning. Just a little hanging off the roof.

Sam was trying out his new snow blower. It was okay for some areas but most of it was too deep for it and we had to use the old fashioned shovel.

Okay, now onto the stitching. I am still working on HAED's The Astronomer. I just finished page 13. Almost done with the row.

I'm afraid I have to go back to work tomorrow so I won't be getting much stitching done then.

Thanks for stopping by.


Rachel Tomkins said...

The UK grinds to a halt after 1 inch of snow, let alone 18 inches! I hope you are all keeping safe and warm. Today we're getting the leftover wind and rain from your storm. Lovely progress on the Astronomer as usual. :)

Mii Stitch said...

That is some serious snow!!! Keep safe & keep stitching :)

Annie said...

We had 2 feet in Bethesda too. What a mess! I live in a condo, so I didn't have to go through all of your pain. I'm just glad we didn't have the power outages that accompanied previous storms!

Take care!

Robin in Virginia said...

Hope your trek to work was a safe one! Stay warm and be careful out there! Your progress on your HAED piece looks super.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Wow how many snow!!!
On TV I saw the bad weather in USA
I hope that now is better.

Astrids dragon said...

But wasn't it beautiful?! And the perfect time to be stitching, your piece is looking great!