Early this morning it began to snow, and snow, and snow. And the wind began to blow, blow, blow. The wind swirled the snow around like snow-nadoes. We are under a Winter Storm Warning through Thursday…with more snow on the way for the weekend.
Danny and I walked down to the mailbox for the mail about 1 p.m. I could barely see where the driveway was.
When Danny and I got back to the house, I warmed up for a bit before headed out to snowblow the driveway. I waited until early afternoon–about 1:30 p.m.–because I didn’t want more snow to accumulate before EJ got home from work and make it difficult for him to time getting up the driveway.
It took me several hours to snowblow the driveway. I did the bottom part near the road and then JJ took a turn but he had to quit because ever since he had cancer, he gets winded very quickly. Chemotherapy can damage the lungs. So I took over snowblowing again. I finished up at 3:45 p.m. I was tired and cold when I finally put the snowblower in the garage. I was glad to come inside to warm up.
I was going to head out to take care of the ducks and chickens for the night when I glance out the window and saw that we had beautiful guests at our birdfeeders: three deer. One was very small and had a cute snow-covered face. When I later showed EJ my photos, he remarked that the littlest one was a baby–the smallest deer he’s ever seen that didn’t have fawn spots.
When EJ got home from work, he said that about 4 miles from home it began snowing so hard that he couldn’t really see at all, so hard that he was surprised we weren’t getting thundersnow. Our area tends to get the heaviest lake effect snow. He said he couldn’t even tell that I had snowblowed the driveway. Bummer.
The National Weather Service shared at Facebook that the heaviest snow will fall tonight through Thursday–so despite all the snow we got today, it’s going to get worse. I’m wondering if EJ will even be able to get out of the driveway tomorrow!
I still love winter in Northern Michigan. It’s very beautiful.