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I disagree with the name - I don't think we're in a battle, really, because it's not a contest - Mother Nature has us all whipped without trying.

The Mr. has gone back out to shovel some more. I did a stint earlier - it was about halfway up my thighs ... .

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Our house, with the walk and steps shoveled, as well as a little path to the semi-cleared street (where I was standing)
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Looking down the side street, around the corner. Note the amount of snow clinging to the branches and power lines.

There are a few more pix here.

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chomiji
Feb. 7th, 2010 04:32 am (UTC)

It's been kind of an amazing winter for snow! And it's barely half over ... .

scribblemoose
Feb. 6th, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's a lot of snow! Hope you keep warm.

(Your house looks really pretty, by the way. ^^)
chomiji
Feb. 7th, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)

Awww, thanks. Yes, it has a lot of character, but tends to be fearfully messy on the inside. There's actually a whole other wing out the back, so it's bigger than it looks.

fmanalyst
Feb. 7th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
We didn't get as much snow from this storm, mainly because we got a few hours of sleet in the middle. It looks like your area was just enough colder that it all came down as snow.
chomiji
Feb. 7th, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)

Some of the stuff in the afternoon on Friday was sleety, but by dark, it was all snow. We found a slush layer at the bottom when we were shoveling.

jinxaire
Feb. 7th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
I am so grateful it doesn't snow where I live. O.O

chomiji
Feb. 7th, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)

It can be pretty messy!

7veilsphaedra
Feb. 7th, 2010 12:19 am (UTC)
Where do you live? Because that looks pretty normal to me.
chomiji
Feb. 7th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)

Takoma Park, MD, which is just outside of Washington, DC (I can walk to the border in about 12 minutes). And this is a vastly unusual amount of snow for us. A mere 3 to 6 inches will pretty much turn Washington upside down. See snowstorm records here.

So where do you live, that this is a normal amount of snow?



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lawless523
Feb. 7th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
Ooh, a Dutch colonial! We used to own one too. The only bad part was that icicles would fall down suddenly and startle cats. It happened once when one of them was draped over my shoulders. He made a fast and painful (for me, anyway) getaway.

Good luck with the shoveling, and stay warm!
chomiji
Feb. 7th, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)

Thanks!

Yes, Dutch Colonial Revival. The part of the house you can see in the picture dates from 1926. There's a huge wing out the back that the original owners added in the 1940s, which added another 60% to the interior space. The house looks little and cute from this vantage, but from the side street (we're on a corner), it looks huge, because the ground drops away sharply on that side, making the basement daylight on most of three sides, and so the house is essentially three stories.

We haven't got any icicles yet, but we walked to a friend's for supper, and on the way we passed a house with a truly impressive set fringing their porch.

snarp
Feb. 7th, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)
We had a kid from down the street come and say he'd shovel the drive for $50. He's been at it about an hour now, and is about to have an enforced cocoa break.
chomiji
Feb. 7th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)

It's a lot of snow, and the bottom layer is slushy, so it weighs a ton. I'm glad you forced your shoveler to have cocoa!

jedishampoo
Feb. 7th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
Wow! And I was just bitching about the rain we've had the last two days. (Well, I live in the desert!)

Stay safe, and warm!
chomiji
Feb. 7th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)

Aww, thanks! The funny thing is, it's not that cold. It was barely below freezing most of the day, though the temperature dropped after the sun went down.

eldanis
Feb. 7th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
WOOOW. I've been complaining at the cold all winter, and we've gotten some snow here (1.5 feet about a month ago and then a little more from this system), which is a lot for NC, but you have us beat, no contest. Do you think there is danger of weather complicating Katsucon next weekend?
chomiji
Feb. 7th, 2010 04:51 am (UTC)

Yes, we had almost as much as you did in December. It's been an impressive winter for snow, already!

I don't expect there to be much of a problem by next weekend, although they're calling for a little more snow Tuesday night.

nouvellebrielle
Feb. 7th, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)
O_O Stay warm, dear! All the best with the shovelling, and take care!
chomiji
Feb. 7th, 2010 04:52 am (UTC)

Awww, thanks! It's not all that cold, really, although the temperature dropped some once the sun went down.

lady_ganesh
Feb. 7th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
You guys have so much more snow that we have here in Vermont!
chomiji
Feb. 7th, 2010 04:53 am (UTC)

Freaky, right? We really do get some strange weather in Washington. It seems dead wrong for a place that can get up to 100°F in the summer to have this much snow in the winter.

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theloomofmoira
Feb. 7th, 2010 07:28 am (UTC)
That's just crazy snow.
chomiji
Feb. 8th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)

It is very crazy snow! (How are you doing?)

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estara
Feb. 7th, 2010 11:29 am (UTC)
Amazing amount of snow alright, for this German.

However I will never understand how some countries - unless they are earthquake prone - have their power and telephone lines hanging on poles still. We've gone away from that since the 60s and nowadays it's all underground (powerlines, telephone lines, internet lines, tv cable - all except cell phone transmitting poles), so the only time a winter blizzard can snap powerlines is if they crash the big cross country power-transferring poles (which actually happened in 2005 up in the north).
chomiji
Feb. 8th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)

I'll have to ask the Mr. about the power lines - why we still have them that way. It's quite common across the nation. It can certainly get very dangerous, especially in an area with a lot of old trees, like ours.

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felicitoussk8er
Feb. 7th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC)
It looks exactly like Spokane -- LAST winter, when we set an all-time record for our area. One December day saw an inch an hour, for hours. I was in NYC that day but my husband said he had never seen anything like it -- and we are climbers & skiers. The city had to contract with people to make "snow dumps" on vacant acreage, where dump trucks could offload the plowed-up berms that took over city streets. Approx. 50 businesses had roof collapse, because massive storm followed massive storm.


We've has almost no snow this winter. Just rain. Very, very strange. The shiny new red snow blower Steve insisted we had to have because his back couldn't take another winter like last years? Sitting in the garage. Its been fired up exactly *once* this winter, for a whopping 2 inches.

I love your pics! Burrow in & read, read, read!

Edited at 2010-02-07 03:05 pm (UTC)
chomiji
Feb. 8th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)

Yes, we definitely had that inch-an-hour thing going on! We ended up paying to have some of ours dug out today - the Mr. had just about had it when several young guys who work for a local house-painting company came by with shovels, so he paid them to dig out the cars. There's now a pile of snow about head high on our lawn, where they dumped it all.

I just finished a re-read of something I needed for a fanfic challenge I'm doing! And I walked up to the Co-op (which was open, but almost entirely out of bread) to fill out the fridge a bit. And then I made hot biscuits and homemade chicken-veg soup for supper.

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