Wordless Wednesday

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From about 7 pm on December 22 until Christmas,  when almost 4 inches of snow fell on top of it, my yard looked like this.

Unfortunately it also looked–and still looks– like this.

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And then there was my ski slope of a driveway.  I got quite creative about getting the dog out onto the frozen grass. Getting the mail was another issue.  That had to wait for a thaw.

I was able to hike down the lawn and rake the newspapers in. You get creative in these storms.

But there was no driving–or even clearing the cars–when it’s like this.

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It doesn’t show in the photos but the icicles on the cars are inches long.

I don’t really remember a period of prolonged icing like this.  We have had hours of it, but not days.

And unfortunately we have friends with broken bones who tried to get out too soon.

This was a rough storm this weekend. Ice is so much worse than snow!

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Luckily it’s pretty at least.

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