We woke today with snow blocking our windows and doors, a world of white, with no sidewalks or road to be found. Throughout the morning everyone has slowly started to dig out. The wheel loaders/plows have come through our road out front a few times and the snow is now piled well above my head along the sides.
The boys went out immediately, and found themselves stuck. Deep to hip or waist, sinking, unable to walk or move. G is light, so he quickly discovered he could crawl along the top without sinking.
A is bigger so he sinks on his knees still, but can lie flat and scoot along on his belly. They made it to the one part of cleared sidewalk down the block, stranded, wondering how to get back. ;) They love it!!!!!!
My husband is shoveling in spurts...the drifts are waist high or more in some places, and even with a lot of shoveling, he has made it only about 12 feet from our front door to the main sidewalk! I'm not even going to think about the driveway (the plows haven't come through our alley yet anyway, so...).
But we don't have anywhere to be today (and our city is basically shut down), so no worries. I am warm inside making mulled cider on the stove, warming up the soup and bread I made yesterday, and enjoying games with my boys.
I'm sure my guys will be outside another 25 times today. They will be able to get around a little better as people clear their sidewalks. Those sheer shovel walls are a great base to dig forts from too - and I know we will be out helping them tunnel and carve some caves!
And in case you couldn't tell in the photos how high the drifts near our front door are, G wanted to stand in front of one to give some perspective - almost up to his head. We have some shoveling to do!