Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hit and Run Snowstorm


We knew a storm was coming.
It was supposed to be mostly rain,
with snow tonight at the higher elevations.
We were expecting 3 to 5 inches.
It started snowing this morning at 8 AM.
And we got a foot.
More to come tonight.

One foot today means approximately
two feet on the back patio.
With wind blowing snow off the roof,
we now have three foot drifts
in the lee of the house.

This storm packed quite a punch.
Hours of blizzard conditions closed
the 40 between Albuquerque and

The Engineering Geek left work before
the highway closed--and he got through
until the bottom of our hill. The car is there
and he is here--thanks to a neighbor.
The Boychick is with a friend who lives
close to school. Maybe he will come home tonight!

Umbrae loves the snow.
He ran, played, and dug deep
to get at sticks and grass.
Coming inside was not on his agenda.
But staying outside was not on mine!

The snowplow came around just at 5 PM.
Now there are 2-3 foot piles of snow,
all along our road.

Lily didn't mind climbing it,
but Shayna stayed on the
plowed area.

Now this is quite enough. We will probably have snow cover until mid-March this year!