Sunday, December 20, 2009

Nor'easter story

I must start in the beginning of this story..a mere 48 hours ago. Jason had just gotten back from a 4 day trip..and every one was happy and content.
Bear with me..the story is a bit verbose..I promise you will be rewarded with lots of photos. The weathermen say..we are going to get snow. this is Richmond..we had a decent snow last winter. I have lived here 10 years. We have had 2 snows in that span of more than an inch. They forecast a weekend of lots of snow. So...I hit the store, refresh the netflix, cancel all plans and prepare for a nice slow relaxing weekend at home. Since the snow was supposed to start Friday night ..we figured it would take a few hours before it would stick to the roads. So we plan a dinner out with Rob and his daughter megan.
After dinner..there was 6 inches of snow on the road. The Beastie..NO problem. Plowed right through. Rob's car..not so much. He tried to get home..couldn't make it. Turned around..tried to get to our house..got stuck. So we got back in the car..and plowed a few miles down the road to pick him up. We bring them back to the house for the night hoping the morning would prove better. Saturday morning..blizzard. We had 15 inches of snow and it hadn't stopped. So we decided ..his car wouldn't make it home any better that morning. so they would stay until Sunday. No clothes, no toothbrush, no car..and no choice. So..we decide to make lemonade out of lemons and gather a party. Scott and Iva arrive for some good old D&D.it doesn't stop snowing! A few bottles of wine make the snow angel seem like a good idea..On Sunday..we awake to a winter wonderland...with 16 inches of snow.We all hop in the Beastie and literally forge a trail out of the neighborhood..I was proud of the girl. She proved her worth, and then some! We manage to get to Rob's car and get him dug out and on his way.After all of this..i am finally able to get home..get geared up..and take the photographs I had been waiting for! My weekend was not as relaxing as I had planned...but we had fun regardless.
now..your reward.
Only Henry has on a coat, b/c he is the only one that actually gets cold out there!
Shiloh bounds.
and shows how deep the snow actually is..
As well as how good it must be..
Henry for some reason thought the snow felt good..and insisted on rubbing his face in it at all times.

Dante..well..he is probably 6 inches tall. So the snow is 10 inches over his head. We did carry him under the deck to do his business..but for S's and G's we dropped him in the snow for a photo op. then picked him up again. he was NOT amused.
It took Dana a while to play in it..it was very deep. So she watched everyone else for a while
But figured it out in not time!

Cali..she loves the snow and played in it constantly. This photo..she literally did a four leg hop straight off the ground and I happened to catch it at its peak.
Henry is taunting Dana..
It worked.
this is called.. Cluster..

Just running..




one of my favs..
Looks like Dana is pooting snow...;-)




and our neighbors all made snowmen..we could not be outdone.
Oh and as for the flowers..I never figured out who sent them or who we were being thanked for saving. I supposed we will never know..
Happy Holidays! We are leaving for our holiday travels soon. I might get more photos of the snow before we leave..

7 comments:

Angela said...

Looks like everyone had a fun snow day! I usually look forward to getting great pics of our guys in the snow, but not this time...they're still a little freaked out by how deep and cold it is on their belly! Maybe once it melts some they'll be ready to play again!

BrittBeah said...

Fun! We havent gotten a drop of snow. Thanks for sharing pics. Oh, and I find is so funny you guys openly play D&D, lol. I need to get my hunny bunny to read your post so he knows there are more cool geekers out there.

IHateToast said...

pooting snow. ha! true. crazy stuff. made news over here.

your snowman has some birthin' hips.

houndstooth said...

Those are great pictures! I'm glad you got the snow and not us, though!

gyeong said...

Haven't had to leave the house since it started snowing :) Love snow action pics.

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Love the snow pics! Fantastic!

pineland said...

awesome snow pics!! the pooing snow is just hilarious!