The storm was officially a blizzard. Boston's final total was 24.9 inches, making this the fifth largest storm by amount of snowfall. The record was 27.5 inches from February 17-18, 2003. I remember that storm very well. We were on vacation in Florida and my husband and older son were supposed to fly back home for work and rehearsal for the high school show. They were "stuck" in Florida for a couple of extra days and didn't get back home until Thursday.
We had about 28 inches here in Concord (yes - that is all that shows of the full yardstick!) There are places where the drifts are much taller.
I did a few digital layouts about the snow. Digital scrapping is fun because it is so immediate. I took the photos, edited them and had layouts done just a few hours later.
Here is the before and after looking at our house from the street. The snow was light and powdery so it was easily handled by my husband with the snowblower. I did the shoveling around the porch and front walk and the snow wasn't too heavy but you had to do five or six shovels full in each spot to get down to the ground!
If you don't live in a snowy place, you may not have seen this tool before. It is a roof rake to get the snow off the edges of the roof so it won't melt and form ice dams. There are sections that fit together to make it extend up to the second story and it is tricky to control.
...and after the storm was over on Saturday.
During the second round of snow clearing our little neighbors stopped by. The banks of snow formed by the town plows along the side of the street seemed like mountains to them and they had a lot of fun climbing and sliding (and throwing snow!).
You can see how tiny they look as they walked back up the street with their mother - those banks of snow are tall!
Claire spent most of her time going up and down the snow piles. She was so bundled up that I didn't get very many photos that showed her face.
Emma's favorite thing was throwing snowballs. She was all smiles and laughed every time she managed to find a chunk of snow to throw (with remarkably good aim).
We were very fortunate and never lost power. The areas closer to the ocean were hit much harder with flooding from the tides and power outages. The ban on driving was finally lifted at 4 p.m. Saturday but we haven't gone anywhere yet. No flights or public transit were expected to start until sometime on Sunday and it make take several days to get the "T" running again.
I hope that all of you who were in the path of the storm are doing fine. The predictions were very accurate and we had plenty of time to take precautions which made it much easier to weather the storm. It will take a while for all of this snow to melt!
Subscribe to Capadia Designs if you would like to have new posts delivered directly to your email.