I had surgery on Friday 12/18. Nothing serious, but I knew that I wouldn’t be able to shovel any snow for a week or so after my surgery. So I intentionally scheduled the procedure before winter snow was likely to be serious. Heavy snow isn’t common in Virginia in mid-December Well, as many of you know, this area was hit with a record setting snowfall that started Friday night. Here is a shot of the snow piled up on my deck. I think the table (or the “birthday cake” according to my kids) is about 18″ deep. Fortunately the driveway is ‘only’ at about 13″.
We got another one, and this one is literally twice as deep as the one above. It may be the all time record snowstorm for many areas here. I shoveled three times today while it was snowing and was able to bring the driveway down from 22 inches to about 4 inches but it was still coming down when I quit.
Our deck is even deeper than last time, with a 27″ birthday cake. The funny part is the hand rail you see behind it. This is only a few inches wide yet it has a 20″ wedge of snow balanced on it, making little walls on 2 sides of the deck.