17 inches of snow, one snow day, 0 snow plows and a commute of an hour and 40 minutes to get home the next day, what did we get ourselves into? Our first winter in Madison. When they started talking about this winter storm coming through the plains, we really didn't know what to expect. All we knew, was that the meteorologists, teachers and kids started talking about a snow day on Wednesday on Monday. We could only hope it was going to be as bad as they planned. Well on Tuesday night, Andrew and I got the call from our districts saying we had a snow day. Let me tell you.....Best. Feeling. Ever! Knowing you don't have to get up and go to work the next day, is just awesome!
So we bundled up, turned up the heat, and settled in for what we were told would be the storm of the decade. It started Tuesday afternoon on the drive home, and continued into the next day. Tuesday night, we watched as the snow came down, and the wind picked up. We weren't sure how much we would get, but we knew it would be bad. Wednesday morning we woke up to whiteout conditions. 15 inches of snow, heavy winds and blowing snow. It was CRAZY!!
We had the greatest snow day ever. We slept in, spent several hours outside, took a nap, shoveled some more and enjoyed being snowed in. While it had been windy, it ended up being about 30 degrees and a perfect winter day. For lunch we even had grilled cheese and tomato soup, absolutely perfect. I have to say though, we procrastinated in buying a snow blower and we sure did pay the price. Andrew used his muscles and shoveled most of the drive way, but our neighbors did help with their snow blowers after the snow plows came by and plowed our drive way in. It was a great day, and a perfect little break between Thanksgiving and Christmas break. Here are some pictures from the day.
The house covered with snow.
My car with some of the snow blown off.
Andrew shoveling.....you can see how deep it is.
Midnight snuggled up, keeping warm.