Sunday, December 12, 2010

They are Calling it a SNOW-NAMI

Yesterday we got hit right square in the face by one hellova blizzard (and I'm not talking about the kind that they sell at Dairy Queen). Here on Flannery Bay we received about 14 inches of snow (while it was more like 20" in MSP and 26"+ in Western Wisconsin). The snow was accompanied by 40+mph winds and real temperatures well below zero. This morning there was bright sunshine, but the temperature was still -7*.

Here's the view out my front door this morning. That grayish pile is my GMC pick-up.

I was scheduled to work at Gypsy Lea's this morning so I had to bust my way through the 5-6 feet high by 20 feet wide drift at the top of my steep and snow packed driveway.

This is what the driveway looked like after 15-20 minutes of me blasting at it with my 4 wheel drive truck.

This is one of the reasons that we can survive with this type of weather. The County road near my house was plowed clear by 9 AM.

At least we have the equipment needed to deal with the weather that we have to fight.

Mr. Flannery


terry5732 said...

I'm beat

I blew out here three times on Saturday (eight inches each time), so it was do-able for my little blower

This morning the plow came by

My blower said no way

Broke my Swedish plow right off the bat

Moved the burm the old fashioned way

Brother in law fried the big blower down at my dad's

The impellor belt was burned to just slipping

Went to the parts store and got a replacement

Had to dissect the whole machine to get it in

The bolts were fun to handle as the sun set at minus 5 with a stiff breeze

The big blower, running well now, didn't much like the depth there either but I goterdun

Put it on the trailer and headed for Gramma's

It was a sight to behold

The bank at the end of the driveway was chest high and damn near ice

Behind that was only about 14-16"

Between her house and the neighbor's was a drift at my collar height

The drift has nowhere to go on either side and has to be sort of doubled moved to get either to the front or back

The blower acted like it was all concrete

Even though it is self-propelled, I think I was pushing or pulling the whole time

Most of my muscles feel tenderized

red.neck chic said...

I see sooooooooooooooooooooooo many perfect spots for a snow angel 'bout my size.

;-D stay warm! I'm shivering and it's only like.... 30 something.

;-D robelyn