So as you all know Nemo made a pit stop in NE this past weekend. Oh what fun.. a blizzard. who doesn't need one of those right??
It was due in on Friday. I started the morning off not feeling well at all. I had joked with my co-workers that no matter what I was going to take the day off (because the last 'big storm' we were threatened with never showed up) either it was going to be a snow day or I was taking a sick day. Teach me to joke about such things. I was fortunate that work was closed as the snow had started early.
We actually got several inches from the one storm before the two merged. Most of my 'before' photos are from after the snow started but before Nemo actually formed.
|I joked that Nemo wanted in..|
|our back deck|
Some how we kept power all night. Winds buffeted the house, and still we had power. Finally I got tired and I gave up the electronic ghost and went to bed, figuring that any minute we would lose it.
The morning came, and we still had power!! I was SHOCKED.. (actually that should be in a font way larger than that to try to begin to convey how shocked I was) but so pleased. I played some more on the computer thinking that any minute it would go out. We had a hot breakfast and watched movies as the wind howled. Later on in the day we got up to look out and see what was going on to see that the house across the way (that is sitting empty as it is in the process of being sold) had snow over half way up the garage. Our back deck had several feet of snow..
And then I noticed just what the wind did with all the snow..
|This is my "garden turtle".. he's several feet off the ground|
|Apparently Nemo really did want in|
Sunday brought a beautiful sunny day and more revelations..
|That bump in the middle of the yard in the 'frame' of the porch is the garden turtle|
|three foot snow bank next to bare ground|
|Owen checking out the build up on the outside of the window|
So all in all I have to say we got off pretty lucky. but I reserve the right to revise that once someone gets up on the roof..
If you want to see a really amazing time lapse video of Nemo that someone else made, check out this. It is on facebook, but you should be able to see it even with out an account.. (if you can't, please tell me)