Ok so we got through the last storm over the weekend and we were snowed in until a very kind neighbor came with his tractor and plowed us out. That was Wednesday afternoon. As soon as we were able to get out we "escaped" and went to the McDonald's that has a playground! After the kids ran themselves silly we stopped for a few groceries and were on our way home.
It was already starting to storm and the roads were already nasty. We thought we would be smart and park our vehicles down by the road, then at least we would be able to get them out. Smart right? Sort of, I'll get to that in a minute.
The next day it stormed all day...remember that you should be able to see a tree line in the distance!
Then the day after that we worked our way back outside...literally having to push our way out the door. My best guess is that we got close to another two feet of snow on top of the two feet we had a few days earlier.
Here the kids are playing on top of the piles from when our lane was plowed out...
Yes the lane had been plowed out, but was now completely snowed in again! If you look a little above and to the right of Carlee's head you can just barely make out the lump that is the van.
Yeah smart idea to park the vehicles down by the road. Only two problems with that: 1) when the highway snowplow went by he left a huge drift in front of the vehicles 2) we had to walk all that way through 2 feet of snow just to get to the vehicles! About half way there I turned around and took this picture. At least the kids were light enough to walk on top of the snow, me - not so much!
Hubby was able to get out fairly easy with his 4x4 truck. I had to do some digging... I tried to get some help but was concerned with someone getting a shovel or hoe to the head! I think that everyone should have a snow shovel - even if they live in a state that "never needs a snow shovel" HAHA
We don't have a sled or a toboggan - who needs one in Maryland HAHA! So I improvised and gave them a lid to a Rubbermaid container. Worked fantastic!
Here is a short video,sorry about the wind noise!
And finally, a note to winter: