Storm Nemo: The Big Clean-Up

IMG_3004Well, I got two of my wishes for Storm Nemo: We didn’t lose our power, and I didn’t catch Clif’s cold. (At least not yet.) My third wish wasn’t granted—I had hoped for 12 inches of snow or less, and we got about 20 inches—but you can’t have everything, and the wishes I did get were really the two most important ones.

But what a lot of work this storm was! First there was the getting ready and then came the big clean-up. Clif couldn’t help because of his broken wrist, so it was me against the elements yesterday, with Liam to bark his encouragement. I spent about three and a half hours moving snow, and thank goodness for the electric snow thrower Dee got us for Christmas. I still had to do a bit of shovelling, but mostly I used Little Green, as I’ve come to call the snow thrower.

After three and a half hours of moving snow, I was just plain pooped. How nice it was to come in for tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches that Clif had fixed and then settle in my cozy bed for a little nap. But my real reward for all that hard work was Clif’s homemade pancakes for supper. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Clif’s homemade pancakes are the best, so good that I’m seldom tempted to order pancakes when I go out for brunch. When I do, I’m always disappointed.

Although I got most of the clean-up done yesterday, I still have more to do today—probably an hour and a half or so. But the sun is shining, we have our power, I don’t have a cold, and the worst is behind me. The Red Barn is also calling—I have that $25 gift certificate. All in all, a good ending to the big storm.

In between cleaning the driveway and the yard, I did find time to take the following pictures:

Our backyard
Our backyard
Not a day for a barbecue
Not a day for a barbecue
Doggie Zhivago
Doggie Zhivago
The front steps
The front steps
Toad in the snow
Toad in the snow
Little Green
Little Green
Pancakes at the end of the day
Pancakes at the end of the day

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Storm Nemo: The Big Clean-Up”

  1. It was quite a storm we had! Glad that we all made it through without losing power! And Dad’s pancakes are the best – yum!!!

  2. We spent about the same amount of time cleaning yesterday. Now getting ready to help with roof raking. Vilis rakes and I shovel the resulting mess. Love the picture of Doggie Zhivago!

  3. Great photo of Liam! We have a little electric snowblower, that thing rocks. It is so light we can pick it up and move it to wherever we need it, like on the deck after raking the roof.

    Glad you made it through the storm relatively unscathed. Maybe lunch Friday?

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