As it turns out, we *did* get the upper end of the predictions on accumulation– about 30 inches. That’s the most snow I’ve ever seen in one storm, by far. It’s been quite the event. I’ve tried to keep up with the shoveling, so as not to be presented with 30 inches at once. Even though I shoveled walk fairly later in the day yesterday, I’m sure there’ll still be plenty to deal with.
In terms of household preparations, I had plenty of firewood on hand but it was poorly sited. I need to figure out a better ready-use storage method. This goes especially for kindling; I need to keep more on hand, in the wood box inside. Plenty of chow and beer. We didn’t lose power, not even for a minute, so I didn’t need to deal with that.
It got so deep yesterday that I curtailed the skiing. I found that breaking trail in really deep snow is exhausting work, and that it would all be covered up in no time. Good experience, good training, good prep for later. Maybe later today I’ll get out again and see if the handful of other local skiers is out too.
But first comes the digging out.