And Now, to Dig Out

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.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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4 Responses to And Now, to Dig Out

  1. rustybill says:

    Thirty inches of snow, eh? Have you ever considered looking for a mil surp M2A1-7?

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  2. MDL says:

    Just need a bunch of PFCs, plenty of men, plenty of shovels…

    Like

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