We dug out yesterday, and I came to the conclusion that I am an old man. 2 1/2 feet of snow weighs a lot.
Here is what our driveway looked like before we began the shoveling.
About 3 hours later, we had most of the driveway done. For a sense of scale, here's my car, snow still on the roof.
Yes, that's a MINI Cooper. One of the smallest cars on the market.
BTW, we didn't put it in the garage because we were operating under the theory that the leaving it out would mean less snow to shovel off the driveway. I didn't get any statistically valid measurements, but I think it worked. Especially with the amount of snow that we got.
The back yard? Yeah. Won't be visiting that for a while.
We did get The Kid out in it yesterday, but there's not much to do in snow that deep.
Still calling for more snow tomorrow night into Wednesday. At least 5 inches, probably more. daytime highs in the high 20's. Down into the low teens at night.
Lastly, our good friends the Stuttses (who are stationed in Hawaii) posted some photos of the view from their kitchen window. Here is what ours looks like. I'd rather have theirs.