Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Snow Day

I woke up early this morning, went through my regular routine... shower, hair, ironing (even packed an extra set of clothes... just in case) and really battled with myself about making the commute into work.  I'll be the first to admit that I was scared to the point of tears (have I ever mentioned how much I hate driving in the snow??).  I couldn't bring myself to drive through the mess.  After getting stuck in Pownal last night until 8pm, when Brad and our dear friend Jamie were able to get to me to push me out, I was more hesitant than ever.  In the end, I decided to put in for a vacation day... and trust me, there was nothing "fun" about it.  When Brad and I finally made it home last night, we shoveled ourselves out.  It took over an hour with both of us with shovels in hand.  When I woke up this morning, it looked like we hadn't touched the driveway & our road still hadn't been plowed out...

This is a picture of Damon on our walkway (remember, we had shoveled this at 9pm last night):

We shoveled ourselves out again... and again... and again.  It's 7:30 and the snow has finally stopped (for now).  I decided after all of the hard work, Brad deserved a yummy treat...
Yum!  Yum!  Nothing beats banana and chocolate chip pancakes!!!

Unfortunately, Brad had to go into work tonight (of which he reports is a disaster up in Wilmington)... I have to give credit to all of the workers who are willing to drive in this.  Jamie made driving up the mountain in a cruiser, that my Jeep couldn't get up last night, a breeze.  I just don't know how these boys do it!  I am officially ready for spring.

...and looking forward to our river looking like this again:

Someday... :-\


  1. o.k., when you come for a visit you need No Must make me some pancakes. You know ho much I love pancakes.. LOL

    On the other hand Brad had to work in this mess?? I hope he is careful coming down the mountain. So much snow!! It looks beautiful but so does the desert and I will take the desert. :) We just got back from a walk and saw so many hotair balloons tonight.

    Oh! Damon Dog you just love the snow. :)
    Be safe.. Love, Mom

  2. Trust me mom, I cannot wait for Arizona!!! Wish we were there now! And I will be MORE THAN happy to make you pancakes... you name the kind, I'll make them. :-)

    And, unfortunately, Brad did have to work in this... I was just outside shoveling the edge of our walkway where the plow pushed more snow up (which was harder than shoveling the walkway and driveway together)... anyway, I felt the rain drops coming. I hope the temps stay high so it doesn't freeze. I'm very nervous about him up there (he's gotten stuck a few times already) & even more nervous about him coming home. But, he knows if it's bad, he can get a hotel room (which is what I think I will be doing tomorrow night in Williamstown).

    What I would do to see hot air balloons right now!!! I have to get out of here!

    And Damon is definitely loving it... just wish we could get him a longer leash so he can enjoy it a little more. :-)

  3. Sweet potato request Kalen. And if you go to AZ, ask for artichoke and roasted garlic sauce on pasta..delicous! Looks beautiful in VT with all the snow, but, I have to tell you, the hot air balloons are a sight to see..10 at a time..also beautiful. And nothing beats the 70 degree weather! Miss you!!