Saturday, December 19, 2009

Blizzard '09

Looks like we won't be dreaming of a White Christmas here at Blooming Hill--We will actually be living it! Snow at Christmas is a rare thing here in Northern Virginia, at least in the 15 years we have lived here...especially this kind of snow! In fact, the temps are often mild enough at this time of year that we have often played golf over the Christmas and New Year's Holidays. This year, however, it would be very nice if Santa could deliver a snow plow, sometime soon, to dig out the driveway.

The weatherman are calling this,"A storm of historical proportions for Washington D.C. and the outlying areas of Maryland and Virginia!" In fact, this is a record snow fall for the month of December in this area. It's 9pm and it is still snowing a bit and also blowing a lot! Peter measured 17" inches around 4pm today. There is at least 20'' in the yard this evening.

In between trying to dig ourselves out the old-fashioned way--just like pioneers, I'm sure--Kevin drove his jeep up and down the driveway a couple of times throughout the day. (Our version of a snow blower/plow because we don't own either one.) It should get even more interesting as we continue to dig ourselves out tomorrow after this Nor'easter has blown by and gone further up the east coast. For now, let's just enjoy the views. Let it snow...Let it snow....Let it snow...!

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