We survived the blizzard of 2016!
All last week there was buzz about how we were going to get hit with a huge snow storm with snow fall totaling anywhere between 18 and 24 inches. My parents left for vacation on Thursday for 10 days so they weren’t worried about the storm. My aunt was going to stay at my parents house but because of the storm she wanted to stay at her house till after and get herself dug out which we understood. We wound up staying at my mom’s house since my aunt was not going to be there and in the even we lost power we would rather be at my moms than at our place because my mom has a generator so it just made more sense.
We went to bed Friday night and it had just started snowing. The dogs started barking about 4:30am to go out and there was already a good 4 to 6 inches out there. The forecast was for it to snow all day Saturday and end early morning on Sunday. We were keeping tabs on the storm on the local news and we heard that we were still supposed to get more snow throughout the night. Sunday morning when we got up we had a total of
Saturday to pass time we played in the kitchen cabinets…
and then decided to dress up to go out and play in the snow. It took us a good 20 minutes to get dressed and ready to go.
You know how long we were outside for? All of 15 minutes. But it was worth it. Rylie romped around in the snow while Mr. Big Truck, #babybigtruck and I played on the deck for a few minutes.
When #babybigtruck napped Mr. Big Truck and I rented Everest. It was an interesting movie for sure. It got Mr. Big Truck and I talking and I started to research I came to find out that it runs anywhere between $32 THOUSAND and $85 THOUSAND DOLLARS! I couldn’t believe it! A fact I learned because of the movie was that when people sadly die on the mountain their bodies stay on the mountain. Sad.
We went to bed Saturday night with a good 12 inches on the ground already and didn’t know what we would wake up to on Sunday. When we got up thankfully we didn’t get all that much more. When all was said and done we got about 18 to 20-ish inches. It was kinda hard to really tell because of all the snowdrifts that were made because of the crazy wind we had.
Sunday was clean up and dig out day. Mr. Big Truck went out about 8:30am and did not come in until about 4:30pm. While he was out there we got ourselves dressed and went out to help for a bit too! Mr. Big Truck was working with snow blower for a bit and then went to use the tractor to move a good amount of the snow. Once #babybigtruck and I got out there she wanted to ride on the tractor with Daddy and I helped by using the snowblower.
Girlfriend LOVES helping on the tractor!
At one point I stopped and I was watching Mr. Big Truck and #babybigtruck and I noticed that she looked like a lump in his lap. I went to investigate and sure enough as I had suspected she fell asleep in his lap on the tractor!
For the record the tractor is not a quiet tractor.
Saturday night I was getting a little antsy with being housebound that I decided I would venture out to Target because Target! Plus we needed a few things and lets be real I saw a recipe for waffle ice cream sandwiches made with cake mix and I had to have it! So #babybigtruck and I set out. We left about 5:15pm and at 5:25pm Mr. Big Truck called me telling me he had just gotten called to work and had to be in for 7pm. Mind you he had been up since 4:30am and had been out doing snow removal all day. I felt so bad for him as he had to work till 3am.
Monday morning I took #babybigtruck to school and then I meet up with Mr. Big Truck at our house to help him dig out house out. Thankfully we didn’t have a lot to do but enough non the less.
Thankfully we never lost power and all was well with both my moms house and our house.
I did not work on Monday or Tuesday but I am back at it today and I have to say as nice as it was to have a few extra days off I am happy to be back. I also hear there is a possibility for more snow this weekend. I won’t lie I hope it passes us by this round.
Hope all our east coast followers who were hit with the storm are safe, dry and warm and back to somewhat of a normal day!