The sun is shining, the wind has died down, and the cleanup of the Blizzard of 2013 is complete at our house. We were thrilled to see this first thing this morning:
During the storm, snow drifts buried the cars almost completely. As the winds continued blowing, the snow was whisked away from the cars. It was almost effortless to clean them off and dig them out.
Another nice surprise greeted us as we made our way out to begin digging out this morning. One of our neighbors kindly cleared the end of our driveway and in front of our mailbox. We live on a cul-de-sac and the town snowplow rarely plows close to our driveway entrance requiring us to clear an extra 10-20 feet out in the road sometimes. We are very thankful for the help.
K wielded the snow blower and quickly cleared the driveway and made paths for the dogs around the yard. Most areas had two feet of snow but some drifts were much higher. Luckily the snow was light. Waiting until today to clear the snow was a smart decision. The wind and cold would have made it more challenging yesterday.
I am amazed that we made it through the storm without even a flickering of the lights. We tend to lose power frequently and are always prepared just in case. It was nice to have our internet and television to keep up with the news of the storm.
Even for us Mainers, this much snow falling all at once is unusual. Almost the entire state shut down and people were urged to stay home. Busses, trains, and airports were immobile leaving some people stranded. Even the Post Office announced that they wouldn't have delivery on Saturday. This is a storm that will be talked about for many years to come.