... they'd be broken by now.
Over the past couple of days, a Colorado Low blew through my neck of the woods and dumped a whole whack of snow on us.
As if we hadn't had enough crap weather this winter.
Monday, my front yard was close to being snowless... well, except for the part that is shadowed by the large Blue Spruce. But the front garden under the window was bare and the hens and chicks were there, still green from last year, just waiting for a little warmth to prompt new growth. Of course, I don't have photos of them as they are now buried under a couple feet of new snow.
I think we got somewhere around 20 cm of snow. It started with some rain Tuesday morning. The sidewalk was wet when I let the dog out in the early dimness for a pee.
By the time I had to go out at 8:30 a.m., it was ice pellets. That turned to sleet in short order. And the wind... well, this isn't Windypeg for nothin'!
The streets were getting pretty slick. The huge puddles of meltwater around the city, some of which covered the road from curb to curb and then some, were starting to thicken up.
I worked evenings on Tuesday and when I drove home at midnight, one of the streets I travel down routinely had a lake in it. It is a divided road, with a wide median, so the lake was contained on the northbound side. Crawled through that as I didn't want to stall out in the middle and have to wade through the icy cold water.
Well, on waking Wednesday morning, I saw freshly fallen snow everywhere. I had to be at work for 11:30, so I headed out at about 10:50. And then had to spend fifteen minutes shovelling snow to (a) get off my step, (b) get to the back gate, (c) open the back gate (it swings out into the parking area) and (d) walk to the door of my truck. All of the above areas had drifts of snow. Some of which were about 2 1/2 feet high in places.
And that large lake on the northbound side of the road? It was now the consistency of a Slurpee and there were four vehicles trapped in its icy grip. Reminder to self.... don't drive home that way after work (which I remembered, and thus avoided having to 4x4 over the median to avoid Slurpee Drive).
Did Mother Nature not get the memo about it being SPRING?!?!?! That occurred last week already... WTF??? With the horrendous winter we had just suffered through, one would think we would be in for a bit of a reprieve from crap weather, but nooooo....
Colorado should keep their Lows to themselves.
Why don't I have teenaged boys to do the shovelling?
You'll have to excuse me now... my back is broken and I must go take drugs and soak in a hot tub with salts....
And then plan my move south... far south.... where it NEVER snows.