Wednesday, November 19, 2014

W.I.N.T.E.R. Is Here!

I have been saying “Winter is coming” for awhile now…well - it arrived this week!

We had our first official snow last week and our first official snow storm this week. If you have been watching the news I’m sure you’ve heard of what is happening in Buffalo and other areas of northern NY. Although this region has not been hit like Buffalo (yet) we have had some major snow. Thankfully, in our neighborhood we have not had it very bad. I’m not exactly sure on inches but I would guess we received about 10 inches in the past 24 hours. Today alone, we had to shovel the snow twice. But in other areas around us, just a few miles away, they have had up to 3 feet. Crazy!

This was about 10 minutes after we finished shoveling the driveway and sidewalks...
It started snowing again, covering everything!

This was later in the afternoon, once the sun was out.
They did not plow our road until late afternoon.

Finally, our road was plowed!

As I type this, it is snowing again, and coming down pretty hard. We are expected to stay in this “Lake Effect” winter storm until Friday. I never knew anything about the lake effect until I moved here. It really is a big deal!

Tuesday, it was bitter cold with terrible winds. So we stayed inside all day. Today, the sun was out part of the day and was pretty nice (as long as you were bundled up). I thought I would take Jaxen outside to get a feel for it. This is what he thought about it…

First of all, he would not wear his gloves. Would not. And he insisted on taking his trains outside, but the minute he dropped one and could not see it because it fell through the snow - he was done. Completely done. Didn’t want to walk in it or play in it.

This was on Monday…he was enjoying kicking the snow everywhere and had a great time for a few minutes!

And so winter begins!


  1. Haha, poor Jaxen. He will learn very quickly that gloves are his friend! I started out to work today (Thurs) and decided to turn around and go home back to Philly. Zero visibilty (again) and this time I didn't want to end up in a dtich. Happy Snowtown USA Carla. Enjoy!

    1. You have had it bad where you live! I’m thankful I don’t have to deal with that much snow, and thankful you are okay! Just STAY AT HOME…and blog! Lol :)

  2. Wow! One day Sis I hope to be sitting in front of your fire drinking coffee (with Nik) talking with you, and being amused by Jaxen all while we watch snow the way it was intended - by the sky full!