While part of our family and many friends are without electricity in the greater Lansing area after a big ice storm, we have been digging out of a good-sized snowstorm. As luck and home design would have it, when we get a nor’easter, like this one, the wind and snow wraps around our house and fills the back steps and covers the sidewalk with snow. It drifted about three feet deep. In the side yard we got a peculiar drift about five feet high but, fortunately, only about four feet around. It looked like a mini Matterhorn.
I learned the snow blower works on the sidewalk too. (But watch out for the steps…) A couple of times yesterday, I wished I’d spent the extra bucks and bought a 10-horse snow blower instead of the 8.5-horse. But I took my time and it got the job done.
Of course the travail of snow blowing a sidewalk and a couple of driveways is nothing like have electricity to your home knocked out for several days, including Christmas. We hope everyone, especially those without power, have a warm Christmas. Most of all, we hope the workers in Lansing get their jobs done and the power back on as fast as they can.
We’ll see many of you just after the new year.