Doot, Doot, Doot

(Sung to the tune of “Looking Out My Back Door” by Credence Clearwater)

Just woke up oh boy, open up the back door

Dogs and I look out, feast our eyes on the snow

Where’s my shovel, where’s my coat?

Gonna need a snow boat

Doot, doot, doot looking out my back door.

The Blizzard of 2013 or as I call it, Charmo.

The snow started Friday, but very slowly.  At around 7:00 pm we had about 4 or 5 inches.  At 10 pm when we went to let the dogs out for the night, we had over a foot!

Night Hubby had to go outside and shovel a path.

Delilah's Tail Both dogs were coaxed off the deck (that speck in the square?  That’s the tip of Delilah’s tail.)

Sampson turned right around and headed for the house, Delilah? She peed on the deck.

Holy snow you guys!

When we got up yesterday morning at 6:15 it was still snowing, Delilah went to go outside and she couldn’t push the door open!

Floor level This is the view from the floor of the porch looking out at our deck.

I grabbed my coat and shovel, and made a small path out.  Both dogs went out, Sampson turned around and went right back in the house.  Delilah? She peed on the deck.

Grill This was our deck at 6:15 yesterday morning, before I got the shovel.

Cars Delilah and I went to check out the front of the house, those three lumps you see, those are our cars.

Driveway measure This was right outside the garage before Hubby cleared the driveway, it was still snowing.

End of Driveway Measure This was the end of the driveway.

While Hubby worked on the driveway, I grabbed a shovel and worked my way up the steps to get to our front door so I could get the dogs and get them outside for a potty break.  (Sampson finally tinkled after about 14 hours!)

Once we were out I decided we could take a walk, since there weren’t any other dogs out and about!

IMG_4023 This is the entrance to our park. :-(

IMG_4027 Oh we tried to get in.

IMG_4022 But we had to concede defeat.

IMG_4034 And settle for a walk down the street.

Later after it had finally stopped snowing and we had cleaned up a bit, I took them out for another walk.

Later Yup that’s blue sky on our way to see what our park looks like now.

Park Later I’m afraid we may not be able to walk in our park for a month!

Here our some other photos from our home and neighborhood after Charmo.

Back yard 2 Our backyard.

Street From our front door, before any snow moving was done.

House A neighbor’s house.

IMG_4030 Do you think they got their paper this morning?

The cars have been cleaned off, the bulk of the snow has been moved and the roads are once again open to travel.  All that’s left is to remove some snow from the roof and clear a path for the oil delivery scheduled for tomorrow. (He couldn’t make it up the driveway on Friday.)

How did you fare?  Were you in the blizzard’s path?

Doot, doot, doot.

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  1. says

    Oh my dog we are jealous! How fun!!! We so love a blizzard and being snowed in, blazing the first trails in the neighborhood, helping mom shovel. We can only hope for a few inches later today but we will take any snow we can get…hoping for another few weeks of winter here. Enjoy and glad you are safe and out in it with the pups!

  2. says

    While you were getting snow all day Friday we had rain, a steady, pounding hard rain. I was so glad it wasn’t snow, I had plans for the weekend! But by nightfall it started to snow so we had ice under a layer of snow when we woke Saturday morning.
    It’s so pretty though, up to the point where ou have o go out in it!

    • Jodi Stone says

      It is pretty, very pretty. I do hope you were careful walking out in that, it’s dangerous when there is ice underneath.

    • Jodi Stone says

      It is so pretty, but yes we got hammered!! Too much! She doesn’t like the snow, right? Poor little punkin, she’s living in the wrong region of the country! LOL

  3. says

    Wow. That’s a lot of snow! I’m glad you guys were able to make it out for a while, anyway, and it doesn’t seem like you lost your electricity.

    Have you considered taking a tropical vacation? LOL.

  4. says

    Well, it looks pretty, but I’m glad we were on the backend of this one.Hopefully you’ll get some warmer temps this week that will bring the snow level down so you can get back to your walks.

    • Jodi Stone says

      Thanks Dawn, we are expecting rain tomorrow but they are predicting this could make it worse. Me, I’m just hoping for spring!

  5. says

    You sure got a lot of snow. We didn’t have hardly any. We are supposed to warm up and get rain this afternoon. Then all of our snow will be gone. How about you? Are you going to get a warm up too?

    • Jodi Stone says

      Yes we got a lot! We are supposed to have rain and I believe warmer temps too, here’s hoping some of it melts. The Brown Dawgs will miss the snow!!

  6. says

    Our road still hasn’t seen a plow! We have 33 inches do snow on our road, with even deeper snowdrifts. I can’t believe what an epic failure our town ended up being (with snow management) our mayor didn’t want to pay the drivers overtime, and a few of our plows were out of commission! So many of the roads, ours included, were not plowed even once since Friday morning when this all began. :(

    • Jodi Stone says

      Are you kidding? I’m hearing so many people say that they haven’t been plowed out yet, that’s ridiculous!! I hope it happens soon.

  7. says

    Super “cool” photos my furiends!!! you are my hero for even going out to take those!
    I have to tell ya though…I am wondering if the “youngsters” know that song? We sure dated ourselves didn’t we!? I am embarrassed to say that I know it!
    xoxoxo

    • Jodi Stone says

      It has been two days of shoveling, chopping and moving stuff. There is still a bit more to be done, but hopefully this is the last big one for this winter!!

  8. says

    I love CCR <3

    WOW, you got a lot of snow! We got like…4 inches. 6? Less than 10, definitely. It didn't start until after 4 pm, and finished sometime in the wee hours. I didn't get any time off of work (nobody I know in town did), total non event.

    I do wonder about when you'll get back into your park, though!

    • Jodi Stone says

      I love CCR too! I would have been happy with 4 to 6 inches, heck even 10 would have been okay! 36 inches? Too much!! I think the park is out for a few weeks.

    • Jodi Stone says

      It’s not our typical snow fall. Every few years or so we get a large storm that dumps a bunch of snow. Some years we even have a bunch of storms that end up accumulating to that much, but not normally all at once, within 24 hours!

    • Jodi Stone says

      I wish it was fun, too hard for the pups to even play. Half as much would have been sufficient.

      And yes, it’s nice to keep the electric! Sampson sure can hold his pee!

  9. says

    I totally heard the song in my head just with the doot doot doot. Between you and Still Want More Puppies, I’m going to have ear-worms for the rest of the week. :)

    I think CT got hammered the hardest of all from what I can tell. But yeah, we got pounded in MA as well. I tried to find a spot that wasn’t affected by drift to measure and it looks like we got about 26/7 inches. I haven’t been this sore (from shoveling) in a very long time.

    I’ve loved the quiet though with traffic shut down. That was a little slice of heaven until 4 o’clock yesterday. :) Happy snow day!

  10. Jodi Stone says

    I agree, there is something so peaceful about a snowfall.

    Yup, I’m sore in places I’d forgotten about. ;-) It was hard with the drifts, my neighbor says it was 36 inches, but I’m not sure. I do know it’s a LOT. I am glad you guys are okay!

    Oh no, I hope you don’t have ear-worms!

  11. says

    The darn thing is it all looks SO BEAUTIFUL :D I think these are the most impressive snowed-in shots I’ve seen outside of news footage.

    Delilah, Delilah LOL. And hanging on for 14 hours, Sampson! Are you sure there aren’t any soggy carpets? I hope you’ve managed to clear your way to the supermarket by now.

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