I woke at 5 and listened to the wind blow and the muffled sounds of the snow plow driving by. We have a LOT of snow, maybe 20 inches by now. I went out in my pajamas and boots to shovel a spot for poor little Cairo whose legs are only 6 inches long. I couldn't get the back door open, and the side steps had a four foot drift in front of them. I came back inside, had my coffee and breakfast and went back out to shovel for 40 minutes. Then Pete took over. He's been out for a couple of hours, with a hot coffee break in between. We want to get it as cleaned up as possible because the temperature is supposed to drop drastically and it is much harder to shovel icy snow than the fluffy stuff we have right now.
I'm not whining -- I actually love a good storm and I like to shovel -- and I know that Buffalo and International Falls and a whole bunch of other places deal with this amount of snow all the time. But it is a pretty remarkable snowfall for the rather temperate eastern end of Long Island.
It is supposed snow for the rest of the day. We may hit 30 inches! I will be shoveling again today! Then I'll sit at my frame and hook!