My gosh it's gorgeous today, blue sky and white snow. But it is afternoon and the temperatures are below zero. Ferdie and I could only stand being out a short time before both of our fingers began to burn.
The house we're in has a steep roof line and the snow sits up on it until the heat from the house loosens it enough that it slides down fast with a roar and crashes without warning to whatever is below. What is below is often our front or back doors or shrubbery. Believe me you don't want to be standing on the front porch when it comes down.
I got a quick shot of some of the roof snow coming down while standing inside.
It makes a lot of noise and there are ice chunks in the pile as well. It's impossible to keep the front porch by the door clean of snow because of this.
There is our house in the distance, second from left. Ferdie is in our neighbor's yard trying to find a scent of something.
And here comes Mike from down at the shop. Everyone who was able to get in is on snow duty today. Rick is behind him heading for his office.
The nativity is covered in snow, I got a kick out of all the snow covering the animals and the baby Jesus.
The chapel and the soccer field, snow as far as you can see.
Ferdie was wondering how to get over that hill of snow, he eventually gave up.
The other side of the chapel
Yesterday, all day and into the evening, some of the guys from environmental services who were able to get in and students worked at clearing the roads and sidewalks. It was a huge job in miserable conditions and their work looks absolutely fabulous. Straight lines and all. But the lowest layer won't come up til the temperatures rise and the ice melt chemicals are able to activate. Hopefully that will be tomorrow. But I have to say our guys did just as good if not a better job than whoever did Clayton's roads and the Schnuck's parking lot. No one is really able to get down to the street surface yet, it's just too cold.