While we were in Collinsville this weekend during the snow event, the door to our screened in porch at the seminary must have blown open. One of the least popular aspects of living on campus in the winter is the way heavy snow suddenly crashes down from the steeply pitched roofs. The snow piles up on the roofs, the heat from the house eventually warms the pile enough that it loosens and the roars down with a sound like a train. This happens to the faculty houses and the campus buildings. You don't want to be walking under the rooflines after a snow because this stuff is heavy and icy and could really hurt.
Anyway. At some point yesterday the roof snow crashed down in front of the porch door and landed in a huge icy pile in such a way that in order to get that door closed that snow has to be moved. There's no point in waiting for it to melt because history has shown that it may take a couple of weeks. So this is my job for today, hack away with various tools to get it away from the open door.
At least 3 feet of snow and ice.