The Trials of Snow

Well, it’s official. I went online to WMUR.com, our Manchester NH tv station to see snowfall totals for towns and cities. Exeter, NH was listed yesterday morning as receiving an official 17″ with possibly “one or two more inches by the end of the day.” It was a big storm that dumped heavy snow, the worst kind to shovel.

Throughout the storm, I stayed warm and content indoors. Our walkways and driveway were cleared by a service and I spent the day blissfully decorating the home for the holiday accompanied by Alexa’s holiday music. All was well until I spotted this sight across the street:

Cindy - Snowstorm Dec. 3, 2019
Our senior neighbor trying to dig her car out of the mess. It was obvious she had been working for awhile. I watched for a few minutes to see if she was successful.

Cindy - Snowstorm Dec. 3, 2019

 

Cindy - Dec. 3, 2019 snowstorm

She rocked back and forth and nope! She was totally stuck. I alerted my mister who dashed across the street to the rescue. Together they dug and tried again and again to disengage from the snowdrift.

mister and Cindy - snowstorm Dec. 3, 2019

But it wasn’t to be. In the end, it was the seniors’ most trusted rescuers at AAA that saved the day.  They arrived late, loaded the car onto a flatbed truck, and transported her car lickety-split to the street.

Snowstorm Dec. 3, 2019

This snowy misadventure makes me thankful for neighbors who watch out for each other, for our snow removal service that takes good care of us, and for being blessed with warm garages for our cars! This early December snowstorm rewarded us with a spectacular sunset last night meaning high pressure good weather is on the way. And amazingly, all this snow may be a wet memory in 5 days as the weatherman forecasts temperatures possibly spiking near 60°. Yep.

December 3, 2019 snow sunset

 

18 thoughts on “The Trials of Snow

  1. I almost wish the warm weather wasn’t going to return. Eventually, that means icy mornings and muddy afternoons with the dog. I’m glad your husband tried to help, but AAA is a better choice when cars are really stuck. I’ve dug a few out before, and I hope never to have to do that again.

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      • New England is actually one of the few places outside of California that I would like to travel too particularly in autumn. There is nothing like that in the West. I would like to experience real winter weather, but not live in it. I thought I would accomplish that while in Oklahoma, but the weather did not get cold until just after we left.

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