We knew it was coming. We were warned.
It was bad all across southern Ontario. The 400 series highways were a mess. Some spent 8 hours stuck on the 401 in Toronto in various locations.
It was dark, and the flakes were falling at 6:30 when I arose. It was a bit warmer than a few days ago, it was - 6 C., but the wind... By 8 a.m., it looked gruesome!
My trusty snowblower. Note the height of the snow compared to the tires. Also note that by the time I went down with it to the end of the 100 m driveway, back to the house, and back down to the road, the lovely black asphalt was covered up. I knew it would be a long haul!
Having made it to the end of the driveway, I admired my crooked, but crisp clean lines! You can see where the snow had fallen on the left side, while I worked my way up and down.
Driveway done, I had to explain to the birds, who hadn't dug out the feeders, that I would do it later.
'Later' was after lunch. I took a break. The snow was (I thought) up to the first step. There was a step hidden. If you look down the sidewalk, you can't see where the steps are. I forgot about them. I fell off the step! (How long have we lived here? Since 2010. 😅)
Highway 7 was closed from Kaladar to Perth, and then from Perth to Ottawa!
I had to change into a whole new outfit for shovel #2. It's hard work! My coat, pants and scarf were soaked... I threw my poor soaked gloves on the heater vent. They dried out. Almost!
I don't know if you remember the 3 crows who nested in the backyard for the spring. Three crows flew over as I was starting again. They are a Rorschach test, I think!
It was a job that required a few breaks. Happily, we've lots of places to put the snow. In the city we used to run out of front lawn for the snow. This afternoon I had help, though.The mourning doves had the right idea. The wind was whipping snow off of the roof, and it was miserable for the little critters. Blowing snow :
Once that was done, an hour and 40 minutes later, I checked out the laneway. Not good. The snowplows had been by. I couldn't face it, though. That will be Tuesday's job. I got rid of a lot of it, though.
I had just cleared the end of the driveway. I shall have to go back out today. It snowed all day, giving us a total of 45 cm.
Back up the driveway, they were watching me. They've been around since 3 p.m., when I started shoveling again. I suggested she come help and I might find some food for her, but she declined.
It's a bit of a pile.