This is our neighbor's house across the street. Below you can just see Gregg's head above my car. He's been shoveling snow for quite a while.
He also got out bright and early this morning to try and clear some of the top part of the driveway. The snowplow came around twice and we were very thankful. Didn't go anywhere but maybe tomorrow we'll get out. One of my friends told me that her son-in-law had been yelled at after plowing someone's street. He had been out all night having gone through several neighborhoods. Someone took exception to the fact that the plow had shoved snow back into what they had already cleared off. Maybe he needed to get to work and was already late, who knows. Yes we had the same thing happen but goodness we expected it, one of the reasons we didn't start digging out near the road until later on. Small price to pay to have the streets cleared.
I think in the new year it might be a good idea to purchase a small snow remover. Not that we expect anything like this for another decade but you never know. It would have made things a lot easier.
I joined Gregg on his second trip out. It didn't seem that long ago that the neighborhood kids would come around with their shovels knocking on people's doors to earn extra pocket money. I miss those days. I think they must have all grown up and moved away, and they're probably shoveling their own homes right now.
Santa across the way was waving and laughing at us. Ho! Ho! Ho! Thanks Santa. aren't you a wee bit early? I suppose we did look pretty funny. Both Gregg and I kissed the snow a couple of times but we were none the worse for it. Nice soft snow thankfully.
After our two tumbles we knew we were getting tired and decided to call it a day. The sun was slowly setting and it all looked beautiful. I walked down to the end of our street to take a few more photos. The two below shows the back garden of a house on the corner. The owners do a lovely job of it and I have often admired that little bird house. Their garden is very pretty in the spring and summer and it is still pretty now after a snow storm.
I'm presuming the trail was made by a squirrel as I often see one running up the tree trunk and there is a nest in the top of the tree.
At first I didn't realize that Gregg was taking a video of me shoveling snow. I look 'delightful' but what the heck, I thought I would put it on here and hopefully it will give you a chuckle. By this time that cup of hot chocolate was calling for me.