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Wow! What a couple of days it has been! We have gotten between 18 and 24 inches of snow (by my unofficial count) and it’s still blowing around out there! (The snow has stopped, but it keeps shifting places!)
We were scheduled to sing at Crosswinds this weekend, but got the call around 2:30 or so on Saturday that the service was canceled for that night, and we’d see about Sunday. Well, we pretty much knew (at least by looking out our window) that Sunday was not looking like a very strong possibility!
Even still, I wanted to be ready, so, while the snow was still coming down, I went out and shoveled two tracks in our driveway, and knocked all the snow off of the van. The snow was light and powdery and about 14 inches deep at that time — and STILL coming down! Fast! But, I figured at least I’d have a head start on it.
So, set the alarm for 5:30, because to get to Crosswinds by 7:00 (to prepare for a 7:30 sound check) I’d have to leave at around 6:00… AM!!! Well, I somehow managed to turn the alarm off at 5:30 and woke up on my own at 6:36!!! ARGH!!!
I hurried downstairs to check on the snow… STILL SNOWING!!!!! OH MY!!!! There was probably another 6-8 inches of snow since I had shoveled… but the problem was the drifting. My tracks in the driveway were covered over, so there was a good 12-15 inches of snow to dig through… or more!
I called the church (since I had not yet received a call) and was just going to let them know if we were still going to try I was going to be VERY late! 🙂 IT WAS STILL SNOWING!!!!
Well, the services were canceled. So, that put the early morning phone tree in motion (very sorry to any of you I had to call at 6:45am… I hope to NEVER have to do that again…) 🙂 And, finally, around 7am, we got to go back to sleep.
Until Kirsten woke up. 🙂
We have a fun slideshow of our winter wonderland for you. Click the photo below for the slideshow (a Quicktime Movie).