you're reading...
Rope-worthy, Uncategorized

Snow way!

Forget about finding Nemo.

Nemo found us … and has figured out a way to stay awhile.

Oh it’s not what you think. We handled the snow rather well, as this photo shows.


After fueling up with a hearty breakfast early this morning, we suited up, grabbed shovels and hit the driveway. Even Catherine participated — itself a winter miracle.

Ninety minutes later, I was smugly posting a Facebook photo of our neatly cleared yard, heading for a hot shower and the promise of a day of loafing.

I figured the most frustrating part of our day — helping Catherine get her ski jacket off, pullover-style, when the zipper got stuck — was behind us.

But as I type this, the steady, Chinese-water-torture drip, drip, drip of water leaking through a light fixture in our kitchen has my teeth on edge.

Snow and ice must have gotten under the eaves, and once the temperature started to rise, began to thaw.

It seems there isn’t a whole lot we can do about it at the moment, what with the entire state’s road system still shut down and businesses closed.

Aside from declaring the kitchen lights off-limits and setting out a bucket, we are stumped about what measures to take. However, we figured less snow on the roof where the leak is would mean less dripping.

Sadly I do not have a photo of me sitting on Catherine’s desk (YES! Her desk got cleaned off!!!) and hanging out her bedroom window, plastic shovel in hand, pushing snow down the roof to Basil who was pulling it off with the huge rake he uses to level and seed the lawn.

But I’ll bet if you close your eyes and listen carefully, you can STILL hear me swearing.

About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.


14 thoughts on “Snow way!

  1. Thanks for joining my Blog Hop last week on Made in a Day! I am your newest fan!

    Posted by lovelymrsp | February 19, 2013, 8:30 am
  2. thanks for stopping by my blog , i am your new follower

    Posted by Blackbox _cosmeticsd | February 13, 2013, 1:21 pm
  3. Wow, what a storm = ) I want spring and am tired of cold feet here in MI. = P

    Thanks for stopping by and linking up at the Come On, Get Happy Blog Hop. I appreciate you. Lets stay connected. = )


    Posted by irishcarter | February 12, 2013, 8:37 pm
  4. How did you guys fix the problem? WS it expensive?

    Posted by Terri S. Vanech | February 9, 2013, 7:36 pm
  5. We had the same problem last winter. I hope that you are able to get it fixed, leaking inside the house is never fun! I am so ready for spring 🙂

    Posted by Frugal Foodie in WV | February 9, 2013, 7:29 pm
  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog, following you now! I am so sick of the snow, we are getting more this weekend. I will be glad when spring arrives.

    Posted by sarah | February 9, 2013, 3:35 pm
  7. We had them in the living room windows winter before last. Plastic bags on the floor, with newspaper on top, then towels. What a mess! Bill had to get the ladder out, find somewhere in the snow to put it, etc. Hope it clears up fast.

    Meanwhile, it’s so pretty out. Everything we want to get out for is closed — mainly the library. I’m staying in my flannel robe and slippers til tomorrow. Bill shoveled out his car, so we could get out. But won’t. The plow leaves a strip about 2 feet wide by the house where it can’t safely go. And he can’t push all the snow on the hill when we get this much, so there’s usually a pile outside Bill’s garage door.

    Hope the drips stop soon. The noise could drive you crazy.

    Posted by Karen Waggoner | February 9, 2013, 2:10 pm
  8. Oh, no! Ice dams!! We had a bad case several years ago……I’ve learned a lot about keeping your attic cold, but that’s an issue for spring. Good luck!

    Posted by momshieb | February 9, 2013, 1:36 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: