Friday, February 12, 2010

The Big Dig

Wow. Those were some amazing storms we had. I grew up in a snowier place than the DC area, and I had never experienced anything like this before. We never lost power, nor did we have any tree limbs fall on the house or the cars. The worst we had was the ice dam (or "ice damn" as Mr. T referred to it elsewhere) that sent some water into the basement.

Yesterday was devoted to digging out and dealing with the ice dam. The boys and I also walked up to the supermarket to replenish some of our supplies. We stopped at the bagel store on the way home. Sr. Jr. was incredibly helpful. I'm so proud of him. He shoveled and shoveled and cleared out most of the snow, almost single-handedly. Jr. Jr. played mostly. I helped with boiling water for the ice dam, dealing with the water in the basement, and shoveling as well.

Here are some pictures from the day, both of our efforts at the house, and from my walks through the neighborhood:

Maybe someday I'll have knitting to show you again. Hahahaha! Silly me.

1 comment:

Scott T. said...

who had collected the ice daggers and set them pointy end up?