We were visited by Winter storms Q and Rocky last week. In fact, the kids and I had 4 snow days. Three for Q and one for Rocky. Kevin stayed home all but one of those snow days. He went to work last Friday, February 22. The storms reminded us all of our last winter in Colby, when we got lots of snow every single weekend from the end of December until the end of March. This time, we never lost power which was nice! What was't nice was when our pellet stove quit running on Thursday. The new part came in this week, and it's running again, but when it quit, I did have some concern with heat IF we were to lose power. Fortunately, we were fine.
Winter Storm Q gave us 15 inches of very wet snow. Rocky blew in with more, but I haven't heard the official amount yet. Just east of us got almost 3 feet of snow from Rocky and they did lose power. The storm was worse south and east of us. And we had it much worse than Dodge City did. In fact, when they announced that we'd have school on Tuesday, I thought they were nuts! We were trying to dig out ourselves, and I couldn't imagine that the college was any better. It was. They didn't get much snow at all.
And what did I do with a 6 day vacation? I baked bread. I stitched on Eldar, I read, I baked cookies and made Andy a chocolate cake with carmel frosting. I cleaned house. We celebrated Miss Kat's 17th birthday and we enjoyed time together in front of the fireplace.
Here's Andy digging the snow away from our front door. (The white box is our old freezer. We need to relocate it/dispose of it, but haven't decided what to do yet, so for now, we are rednecks with an old freezer in our yard.) Right in front of Andy is the door. Snow drifted it in completely. Since our snow shovel also decided to break during the storm, he used a regular shovel and cleared just enough away for us to get out the door.
It's probably our first last snowstorm of the winter. We're in a warming trend, which will be nice. The grass should green up. I haven't heard of anyone complaining of the moisture or the snow. It' s not enough snow to break the drought, but maybe it's a sign of moisture to come.