February 1, 2011

Snowed In!

We have 14 inches of snow on the ground here! That's the official number, but there is more than that in our yard, and I've seen drifts of at least 5 feet on some friends' FB pages. Totally UNheard of around here. In fact, it's a record high amount of snow. You know what else we set a record for this week? On Saturday, we had a record HIGH that was in the mid-seventies! Mother nature likes to keep us on our toes.

The whole city basically shut down on Monday evening, a good 6 hours before we even saw one snowflake! What can I say, we are nothing if not dramatic here in OK! I saw a picture on the news of some grocery store shelves, and they were completely empty! Not one thing on them! All of the schools were closed before the 10 o clock news was on last night! I thought it would have been really funny if nothing ended up happening, and then kids would have gotten a free day :) Don't worry, my work sent out a notice saying that our office never closes and they will be open during the blizzard. So nice of them!

But, we woke up to several inches of snow, and it just kept coming all day. Our poor dogs do not like to go potty in the snow, so Lee had to shovel several times today. Shockingly, they didn't have one accident in the house. Which I will admit, happens fairly regularly. (Yorkies are not known for their ease of housebreaking, but they're cuddly enough that they're worth it :) )

This was how much he had shoveled about 2/3 of the way through the total snowfall. I don't know if you can really see how high the snow is, but that was about 12 inches
Front yard from the garage:
This is the hood of Lee's truck!
That police car is a neighbor that actually lives several houses to the left out of the picture. He had gotten stuck coming home! The car is still in the middle of the street, haha!
I should have made Lee go out and stand in the snow so that you could really see how high it was, it was unbelievable.

This is a little video of how high it was in our backyard. This was after Lee had shoveled it twice right outside the door for the girls to go potty, and it was already back up this high! We put these doors in, and don't have steps yet, so normally it's about an 18 inch dropoff (the girls, quite literally, usually soar through the air out this door, haha), but you can see that Zoe just hops right out there because the snow was so high. Isabelle is not as adventurous as Zoe, and she wouldn't even go out there :)

Luckily, I secured the only company "loaner" laptop and I was able to work from home today. I fully intend to do the same tomorrow. Maybe by Thursday we will be able to get out? The temps are so low the rest of the week, I'm not sure what will happen. It's a really bad week, work-wise, for this blizzard. Lee has a big truck and could try to take me, but it's only 2-wheel drive and I'm not going to risk getting stuck in sub-freezing temps with Cooper in the car.
Speaking of Cooper, this is how he feels about having snow days in the middle of the week
Tell me he will always be this happy to spend an extra day during the week with mom and dad!


Erica said...

That video cracked me up! Our dogs love the snow, but they're a little more used to it than yours I'm sure:)

Jax said...

That is the cutest pic of Coop! And Gracie acts the SAME way as that video! It's like she forgets the snow is there each time...until I open the door and she's like "WTF?!" haha...

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Aww, he is one happy guy to have mom and dad home!! I am home today becuase of the snow too- but I really want to get out of here. I should work from home, but I just havent gotten that motivation yet. Enjoy your days home :)

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

Wow, I can't believe y'all got so much snow!! We only got like an inch here...though we did get about an inch of ice, too. Coop looks so happy!! And that video? Too funny!

Meredith said...

HOLY SNOW! I can't get over how much Tulsa got, that is ridiculous!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

You guys got so much snow!! You're dogs are like mine. They won't take a step into that white stuff!

Jenni said...

I cannot even IMAGINE having all that snow!!! We got about an inch here in Austin yesterday, and my dogs, who had NEVER seen snow before, were SO intrigued!! It was quite funny. Cute video of your pups, and your little one is a DOLL. Just happened by your blog and I enjoyed my time here!! :)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I'm so over the snow...isn't it time for spring yet?!? Just found your blog and was reading through all your old posts...your little boy is adorable! And those professional pictures you had done are amazing!