If you're from CT, especially southern CT along the shoreline, you'll know just how unusual it is for us to get this amount of snow. 19 inches was the official snowfall total for Branford, but at this point in the storm the snow was still falling and we probably only had 17 inches. Lee and I stood on the porch trying to pysch ourselves up to start shoveling:
I delayed the inevitable by leaning over and snapping the side of the house. Can you even see the bench along the fence on the left? So pretty:
I always thought that the spray on snow looked fake, but I guess it really does happen sometimes:
We set to work with Lee doing a good deal of the heavy lifting:
I did this part! Yes, the snow pile is now up to the window:
SS2 came out after about a half hour and I was more than happy to give up my shovel and started clearing off the cars with the broom instead:
That didn't take too long though and I was given permission (or rather encouraged) to go off and explore the rest of the yard. I know there are stairs here and a walkway:
I know the double-lounger is over here:
And look at the veggie garden. We've totally lost the raised bed and most of the containers.
I just couldn't stop taking pics of the snow covered furniture, but look at the snow piled along the fence. We've completely run out of places to put it without carrying it to the backyard which would involve shoveling a path and finding the wheelbarrow. We just can't get anymore:
This a pic I snapped through my very dirty windshield while stopped at a light near my office. It just struck me that every intersection was like this, but the tree in the middle of the pile of snow really drove home how big it was:
All side streets are now one-lane roads and every intersection a blind one. We're now experiencing the coldest temperatures of the year. Back to the titular question -- now what? We flee the snow and head to Florida. But first there are 2 more storms in the forecast. I'm not sure if we'll make it.