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Snow and More Snow

I’m afraid there are no house-updates to be found. As it happens, we keep getting snow and spend all weekend dealing with snow and then recovering from dealing with snow.

It all started with “Winter Storm Juno” a “potentially historic storm” as the media termed it. “Potentially Historic.” We were all naive, thinking “Ooo, cool, record breaking numbers.” But by the 3rd “potentially historic” storm we are just about at our breaking point. The tension is high all over the city. There is no where to put snow, public transit is shutting down, all-in-all, things are a mess.

My first snow picture post is here: Winter Storm Juno

A snow-level progression post is here: snow progression

One week after Juno we had the “Groundhog Day Storm” on Feb 2. We were off work for 1 day and got about 17″

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The next week, an unnamed storm on Feb 9. We got 12″ of snow and I had to do the snowblowing myself. Another day off work.

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The next weekend, we knew we were in for another storm so we spend all day Saturday(Feb 15) clearing snow and moving snow around in preparation for “Neptune”.

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And then Neptune came rolling in on Feb 15. That Monday, the 16th, was President’s Day so we already had the day off work.

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Another 1-2″ forecast on Tues/Wed and another potential for snow this coming weekend, we had to run to the store intermediately for one of those cordless snow blowers



Snow Progression

This is our back deck this winter.

Jan 23, 2015 Storm

Jan 27, 2015 Storm Juno

Feb 2, 2015 Groundhog Day Storm

Feb 9, 2015 Storm

Feb 15, 2015 Storm Neptune

  1. 2/16/2015 | 4:12 pm Permalink

    WOW! The amount of snow that you guys have received in the past few weeks is crazy!! Especially from that last storm! Stay warm!!

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Basement Wood Storage

Our basement is a mess. It drives me crazy and the biggest source of the crazy was the giant, unstable pile of wood. So, we finally broke down and decided to build a storage in our basement, but for now we had to get a storage unit to store our belongings safely while he did the construction in our house. If you don’t have a basement for extra storage space, then check out these self storage services.


We started with pressure treated on the floor:


and added the verticals:


Added the “arms”:

Added cross-braces and additional support:

Final product!:

Then we filled it with stuff:


We also hung the tandem in another part of the basement:

We still have a good bit of work to do to get the basement up to peak efficiency but the wood rack was a good start!

And if you happen to be looking for Leamington Spa storage, you should check this out.


Photos of Winter Storm Juno

Arlington got 19 inches during winter storm Juno. Stefan and I were off work for 2 days.

We put Vector in his harness. He was less than amused by the snow.


Before Juno we had a beautiful Storm over the weekend.  This was wet, heavy snow that sticks in the trees well.  We got about 6 inches or so and then the 19 just a couple days later.


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