March 26, 2009

Old man winter paid his debt.....with interest!

Old man winter finally paid a visit to Colorado. We just got a Spring blizzard and are loving it!!! We've had weeks, probably more like months without any significant moisture. There are plants popping up already, but the grass is still brown and we've been watering for the past few weeks. I have a really bad feeling that the water restrictions will be pretty strict this summer. Bad news for my lawn that's barely hanging on already.
Officially, Arvada got 11 inches in about 6 hours. It has now died down to a light powdery steady fall of flakes, but man was it a doozy today. The wind was crazy, and all the roads were blocked or closed because of accidents. A sheet of ice to deal with on the ride home.

Fortunately, our employers let us out early, but so did everyone else's so it was pretty crowded on the roads mid-day.
Here are a few pics just so you know I'm not lying.I forgot how the cold and frozen moisture does not matter when you are 6 years old. Took a couple hours for this little guy to get tired of it all and come inside for some hot chocolate.

This is what 11 inches of snow looks like when a snowblower cuts through it.

The crazy things kids do when there's snow involved.

We had a lot of fun since there wasn't school today. We'll see if they have school tomorrow. Doubtful.

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