Sunday, December 12, 2010

We left the house!!!

Well we manage to get out and about today. We needed to run to Home Depot as well as pick up a few things from the grocery store.

We got up early to shovel back by the garage because Kyle had a study group that was suppose to meet at 10am. They ended up doing it over the phone, but at least we had the shoveling done early. We had to finish the front, and I even made a little trail for Harpo in the back. Although he hasn't been to thrilled to use it. I brought my little pocket camera along while we were out in case I saw anything exciting. I didn't really find much exciting, but I did snap a lot of pictures to show just how much snow we got.

I'll start with our shoveling this morning. I started off in the front (we had to RE-SHOVEL everything we had done last night because it was so windy and kept coming down that it just blew back into where we had cleared a path before!) I started toward the front road, Kyle went back toward the garage again. Here is the front as I make my way to the front sidewalk, yes it is up there somewhere, lol.
front sidewalk

I didn't get too far in the front before I went in the back to help kyle out with the part in front of the garage:
cleaning in front of garage

We did as much as we could for the time being and decided it was time for a break. (This first round was probably about 9 or 9:30)
side of house

Once we found out Kyle wasn't going to be going downtown for his study group, we took a little longer of a break. I went back out front to work our way toward the street. Once I got to the front sidewalk, Kyle came out and helped go one way, while I went the other! Sucess! I am standing in the street in this shot:
front of house

So fast forward a few hours and then we go back out. We decide we'll run to Home Depot and the grocery store. Oh another side story & the reason for the HD trip. We got this new little toilet button thing to install in our tank. Well turns out it didn't' fit, our tank is too shallow. But in the process of installing the part we thought would work, we broke the current toilet knob. So we've been manually pulling up the plug since last night. We did find a replacement knob, the cheapest being $10!! Oiy yi-yi!

Okay so we decided we were going to get out. Kyle went back to finish clearing in front of the garage and I worked on getting a path for Harpo in the back yard. He has been a good boy about holding it in. He does NOT like going out when he sinks in, lol. It's kinda funny. Here is his path I made him
harpo loop

It's kinda hard to see the path so I drew it out for you:
harpo loop drawn

Once I got a little path I went back to help Kyle finish up the garage area.

Here you can see Kyle standing up in the alley way. This was after we finished off clearing in front of the garage. You can see all the piles of snow cuz you gotta put it somewhere when you shovel, lol.
kyle in alley

Garage was all cleared and we were ready for take off
open garage

Here is a shot as we went down our alley
our alley

Here is a neighbor (one of the few) that has yet to get out and clear off their car/driveway
snowed in neighbor

This is what it looked like looking down the side walks. This house closest to me in the picture hasn't shoveled their sidewalk yet.
not plowed sidewalk

So many people out getting their shoveling done. A guy with his snow blower:

I was excited to be out of the house and ended up taking pictures of everything, lol. Here is a truck with their plow on the front! This isn't the state plow truck but just some civilian driving around.
snow plow truck

These two guys: Although their camo doesn't work quite as well in the snow, I can clearly see them!
people shoveling

Here we are turning back down our road. Someone walking with their snowblower.
our road

And here's our house!
front of house in car

After we got home I wanted to go outside and play with Harpo. I put his boots on again, hoping that would help him trott through the snow.
harpo in boots

He wasn't happy. I think he might do better without the boots next time. He had just went number one and number two earlier when I was making his path so he was giving me the dirty glare of "why are we out here again?" the entire time. I had to pick him up and put him on the other side of the loop just to get him to go around. lol.
harpo on path

He got a treat after this for being such a sport and letting me mess with him. But it's so funny watching him walk in the path because he's like a little pac-man stuck in a maze!

1 comment:

Ali said...

You know what you and Kyle have to do together now, right?

Make an igloo, of course :D

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