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Yeah, it snowed

Snowmageddon came and went, and here we still are.  Not much to mention.  When I picked Charlotte up last night at day care, they had already posted that they would be closed today, which pretty much sealed *my* fate for the day.  As a contractor, Bob has no sick days or time off, which meant that grenade had my name on it.

This morning we woke up to thickly falling snow, and a recorded message on my employer's notification line saying essentially "the weather is terrible, schools and day cares are all closed, driving is dangerous, and we will be open for normal business hours.  Get your sorry butts in here."  Nice.  I feel very appreciated.

Bob, however, did an absolute brilliant profit vs. loss analysis.  He figured he'd lose less in wages staying home today than the deductible on our auto insurance would cost if someone plowed into him on the way back and forth from East Hartford, and stayed home.  So he did most of the Charlotte-watching while I worked on some backlog projects that I can't ever seem to get done while I'm in the office.  Since I started at 6:00am and went straight through, I got done fairly early.

All told, we have totals out there ranging from 19" to 21".  We're fairly sheltered with all the trees.

In addition to taking pictures of Charlotte being tortured, I also took some just because.

There's a driveway under there:



My front walk:



Front steps:



Most of our firewood is under there.  We might not have planned that very well...


It IS pretty, though...



My back yard:





There's a deck and a Bilco door under there somewhere.



I figured I'd take a picture of the tree all pretty in the snow, since we're cutting it down in the spring.  It's a lovely tree, but it's in a really stupid place.



This is a shrub by the side door.  I'd almost decided to pull it out and replace it with something I like better, but it's awfully pretty in the snow.  Maybe I'll think about it a bit longer.



Okay, that's probably way too many pictures to expect anyone to look at or care about.  It's just so damn pretty out there.

Tomorrow it's back to the office-based grind.

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golden_meliades
Jan. 13th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
Er...the tree at the corner of the deck? It looks like it's trying to climb up onto your deck and get, I dunno, braaaaaaains, or something.
kls_eloise
Jan. 13th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC)
It does, doesn't it! I need some big plastic eyes to stuff into the branches.

It's a nice tree, but it's *way* too close to the deck and the house. It makes everything very closed in, and I can't see my mock orange at all in the spring. So we've decided to cut it down. I will immediately have HUGE amounts of remorse and angst that it was the wrong decision, then after some number of weeks I'll allow as to how it's much nicer on the deck now.

I am nothing if not predictable in these matters.
galingale
Jan. 14th, 2011 12:38 am (UTC)
You've found the ent's lost puppy!
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