I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the middle 70's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before it closed in November of 2018 and have been a nurse for almost 41 years, with most of that time being full time!!! I recently had my knee replacement surgery done after putting it off for 6 years... I am NOW officially retired!!!!!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Friday, March 17, 2017

Digging Out- Blizzard of 2017


We have finally dug out from the Blizzard of 2017!!!

It is official!!  It was the highest recorded amount of snow fall in one day ever in our area, even topping the Blizzard of 1993, which had it's 24th anniversary on March 13th, the day before the Blizzard of 2017!!!

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In my previous post, I shared photos of the storm that buried us with 22 - 25 inches of snow!!!
 Click HERE if you missed it!!

Today, I am sharing how we dug out, what my house and development looked like and what it now looks like!

There are still cities and towns around NEPA that have not had their streets plowed because of the monumental task of removing this much snow....

We were finally plowed out yesterday, Thursday, 2 days after the storm......

I hope those of you who never get snow or are having warm weather now, enjoy these photos!!!

Yes, here I am braving the blowing snow, trying to widen the path shoveled on our steps.......
Now you know this big heavy coat added at least 50 pounds to me, right???????
All that  snow behind me is our parking lot!!!
Finally, success!!!!
The 13 steps that lead up to our row of townhouses wee finally cleaned!!
 March 15th

Now our parking lot was a different story!!!
The snow in the parking lot is almost up to our retaining wall!!
Look at the slope in front of our house!!
Joe's SUV, which I drove home Tuesday morning in a foot of snow........
Looking up our parking lot.......
My Elantra.....
Joe standing where the plow truck broke down and could not plow any more......
Looking down our road....
My neighbor's cars.......
Looking down our steps.....
The top of the steps.....
My next door neighbor cleaned off their porch.......
Where they shoveled it......
Joe did a good job keeping our side walk clear......
My front yard!!
Joe, taking a break from shoveling.....
My neighbor's only shoveled pathways.....
Joe put some Ice Melt down and we saw pavement!!!!
March, 16

The sun came out and the temps. actually got up to 30!!!!

The private plower that our Homeowner's Association pays to plow our Courts out , opened up the one side at 10:30 pm the night before............
He was out working all night as were many municipal workers and private plowers........

These photos were taken from my bedroom window.......
Joe helping a neighbor dig out her car........
We have a system where everyone moves over to our side or parks on the road before a snow fall and then everyone moves to the other side so both sides can be plowed.......

You can see that our side needs to be done........
My parking spaces still full of snow!!
Looking down at our road........
Snow banks......
Joe then went for a little walk and the next pictures show what parts of our development looked like......

Looking up at our Court.......
Looking up at our house!!!
Our dumpsters.....
Looking down our road......
Joe shoveled out our mail boxes...........
Neighbor's cars on the side of the road.......
Walking up to the row of townhouses behind us......
Joe cleaned out our fire hydrant.......
Looking through our back yards.......
You can see my trellis and arbor.....
Snow on my back roof.....
 Walking up to the top of the hill behind us.......
 The Court behind us......
Our road is a dead end at the top and Interstate 81 is just beyond this field......
Walking back down the road.......
Looking down at the Courts below us......
In the afternoon, our plower returned.......
 The sun even melted all the snow off our cars!!
 Since I was taking photos from our bedroom window, I thought I would take some of the mountains and the Wyoming Valley!!
 We are surrounded by mountains......
 The VA Hospital up at the entrance to the Apartment complex where our sons live . You have to drive through the Apartment complex to get to our development......
 March 17th.......

What a difference a day makes with sunshine!!
 Now we are very fortunate because many cities and towns in our area still have not been able to get all the streets plowed out and have had to bring in back hoes and dump trucks to remove the huge amounts of snow........

With all the snow melting, this is what we now have.......
 Huge icicles!!

Dripping down and icing up everything underneath......
 Joe chopping ice from the sidewalks......
I think it is time to take my Winter Wreath off our front door.......
 It says "Let it Snow"!!!

And guess what???????

We are supposed to get more snow on Saturday!!!!!!!

During all of this, I have been trying to decorate for Easter!!!
 I hope you will come back to see my Living Room Easter Tree....one of 4 Easter Trees that I have this year!!

Thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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  1. That's a lot of snow! We got just a little here in the south. Those slippery stairs would scare me. lol
    Stay warm!

    Chippy White Cottage Blessings,

  2. Wow. So glad you're out from under, and hope today doesn't cover you again!


  3. I haven't seen that much snow in years and really don't miss it... much. I love when we get it but hate if it sticks to the roads because people here in the South don't now how to drive in it! Love your pictures!

  4. We were to get hit Monday. Not much at all which did not hurt my feeling at all. What we did get came down fast and furious. Several accidents from the ice that formed under it first. WE still had several in our area that did not have power back yet from all the wind the week before. Many were without for 6 days. WE had our lights flicker but lucked out and did not loose power permanent. After buying the whole house generator told George we will most likely not looses power any more.

    The snow is so pretty but at this time of the year you would rather have spring I am sure. I hope you did not have too much driving you had to do in that snowfall.

  5. Crazy how quickly it disappears from the Sun's heat. Hope that you and Joe took it easy with that shoveling!

  6. I am gonna stop asking for snow, cause everyone else is getting it except us, except I want no where near what you got, Heavens! Would never know you had a retaining wall if you hadn't mentioned it with all that snow. What is going on with the weather?
    Easter? Looks like we should be putting the winter decorations back up. Wow, - some hard work the two of you did with all that shoveling. Take care

  7. oh Debbie - that's a lot of snow. Please be careful out there!!

    1. Kay,
      I could not get in touch with you any other way so I am responding here. Thanks so much for visiting!! Yes, it was a record breaking snow storm but it has just about all melted except for all the piles left by shoveling and plowing......That is the one good thing about a snow storm in March..Have a great weekend!!

  8. Ohhh.... There's a lot of snow!!! Take care of yourself. Thank you very much for being always so deary with me with your visits and kind comments
    Hugs Alessandra

  9. Well thanks for adding that touch of Easter. I was going to say you needed to a wish for Spring and link anyway. Wow that was some snow. Did I get it correct that it melted the following day? I didn't realize you had so many steps to the door. For some reason I though you were at street level. Theses were really pretty pictures.
    Snow is so pretty from a distance. I hope you didn't get so much last night!
    I came over to tell you the new linky is up for The Fabulous Party.
    Here's the new linky
    If you can dig out come over and link. And pack away that Let It Snow wreath!
    Enjoy your week. Happy Spring.

  10. We'll be getting snow back this week too! Hang in there!

  11. Oh my isn't it crazy to beat records so close to spring, it looks like you two kept busy cleaning up all that snow. Those icicles always amaze me how big they get. And to have more snow on top of it, I will have to say I don't envy that at all, hope it clears up for good!

  12. Wow, so much snow! I'm glad spring is here. :)

  13. My word, that is a LOT of snow. We don't get any so this is very exotic to me but I can see that it is also a lot of hard work. Hope you're keeping warm!

  14. Oh wow, I just can't imagine having this much snow. Such a beautiful sunny day too. It looks like Christmas :):)

  15. Yikes! I've never seen so much snow. We managed to get through winter here in my part of Georgia with a very mild winter. It got cold here last week (however I'm sure our version of cold and yours are very different) but it was fine with me because I was on a cruise! I hope you stay thawed out and keep warm!!!

  16. Oh my gosh Debbie, that is unreal! We had a lot of snow this winter; but never that much and spring has arrived. Hope you get some warm weather soon! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  17. Debbie

    Now that was a lot of snow for sure. I enjoyed seeing all your pictures of the snow. I would liked to have been out there helping you in that 80lb winter coat LOL you looked wonderful

  18. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Like someone in person today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. Pinned and tweeted!

    I am so glad we live in a senior condo and they do all the snow!

  19. Debbie, I'm still in awe of that snowfall! Just shared your pictures with my 15 year old. I don't think he has ever seen this much snow in his life. He's pretty jealous . . but would probably get over it real quick if he had to shovel the walk and clear the cars. Take care and be safe. ~Laurie

  20. Wow, you guys got nailed! I am glad to hear you took it in stride tho and tat you didn't lose power. You guys be careful with all that shoveling, tho. Your back isn't going to like you, if you overdo it. ((hugs))

  21. Oh my word, staying in South Africa I've never ever seen snow except on TV. I cannot imagine what it must be like to have to dig through soooo much Debbie. Wow, I don't know if I'm in awe or shocked. Does it happen often? WOW!!!

  22. Brrr! So. Much. Snow! Did I mention it was 80 degrees here today? I'm sure I'll be wishing to trade temperatures with you around June ;) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  23. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  24. Now that is a lot of snow. Glad you are dug out. Hopefully, that will be the last of the big snow storms.
    Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things. Hope you come back next week so I can stop by again.


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