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First significant snowfall

Tuesday, 11-24-14.  We had about 2 inches of snow.

Tuesday, 11-24-14. We had about 2 inches of snow.

We woke up to this on Tuesday morning. The weathermen said our area had about 2-4 inches of snow.  The snow is starting early this year!  A couple of years ago, we didn’t get our first snow until January!  That is pretty late. This was a wet snow and it stuck to the west-facing street signs.  You had to be a bit careful that you didn’t miss the stop signs.

I work so much, I haven’t been able to get a picture of the snow still falling.  I know it will snow again and maybe I won’t be working, or in a rush to get to work, so I’ll be able to photograph the snowflakes.

Looking forward to roasted vegetable fall pizza for lunch today.  Later on the kids are going to make a turkey breast in the crockpot and all the things that make up a Thanksgiving meal.  I’ll get to eat it, when I get home from work.

Beautiful day yesterday!

We had a very wintery winter this year.  In January, we had weather so cold that we had wind chill warnings.  The coldest temp was -17F with a -40F windchill.  We missed 3 days of school because of the cold weather.  Also, even though we have had 56 inches of snow (46 inches is the average), through the end of February, we’ve haven’t had a major snowstorm.  That 56 inches fell pretty much an inch or two at a time!  The snowplow drivers must have been exhausted because it was about every other day for a while there. The cities are all running out of road salt, too!

It’s a good thing spring is coming and we got a glimpse of it yesterday, with temps that reached into the high 50s!  I loved being outside with only a fleece and not needing a hat or mittens!  Sarah and I took Jasmine to her favorite walking spot at the bridle trails on the south side of Sheboygan.

The snow was really soft, though, and hard to walk on.  It was similar to walking on dry sand on the beach. Jasmine and I both worked hard!

We even turned off the furnace and opened up the windows for 2-1/2 hours yesterday, too.  I loved getting fresh air into the house.

Snow in Sheboygan

We’ve had 47 inches of snow this winter, in Sheboygan. Yesterday, we got 6 inches.  It’s our biggest snowstorm so far!  Then it was nice and warm today, so the roads are already in pretty good shape!  In January, it kept snowing, but the temps were so cold, the salt really had no effect. I haven’t been taking that many pictures of the snow, because we kept only getting an inch or two, and it didn’t seem worth the bother, but now, with 6 inches, it’s starting to look like further shoveling will be a challenge.  In other news, we could get more snow on Thursday!  Or not.  It all depends on the storm track.

So, today, was in the 30s.  It felt great.  After -17 with a -40 windchill, everything will feel warm from here on out!  I keep laughing at the weather men who keep talking us it’s “cold”, but only down to zero, or it’s “cold” getting down into the 20s.  We’ve been down to -17.  We can handle it.

Still, there has been snow packed on my driveway all winter.  We aren’t so good at shoveling and then Gary doesn’t always have time to snowplow right away, so it’s been sad.  I’d like to see my driveway again. Maybe we will, someday.

Jasmine checking out the spirea bushImage

Jasmine, following me down the driveway, instead of sitting by the snowbanks!Image

My neighbor’s evergreen trees.  Not every storm makes them looks so pretty!Image

The sky was trying to be blue!  We get so many cloudy days in WI. Maybe it’s because of the lake!

Sleepy Jasmine

Jasmine snoozing on her bed, behind the computer. I was able to sneak a picture of her, before her eyes opened! Taken with hubby’s iphone.  She’s awake now and should probably go outside with me, while I take out the garbage!