So, we woke up this morning to discover: Not much. Sure, there was snow on the ground, and it had drifted up against the house and the doors, but there was nothing near the 7 to 10 inches they were predicting. I’m guessing somewhere between two and three inches. The grass is still visible in patches.
Dad used my snowblower to clear the paved portion of their driveway off, which had drifted in some places to maybe 10 to 12 inches high. Honestly, that was probably more of a fun nostalgic activity for him rather than a necessity. It’s good to know the snowblower that I stubbornly insisted on keeping from my Wisconsin house still gets the job done.
So was all the preparation wasted? Of course not. The fuel treatment and hauling, the generator maintenance, the evaluating and arranging of the extension cords, all that needed to be done anyway. It’s better to be prepared and then not have to make use of all those preparations rather than the reverse. On the plus side, my generator is ready for the inevitable power outages that will come with the spring storm season, which is only really four to six weeks away. I can’t believe January is over already. Seems like New Year’s was just yesterday, but that story is for another time, another post, and probably isn’t worth telling at all.