Thursday Doors – February 28, 2019

Enough Winter Already!

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If you’re a regular visitor to this space you have probably noticed me complaining about what a rough winter we have had in eastern Canada this year.

Drifting snow accumulating against the back patio door during a storm in early February.

With that in mind I was going to take you for a walk around the neighborhood to give you an idea of what I’ve been talking about. Unfortunately with the -23 Celsius weather the past few mornings the most courage I could muster was to take a few shots from inside looking out the front and back doors, and then a quick run down to the end of the driveway 😀

Out the front door, our lawn in under there somewhere…

In our town, except for a few major roads, the snow is cleared rather than removed. Plows come by regularly during a snowstorm to clear the roads by pushing the snow to the side of the road onto front lawns. With each storm our street gets a little narrower.

It also makes pulling out of the driveway each morning a bit of an adventure. Because of the height of the snowbanks each driveway is now a blind exit.

Slow down ’cause there’s barely enough room for cars to drive 2-wide.

We’ve had record rain and freezing rain this winter too, so you may just need to put on your skates to get up the driveway.

And the higher than usual snowfall and ice has led to another serious issue.

See that big snow pile? That’s from clearing off part of the roof a little while ago.

Roof failures and even total collapses due to heavy snow and ice loads have started happening in our area and public officials are reminding people to have their roofs cleared.

If you compare this back patio deck shot to the first one you’ll see that the snow kept coming in February. That deck railing is about 36″ tall…

And the backyard fence is close to 5 feet tall.

The snow has been piled higher once before, but not by a lot.

Here’s a peek out the back door of the garage into the yard – some of this pile is snow cleared off the roof too.

And out into the yard, that corner is where the garden is/was/will hopefully be again someday 😀

The good news is that March starts tomorrow and spring is only a few weeks away. We can only hope it brings a slow, gradual spring thaw so that flooding is kept to a minimum. In the meantime last week I started some of my seedlings for this year’s vegetable garden so that’s a step in the right direction too.

And soon you’ll be able to see our front door from the street without the view being half obstructed by all of this white stuff.

But for now, we simply endure.

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About Norm 3.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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85 Responses to Thursday Doors – February 28, 2019

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  2. Amy Sampson says:

    I’m soooooooooo ready for spring. 🥶

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  3. Prior... says:

    and just a quick question – did you know that there are now “advertisements” in the inlinkz – posted as entries?

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  4. Prior... says:

    wow – that is a lot of snow – and hope not a lot of roofs collapse.
    The stone work on that garage door and house (picture #4) is wonderful – is that your place?

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  5. joey says:

    Oh my gosh. It’s been a long time since we’ve had snow upon snow like that here. We do live on a street where it’s moved — to the dead end. And most of the winter, our street is a sheet of ice, and then we get excited when fresh snow falls, giving it some temporary traction. I’m guessing you’re familiar with that feeling.
    Your doors are good, and in this post, they make it possible to accurately gauge what the accumulation means to you and yours. I think this week may be the last run of freezing temps. We’ll have more single days of frigid temps in March, I’m sure — but I bet this week it is the last of a series. I hope the thaw is gentle and kind, Norm 🙂

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  6. We really have a lot of spam links this week, about 5, I think. What’s that all about?


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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      The free trial of the new Inlinkz expired yesterday and it looks like this is what we get with the free version: clickbait/spam links. I’m not happy about it.
      I guess their thinking is that if you hate it enough you’ll be willing to spring for the paid version. Not. Gonna. Happen.
      I have some research to do before I decide what to do next but I can promise you there’ll be no clickbait links next week.


  7. We had some snow back in Jan. My awning came down from the heavy snow. No snow here now. Just rain today. Pretty snow pictures.

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  8. Oh.My.God! This is tough, Norm. Sorry you and your fellow Canadians are having such a rough winter. I’ve been complaining about the unusual amount of rain in Los Angeles this winter, but that’s nothing compared to what you guys are facing. It has, however kept me from going on door hunting walks… Thanks from this reality check!

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  9. Wow, there is snow and then there is SNOW! I had no idea you got weather like that! Hurry Spring!

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  10. JT Twissel says:

    Brrrrr. That first shot though is a real beauty – great composition. We’re having flooding here in California but at least the temps are rising.

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  11. Junieper2 says:

    Sorry for the extreme cold and your images speak for itself!! I love snow, but re-freezing kept us inside for 3 weekends, even though it ended up only around 14 inch, but since our house is about 5 feet below the road, our 4 wheel drive couldn’t take the ascent. Still it was a minor discomfort compared to the power outages.
    The weirdest of all is that I’m writing you this from California, the desert and sunshine state…

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  12. That’s a good bit of snow

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  13. slfinnell says:

    Please don’t shoot the messenger for the Persimmon Report (Hanging my head)

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  14. willowdot21 says:

    That is snow fall💜💜

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  15. anitashope says:

    Hope to play ion the spring. I too am sock of this crazy winter. In Iowa we caught the crazy polar vortex with record lows of -34F with a wind chill of -51F. I fully agree with you enough already. Great pictures. My other concern is when it does start to melt…oh my. But them some of those frozen pile may be her through April.

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  16. roninjax says:

    Lots of snow – and deep at that. You can send a little to Florida but not too much! 😁

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  17. eschudel says:

    It’s been a nasty one. Now we see what March brings!

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  18. That is a crazy amount of snow! It is hard to believe that anything could survive buried beneath its depths… but somehow spring will burst forth in a couple of months. Hang in there!

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  19. Shelley says:

    I feel your snow pain. Great photos showing the depth of the problem!

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  20. lindasschaub says:

    Yikes! A fellow blogger has told her tale of Wisconsin and the snowfall totals seem as bad as yours – I’m going to pass this link to Shelley. We’ve not had as much snow in SE Michigan, but the ice has been bad this year – maybe 5 freezing rain events … sigh, it is only the last day of February. Need to win the lottery, but the weather is strange all across North America … what once was sunny and bright, is rainy and flooded, or even snowy. Look at Arizona and Las Vegas!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Linda. We’ve had more freezing rain here as well. In fact the 5 worst winters for freezing rains around here have all been within the last 10 years.

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      • lindasschaub says:

        That is interesting Norm. We were promised an El Nino Winter and that was welcome after 62 inches of snow last year. Instead, the El Nino was not strong enough and fizzled out – we had a hard freeze in late September which made me dubious about any mild Winter. I hope your siege is over soon. We are having snow twice this weekend, but small amounts only – nuisance snow as it just cleared up again from Wednesday’s snowfall.


  21. Oh wow, you still have so much snow. Just to make you feel better, we’ve had temperatures higher than Barcelona and Milan these past few days in Ireland. Spring must surely be on its way to you.

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  22. Almost Iowa says:

    Uff Dah… (that’s Minnesotan for Gosh).

    Norm, please, please, please take us back to warm and sunny Italy. 🙂 🙂

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  23. scooj says:

    I love the idea of snow, and indeed am soon to be off on a skiing trip in the French Alps, but I can see how having this for so long can be tiresome. Actually I’d die for snow like this in Bristol.

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  24. Although I love winter and we haven’t had the amount of snow you have (nowhere near, thankfully), I’m ready for spring as well. We’ve had some frigid temperatures and I’m ready to be done with being cold, even if it means forgoing any more beautiful snow. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of what it looks like there so we can appreciate more what we have…or don’t have! Sending you some photos of flowers in my post!

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  25. I love snow! Great photos through the doors Norm

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  26. TCast says:

    Oh dear that’s too much snow! It’s very beautiful to look at! Just depends if you’re a winter person or a summer person.

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  27. Dan Antion says:

    It looks like you and I are of like minds today, Norm. We don’t have the amount of snow you have, but we have ice that simply won’t go away. It melts, puddles and refreezes at night and we wake up to a yard and sidewalk that looks like a Zamboni drove through. Even the dog is getting cranky, because we can’t walk her. I know how it gets hard to pull out of the driveway with as much snow as you have. You stick your nose out to see around the pile and hope the plow isn’t making a second pass.

    Good luck. I hope March brings a gradual, steady thaw and you avoid any flooding. It looks like you’ve suffered enough.

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  28. Ally Bean says:

    Your snow accumulation and the ice that goes with it are amazing. It’s easy to forget exactly what it looks like to be surrounded by snow– and stuck inside wondering if the roof will hold. As usual you have wonderful photos, but my-oh-my you do got the snow there!

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  29. Norm, that’s a lot of snow. One of my friends down here from Presque Isle, ME, near the CN border has heard from neighbors that they’ve had 136″ of snow. I’m guessing those new seedlings are going to keep your spirits up white you wait for that white stuff to melt. Spring on the calendar is 19 days, 15 hours, and 57 minutes, but who’s counting right? 🙂

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I just checked the seedlings and about half of the tomato seeds I planted last weekend have already sprouted. Yes spring will eventually arrive – whoohoo!


  30. drkottaway says:

    Wow, you are buried! As a kid in upstate NY we would dig tunnels and houses in the biggest drifts. More fun to dig than play in because the digging kept us warm!

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  31. Joanne Sisco says:

    We’ve just shovelled out from another 30’ish cm of snow. The early weather forecasters sure got this winter right when they predicted a lot of snow. We are now officially sitting above average in snowfall.

    Your picture of the narrow road with the tall banks on each side really tell the story. It makes pulling out of driveways and making any turns a bit of Russian roulette. Inevitably there are always the boo-boos who don’t think it’s wise to slow down 😡

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  32. Oh my oh my oh my oh my. Can’t wait to show all this drama to Marco. But if I do that, he won’t come anywhere near you, ever, just in case. 😀 Speaking of doors, I didn’t know you had such a pretty stone work on your house! I remember you showing us your grand door before, but now the garage door photo reveals lovely stone pattern too that I don’t remember seeing yet. It’s gorgeous! Stay warm, my friends, and just don’t go anywhere till spring. Feasible?

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  33. Sartenada says:

    Very cool post. I love winter and its possibilities like biking in the winter in snow.

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  34. The freezing cold is rather attractive for me at the moment. 33C and just a few cotton wool clouds in the sky. I’m baking.

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