The big snow storm that was predicted arrived yesterday and it is still snowing.
When my guys and I were coming home from our schools yesterday (3 different ones in two different school boards) we were hoping school buses would at least be cancelled for today. We woke to find out the schools are closed. Yea for a snow day! Although we are excited to stay home from work and school (and I have more time to prepare for our son's Confirmation tomorrow -if it isn't cancelled) we know that this weather is serious and hope that those that have to get to and from work, emergency personel etc. are safe.
This is our backyard around noon today. We have over 30 cm (12") of new snow already and it continues to snow and blow.
Our 15 year old son woke up today and asked if I wanted him to paint the first coat on the basement stairwell walls (see this post). He wanted to get started before he went to work this afternoon (his part time job) shovelling snow with his dad. Are you kidding me?? I couldn't get the paint supplies out fast enough!
This is only the first coat and the door needs painting, the trim finished etc. but it looks so much fresher already. Now I need to get busy baking a big cake and hoping the Confirmation isn't cancelled tomorrow morning (the one scheduled for tonight was cancelled.)
Edited: My husband came home at 2 pm for some lunch and to pick up our boys to help shovel and barely made it down our suburban street. When they went to try to get back to work a couple of hours later our van got stuck on our street so they pushed it back in the driveway and walked out to the main road and my sister picked them up. We haven't had this much snow in 5 years!