So how much snow did we get? Apparently, more than this place has ever gotten before Halloween, and by a fair amount.
We had about six to eight inches of snow on the ground on Sunday morning. Unfortunately, it was the kind of wet, heavy snow that is very difficult to clear with the snowblower. Fortunately, the wife has a new AWD vehicle, and a neat garage tent for it. That means she had to do no scraping whatsoever, and I didn’t have to bundle up and try to clear the driveway before she left for work on Sunday morning. The Subaru does much better in this kind of mess than her old Neon did, which is to be expected.
(The Grand Marnier actually does fairly well in the snow despite only being a front wheel drive vehicle. It’s a heavy car, with a big cast-iron engine sitting right on top of the driving axle, and with my leet drivezorz skillz, I can usually make it up our driveway.)
So yeah: ominous start into the snow season here in Upper Cryogenica. But the wife got to work on time, we didn’t lose power, and all the snow will be gone by mid-week because temps are going to be in the mid-50s.