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Nemo Found the Northeast

When I usually think of Nemo, I think of this little guy:


Not this:


Last night, winter storm Nemo dropped over 30 inches of snow on the Connecticut shoreline and we woke up to a winter wonderland.  We also found ourselves completely snowed in and facing the daunting task of digging out!

The backyard

The backyard

The Back Door!

The Back Door!

Turtle is completely covered!

Turtle is completely covered!

Snow on the front of the house...

Snow on the front of the house…that drift is definitely over 4 feet!

B and I bundled up and began the dig out around 10:30 am.  It was quite the undertaking…

Broke out the winter gear

Broke out the winter gear

It's COLD!

It’s COLD!

The snow had just stopped, but the wind was killer!  It made shoveling difficult because everything you would do would just blow back in your face!  Plus the snow was thick, wet and heavy…the worst conditions for shoveling.  But I did have time for a little fun 🙂

Here's what B thinks of the snow...

Here’s what B thinks of the snow…

It was like sitting in a chair!

It was like sitting in a chair!

That's an impressive snow angel ;)

That’s an impressive snow angel 😉

We pulled out the snow blower for this one, but the snow was so deep that it was having difficulty cutting through it.  We had to do a combo of shoveling to break up the snow then snow blowing to get rid of it.

So deep!!

Too deep!!

I lasted about 2 hours out there.  We were able to make good headway down the pathway to the driveway, around the cars and out to the sidewalk.  It was quite the workout!  I’m so thankful for CrossFit today 🙂

Walkway tunnel

Walkway tunnel

I see a wheel!

I see a wheel!

There's Gretta!!

There’s Gretta!!

B continued on to clean the sidewalk with the snowblower and I went inside to make some adult hot chocolate and heat up leftover chocolate chili.  It’s a chocolate kind of day.  And yes, I said chocolate chili…look for the recipe in an upcoming Friday Feast 🙂

Hot Chocolate


Chocolate Chili...YUM!

Chocolate Chili…YUM!

So Nemo sure found us…with a vengeance   We’re still snowed in since the plows haven’t come by yet, but I’m fine with that.  I have my cats and the pellet stove to keep me cozy and warm!


Did Nemo find you?  How did you make out in the storm?


3 Responses to Nemo Found the Northeast

  1. […] last week, Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring and this week we got 3 feet of snow.  I knew groundhogs didn’t know anything about weather!  We’re still officially […]

  2. HOLY COW! I keep seeing photos on the news but that is insane! You look adorable in that furry coat – so cute! I like your beverage idea…that will warm you up quickly!
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  3. […] this recipe a few weeks ago and I was instantly intrigued.  With predictions of winter storm Nemo last week, I figured it would be the perfect time to try it while we were going to be hibernating. […]

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