snowy walk to the post office

Snowmageddon, London, Ontario, December 2010

{alternate title: because walking is easier than shovelling}

Hooray! I made it to the post office today!

Have you heard? London has been pummelled with snow for the past four days. I spent two hours shovelling yesterday, and four hours on Monday, and we only have a two car driveway. They say we got a whole winter’s worth of snow this week – yikes! So far we’re at about 90 cm of the white stuff. Tons of places are closed, school kids are on their third snow day in a row, and last I heard they weren’t running city buses today.

At our house we were left completely unprepared. I still have my summer tires on my car. Luckily we were able to get our snow shovels from the shed before the bulk of the snowfall happened.

And print orders: well, I was worried we’d be shipping late but Darren saved the day! He was able to stop by the lab last night on his way home – I still can’t believe they were open. So I got up bright and early today, packaged up all the photographs, and trekked off to the post office through over two feet of snow. All the roads in our neighbourhood have been cleared but the sidewalks are a mess, although some people shovelled them out in front of their houses – thank you!

Here’s what today’s trip to the post office looked like…

Snowmageddon, London, Ontario, December 2010

Snowmageddon, London, Ontario, December 2010

Snowmageddon, London, Ontario, December 2010

Snowmageddon, London, Ontario, December 2010

Snowmageddon, London, Ontario, December 2010

Want to see more photographs? London’s daily newspaper has put up a photo gallery of reader submitted images that you can see here: More snow on the way.

Now I’m in need of a decadent hot chocolate, what’s your favourite recipe?

4 thoughts on “snowy walk to the post office

  1. HolgaJen says:

    Love the chapel pic! Holy cow those icicles are insane!! I haven’t gone anywhere except work (two blocks away) since Sunday – but I need to get to the post office too!

  2. Carrie says:

    wow, simply wow! Here in the east coast of N. Ireland we have ground to a halt over about 2cm of snow – how incredibly sad. But in some places in our fair land it may have been ankle deep!

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