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Teischan & I Enjoying ALL The Snow We Got With March 2018 Winter Storm “Skylar”.

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This is the most snow we have had with one storm in a LOG TIME! Definitely over 2 feet (24 inches).

But, we prevailed. Devanee did a fair amount of shovelling to get HER car out. This morning was my 4th go around. Teischan helps. Her main goal is to keep her trampoline clear and in this storm she had to shovel the trampoline three times!

But, we took some time off.


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March 2018 Winter Storm “Skylar” Dumped Over 2′ (Yes, 2 Feet) Of Snow!

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Third snow storm, third Nor’Easter at that (in that the wind/snow is coming from the NE), in as many weeks. This, by far, the most spectacular and SEVERE.

Quinn” last week gave us 9″. That was pretty easy to deal with.

Skylar” started off deceptively — though we had all heard the forecasts and kind of knew what to expect.

At 10:30am when I went out to shovel for the first time there wasn’t that much snow. Less than 4″.

Then it started coming down heavy.

We were out twice after that and have only made a DENT!

Luckily it is light, fluffy snow. BUT, LOTS of it.

Going to be spending a lot of time tomorrow clearing some of it. This one is going to take a few days to clear.

I will keep you posted. More pictures tomorrow.


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We Prevailed Over The March 2018 Winter Storm “Mighty Quinn”.

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Before and After




We got a foot of snow — BUT not too much wind and we did NOT lose power, though I had the three (3) generators lined up and read to go.

Lot of snow. But, we have seen worse.

Cleared all that we wanted to clear in just under an hour with three of us shoveling.

I did NOT clear the mailbox as yet. That can wait. Temperature is already above freezing and I am going let the Sun do some melting.

Yes, this too, in the end, was a Southern Storm — meaning folks South of us got the brunt of it.

Glad it is behind us.

I probably will be shoveling into the weekend.

But, we subdued the “Mighty Quinn“.


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Images Of The Snow Dropped In Central New Hampshire By 2018 Winter Storm “Noah”.

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Winter Storm “Noah”, February 17 – 18, 2018, dumped much more snow over Central New Hampshire than had been forecast. It was said to be a ‘Southern Storm’ meaning that snow totals tapered off further north you were — and we are pretty far north.

Well they got it WRONG. It was claimed we would get 3″ tops. We got around 7″.

But, it was very light, fluffy snow. Very easy to shovel.

Plus, the sun was out in force Sunday morning. So, it was very pretty and quite warm.

Enjoy these pictures.


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What “A Sense Of Accomplishment” Looks Like.

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Woke up on Sunday, February 18, 2018, to much more snow than had been forecast for the supposedly ‘mainly Southern’ Winter Storm “Noah”.

There was about 6″ to 7″ on the ground and over a 1″ by the mailbox where the town plow piles it up.

So, around 10:05am Teischan and I set out to shovel. Devanee had parked her van at the top of the drive so that she could get out to work, at 7am, without having to shovel much …

So, here is what we did.

Yes, I wear a Fitbit Ionic on my wrist that tells me steps, floors etc., BUT trust me when I tell you that there is no sense of accomplishment to that of clearing a drive by hand and knowing that YOU did it. It is very satisfying. No, not as good as sex, but up there. So …


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General lay of the land before we started shoveling.


20 minutes of shoveling.

1.5 HP — Human Power (HP), Teischan & I.

That was satisfying.


Clearing the mailbox. Much deeper snow.

Just 1 HP — Just I.

About 25 minutes, non-stop.

Dig, Pick-up, Throw. Great upper body exercise. 



After the mailbox.

About 35-minutes of pushing snow with a snow-pusher.

Very satisfying to see what you have achieved. Not sure about others. But, my body feels good …



This is why I resist getting a snowblower. We have a cleaner drive than those with snowblowers and I do NOT have to breath in exhaust fumes or listen to the racket of the engine. Mine is all fresh, clean air and either the sound of silence or birds chirping.

I will continue to shovel by hand until I finally can’t. Doubt whether I will ever keel over shoveling. Heart and other muscles much too used to the tempo of shoveling.


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It Helps To Be Truly “Warm-Blooded” If You Live In “Live Free Or Die” New Hampshire.

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As I said last week in my “The Definition & Picture Of “Warm-Blooded” post, there is something about being a ‘Guruge’ in New Hampshire. We somehow are more immune to the cold than most and I have no explanation, whatsoever, given that I grew up in a clime where the temperature, even at night, never fell below 70°F.

Teischan is the best or worst of the lot. Last week it was 40°F (-0.5°C). About 7″ of snow dumped by Winter Storm “Noah”.

Yes, we had spent 20 minutes shoveling snow vigorously. She was HOT and dumped her jacket on the van. (See below.) Then for the next 30 minutes she pranced around like this, in the snow, with the dogs while I continued to shovel. I was hot too. I thought about shoveling in my sweatshirt — which was a trademark not that long ago. But, now in my dotage I try to be careful. So, I sweated instead.


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