We got up Christmas morning to blizzard conditions and several inches of snow. After having a bite to eat and a coffee, we headed outside to clear the snow.
I ran the blower while Sue followed around shoveling the walks and pathways. It was pointless doing a full cleanup because the snow was still coming down really hard. I wanted to get at least what had fallen cleaned up because we were heading off to have Christmas in Ossipee with Sue's family and didn't want to come back to the projected 8 inches.
We were going to visit Sue's aunt Carol before heading over to her brother Alan's. It usually takes us about 50 minutes to get to Carols, going over Route 28 up through Wolfeboro, but it took us almost 2 hours. The roads were awful, and the blizzard was fierce all the way. The roads were full of snow, sometimes over 3 inches with just slippery tracks through the snow to follow.
We had a nice visit with Carol, who had wanted to dog sit Beau while we were over at Alan's. After we came back later that afternoon to get him, Carol said that he whined for just a little while before settling down. So, that would turn out to be a nice time for her and Beau.
After getting over to Alan's about 1:30pm, all of his kids, grand kids, and great grand kids started arriving. It was Christmas Chaos in all its grandeur! And Joann had fixed enough food to feed everyone for weeks, and so, of course, we had to stuff ourselves. She had made a great baked ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, squash, onions, and more stuff than I can remember that filled every square inch of the table.
By the time Sue and I headed home, the storm had pretty much blown itself out, and the road crews had been able to completely clear the roads. After picking Beau up, we took Route 28 back home, and this time the trip was just short of an hour. What a difference!
I bulldozed the car through about 4 inches of snow in the driveway when we got home, but just left it until morning as I was tired.