Thursday, 7 January 2010

Digging an Escape Tunnel

We had some respite last night; the forecast 20cm of snow missed us out! I don't know if we shall be so lucky again today/tonight but it's looking fairly good right now.

Just a short glimpse of yours truly digging into the snow that has blocked my garage doors. Camera operator: my OH.

Yesterday evening one of the farm lads drove a tractor through our small roads, ploughing a path wide enough for a car to slide through. This is a great help to the eleven cottage dwellers here in Mellerstain Village. With luck we shall venture into town tomorrow.


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14 comments:

willow said...

Don't get too carried away with that shoveling, Philip. (I like the Spiderman look)

We're expecting another five inches tonight, with about four on the ground already. I should go grab a few things at the grocery today.

Argent said...

I love hard work, I could watch it for hours :-) Take it easy there, that looks like way too much exercise. We've still got our couple of inches - it hasn't snowed any more today but the temperature is so low that everything is freezing hard.

Land of shimp said...

Philip, your other half appears to be helping us to ogle your other half! I join the chorus of voices saying, "Take it easy there, sir, please."

We're fond of you, you see. We'd hate to see you in traction, cussing out old Jack Frost, and his minions, the flakes.

In parts of the U.S. it will be -51 F today, yup, evidently the arctic circle got lonely, and decided to visit the Dakotas. I've never been so grateful in my life for our relative heat-wave of 3 degrees F, which is comparatively tropical.

Also, when I read your post title, I was certain that Steve McQueen would soon figure into the conversation. Are you perhaps trying to unbury him in that drift? Motorcycle and all? (and if you don't get the reference, then you'll think I've finally gone completely mad).

Vera said...

Lovely view of your endeavours, Phillip, and hope you didn't get too cold, wet, or dispirited. Snow is lovely to look at from indoors, isn't it! We can see it on the Pyrenees, and would like it very much to stay there and not visit us. But according to the weather forecast, it is possible that we will be clobbering a portion. Ah well, I suppose it has got to be shared out... can't have the UK having all the load!

Monkey Man said...

Yikes! I have always found shoveling snow to be a great irony. Shovel a material that will eventually melt...but you have to do it. Take care with the shoveling, it can be very strenuous.

The Bug said...

Now, see I was supposed to be doing that today - I told Dr. M (who has a cold) to STAY INSIDE! But I came home & he had shoveled our 5 inches off the drive. Sigh. Men just don't listen!

Brenda said...

Hurry up Springtime!!!!

Shadow said...

i sure hope the respite lasts...

the walking man said...

Remember to drive much slower on that mess, leave greater distances between you and the car in front of you and layer the clothes on for maximum heat retention.

Star said...

Work fascinates me! I love to watch it, especially a nice strong man getting stuck in with a shovel. I hope you enjoyed it and came in all glowing and ready for a nip!
Blessings, Star

Pauline said...

Did I live next door, I'd have been beside you, shoveling away. We're in a deep freeze here and only a moderate amount of snow. Hope you get a respite!

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Land of shimp said...

*scouts around for Philip*

I'm something of a worrier, Philip. I know your otherwise good heart occasionally gives you grief.

I hope you're well. Just thought I'd stop by with a "thinking of you, and Pat".

nollyposh said...

Hee! Hee! Looks like your OH snuck up on you or was she just keeping her toes warm from inside! X;-)