Sunday, March 09, 2008

Did we break the snowfall record yet???

I'm not sure how much fell last night here in Ottawa; however, as you can see from the pictures we definitely got the full dumping

Beginning to wonder whether "spring" forward will need a new name.

Stupid groundhog...

Here are some pictures of the big dig out in Ottawa this weekend. This is our third storm this week. Monday morning's commute had freezing rain. Wednesday morning I got snowed in and couldn't go to school or work. Friday night we 'only' got 10-15cm. It snowed all day yesterday and finally stopped late last night. Today's dig out was even worse than this week's both storms combined.

This is my car:

Digging my way to the driver side door:

I am looking forward to the day I will get a garage:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's just miserable! We've had snow like that but not for a few years. Thank goodness ours is melting with nothing but blue sky ahead. Uh, this is Alberta, I better wait a minute.
I hope that's the last of it for you guys down East.

Sun Mar 09, 01:12:00 PM EDT  
Blogger hunter said...

Wow, that really puts it into prospective. At least you found your car. Good luck with the digging out!

Sun Mar 09, 01:40:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Dave Hodson said...

Wow! And I thought I had it bad. Good luck with that.

I found the worst part of the snow last night was the drifting. While I received about 30-40 cm last night (bad, but not too bad), there were places where the wind piled it up 4 or 5 feet deep! And then there's the mountain left by the plough at the end of the driveway...

Sun Mar 09, 03:19:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Matt said...

I had 5 feet of snow piled up against the door to my apartment all day yesterday - from the parking lot there's a dip of about 5 or 6 steps to the door. It was as if I was being held hostage in my own apartment

Sun Mar 09, 05:53:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Spitfire said...


Thanks for the well wishes, but I hear there is an Alberta clipper on the way ;)


I took several other photos and it's really hard to put all the white stuff in perspective, because the only thing to compare it to is snowbanks. The ones I posted really do put it in perspective though!


I agree, the drifting did make it a lot worse. The other side of my car only has snow up to the wheels. Even though we're on a busroute, by 11am (or 10am depending on your perspective) the plow still hadn't come by. Thankfully this all happened on a weekend and it will (hopefully) all be cleared by tomorrow AM's commute.

Thank you all for your comments.

Sun Mar 09, 05:57:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Spitfire said...


Yeah I was held hostage in my own house. None of us could go anywhere as most of us got stuck in the driveway. This winter each of my roommates and I have taken a turn getting stuck in our own driveway.

Despite all of this, I would never want to live in an apartment, I love having a yard/driveway soooo much! I've lived in a house all of my live, even through university!

Sun Mar 09, 06:01:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Matt said...

See, I shared a huge house in lowertown for two years with 3 other guys, and I'll never do it again. I'm a clean freak and the stress of bitching about people's week-long-and-counting messes and then finally cleaning it up myself just to have them tell you "Oh, I was going to get to that" isn't something I want to go through again. Even living with my last ex was a terrible experience, she went crazy once we moved into our own place together, got fired from her job, and didn't cook or clean. Ever.

Perhaps my expectations of any human that wishes to co-habituate with me are just too high for anyone to meet, but I'm unwilling to budge.

So I refuse to ever have another roommate, and figure after I've been married 7 or 8 years, I might once again consider living with my partner.

Anyway, do you know what I think? Sometime when you're not busy with school and we're both not being held hostage to the snow, we should round up some people from our respective peer groups and go drinking to keep warm in this weather. What do you think?

Sun Mar 09, 06:24:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Matt said...

BTW - I finally got around to it

Sun Mar 09, 06:31:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said...

You definitely had more snow than we did, even though we were shoveling out for the better part of the day.

My shoulders and back are aching from having to toss it over banks that are eight feet high now.

Bring on Spring!

Sun Mar 09, 08:52:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Spitfire said...


Yes, I believe there is a direct correlation between Robax sales and the amount of snow we receive. I've learned that my mom and dad have both thrown their backs out (in their late 40s and early 50s) this past month.

While my neighbour has a snowblower, my roommates and I do not have a garage and put our cars on the driveway, with no room for a snowblower to fit in between. Needless to say, we are all quite sore from this digging.

Sun Mar 09, 10:48:00 PM EDT  
Blogger HammertimeGP said...

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