Friday, February 4, 2022

Frugal Friday.. The Storm 2/4/22


We received a lot of snow this past week when the storm blew in.  It rained first making ice then it starting snowing from 6:30 in the morning and till about 11 at night, for a total of 11 inches.  

One thing I can say about this snow is that it is so pretty.  It's also very quiet and peaceful with very few people venturing out.

Husband has spent the last two days plowing out our driveway and 3 others for neighbors.  He is so nice but I know he is glad that there is no more snow predicted.  I'm just the shovel the patio and clear off the cars with a broom person.  

At the beginning of the storm the rain washed away the pretreatment the road crews put down.  Now the salt they have spread is not helping as much to melt the very thick ice on the roads. Because of that the grandkids are off school again today for the third time for a snow day.  We finally were able to go get them yesterday and bring them over for a few hours.  It helped our boredom and theirs!  

Before the storm:

I made 2 lasagna's (one for a freezer meal).

I also made Strawberry Jam.

Then boom!  Our life has been consumed by snow!  

Tell me did this storm get you too?   How much snow or ice did you get?  I pray and hope everyone has power!  

or let me know what are the ways you saved this past week?

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Little Penpen said...

That’s quite a storm!!! Stay warm and safe!

Cheryl Kimbley said...

We had a lot of rain turning to ice - then snow. Ended up about 10" and BIG drifts. Lots of drifting. I got the drive pretty well done this AM - shoveling during the snow and wind yesterday did no good.
Have all I need here - no plans on going anywhere for days.
Stay safe and warm. Hopefully spring will be here soon!!!!!!

Chef Owings said...

no sleet or ice even though they said we would. Got snow and 35 mph gusts off and on so it had drifted. We all in this neighborhood of the boonies LOL sat tight yesterday and are digging out today even though we all know with another round of winds coming in tomorrow we will have drifts again.

Lana said...

That sounds so much like our snow storm from 4 weeks ago. I love the quiet of a snowstorm. I am glad you have power! We have had rain, rain, rain and everything is a muddy mess.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Thankyou Little Penpen, it's very cold so we are trying to stay inside as much as we can!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Oh no Lana, a muddy mess is never a good one!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Oh man, we had almost the same weather Cheryl! That drifting wind is a rough one for sure.
Spring is just around the corner (600 miles down the road LOL).

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

That never ending shoveling and plowing out is exhausting isn't it? Hopefully all will be over soon for you!