Misadventures of Plowing – Blizzard Nemo 2013

So how is everyone who was in the path of the Blizzard of 2013, which someone named “Nemo”?

We got over two feet of snow, some drifted to 3 or 4 feet high snow banks – and we still have gusting winds and blowing snow, and COLD temps!

My poor hubby, Dave – he got a blizzard for his birthday and had to go out and plow this morning before we get another foot of snow on top of what we have now, according to the weather forecast.

The plow truck was buried – Dave had to shovel to even get to the truck; then had to jump it (fortunately one car was parked next to it).

Thanks, Nemo – the plow truck is buried!

Then he got stuck in the side yard which he always plows out for oil deliveries. The plow got stuck in the down position, and every time Dave tried to back up, the back end of the truck fishtailed and ended up knocking the bird feeders down and hitting the side of the house.


Thank God for neighbors! Two of them came over, because they were also out plowing – one had a set of chains and the other drove over with his bigger truck, and they pulled Dave’s truck away from the house and back onto a flat plowed surface.

Thank God for helpful neighbors – as a couple of our cats watch the rescue!

We had multiple white out moments, when I could barely see his truck from the house…

White out!

It took about two hours – poor hubby! 🙁 We have the kerosene heater going for added warmth, and ready for “just in case” of a power failure … Dave came in a couple times to warm up and refill his travel coffee  mug.

Ahhhh, winter in Maine … our poor puppy is NOT impressed. She prefers the warmth of the kerosene heater – as do our cats!

Lulu and Desi sharing the warmth by the kerosene heater!

How are you all doing? How did spend this day, especially if you were snowed in?

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14 comments to “Misadventures of Plowing – Blizzard Nemo 2013”

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  1. Charli - February 9, 2013 Reply

    Looks very chilly. The weather here in Auckland is a little warmer thank goodness. Stay safe and warm 🙂

  2. Rachel Flower - February 9, 2013 Reply

    Glad to hear you are ok! What an experience. And thank you for sharing a story that so powerfully demonstrates the beauty of community.

  3. AMummysLife - February 10, 2013 Reply

    I’m so glad for the sunny skies we’re having in New Zealand! I wouldn’t know how to cope in snow!
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  4. Debbie - February 10, 2013 Reply

    Happy to hear you are safe. We only had about 8 inches of snow because it was mixed with rain.
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  5. Francene Stanley - February 10, 2013 Reply

    Thank you for sharing those pictures. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to be under two feet of snow. We get excited at two inches here near London. Hehe.
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  6. Heather - February 10, 2013 Reply

    My husband had similar misadventures, only with snowblowers. Today the sun is shining but the temperatures are cold. Ah, winter in New England!
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  7. Bonnie Gean - February 10, 2013 Reply

    I love the snow! 🙂 Granted, this much thrown down on you all at once is never any fun to shovel.

    But once it’s all strewn about and you can take time to enjoy “playing” in it, that’s a different story entirely!

    We only received 4 inches here and sadly it melted way too fast for my liking!
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  8. Melinda - February 10, 2013 Reply

    My 13 year old dug us a path yesterday, and a path in to our elderly neighbor’s house, too. Some of the able-bodied neighbors did some shoveling and snowblowing. I sat inside, with my broken foot up, wishing I could help. My husband dug out one car this morning, the other is still buried.

    We’ll look back on this storm with nostalgia someday, and laugh about our “misadventures.”

    Great post!

  9. Angela - February 10, 2013 Reply

    I spent the blizzard indoors! Hubby was at work with the car (he works at a hospital, so he was considered “essential personnel”) so I was stranded with or without Nemo.
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  10. Matilda Sjödell - February 11, 2013 Reply

    Brrrr, I would quickly join the dog and the cats by the warmth!! Or be out plowing – at least then you keep your heat up I suppose. Brave work! Hope the storm has subsided now.

  11. Diane @ Me, Him And The Cats - February 11, 2013 Reply

    We got about 15 inches but I was at work. I work 12 hour shifts so I waited the storm out until around 7:30pm and then went home after the madness of rush hour was well over. My poor fiance was off and went out multiple times to shovel, and to help our neighbors!

    Today it was 40 and rainy so a lot of the snow melted!

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  12. Dana - February 13, 2013 Reply

    Oh my! These pictures are amazing! Happy Birthday to your husband. We haven’t had much snow to speak of here in the D.C. area. Did you make a snowman?:-)
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  13. John - April 11, 2013 Reply

    Lol 😀 Much snow.
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