It is not unusual for our dumpster to look like this. Before I took this picture, a young woman walked out, tossed two bags of trash just...over there...and then walked away. Yeah, who do you think is going to pick that up? Probably our maintenance guy who takes care of the grounds. This is a prime example of what it's like to live in Laurel, MD. See the MD State Flowers hanging in the trees? (That's a blowing plastic bag.) You should see the trash blowing around back - we've been watching the same empty Cheetos bag for days.
Digging out the car. Again. Steve had the foresight to park the car where it would get lots of snow-melting sunlight.
We were going to borrow the maintenance guy's shovel, but someone else beat us to it, so Steve just used the dustpan. Then I had the idea of filling the trunk bin to carry away the snow. You have no idea how heavy that bin was - we both carried an end each time it was full.
View from the front door. Photos taken inside. It was still snowing and blowing and I'm not getting our camera wet!
View straight down the walkway.
Looking off to the right into Snowdrift Land.
Our car is out there somewhere.
We ventured outside briefly. We thought we'd try to knock some snow off the car. Yeah. Not happening. There is three feet of drifted snow on all sides of the car, plus on top. There would be no point. We are not going anywhere!
Steve helped a guy get some stuff out of his car, and I went to 7-11 to break a $20 for laundry. They had no plain corn chips, so I had to settle for Fritos and Utz Crab Chips. We're low on Half & Half, but they didn't even have any. Didn't think we were so low when I stopped at the store Thursday. We'll just have Au Laits. While stumbling to and from 7-11 I got dizzy from all the white snow.
The last time I remember this much snow was in Glendale Hts, IL:
That's me and my Mom. I believe this was January 1978 (8th grade).