I'm not sure if these pictures show it clearly, but that's a lot of bleeping snow out there. WB's best guess is in the 18" range... the kids lost my yard stick earlier this season, and it still hasn't been located, so it's all about perspective. It took us about 2.5 hours to dig ourselves out. WB plows with the 4-wheeler while I work on shoveling and cleaning off the cars. Today I had to strap on showshoes to make the path to the compost and the electric meter. I haven't had to do that in a long time.
One of the local 'kids' decided to attempt our neighbor-on-the-hill's driveway-- right after the town truck left a bank as high as my waist. It didn't take long before he was asking to borrow a shovel, and it took him lots longer to return it. He did get himself out, claiming to have "learned my lesson". I, however, am certain he'll attempt it again next storm-- boys with big trucks don't take defeat easily, even if it is at Mother Nature's hand.
We are heading into the traditionally snowiest part of Maine winters. I hope today was the worst of it, if only because I don't know where we'd put another foot and a half of snow.