Thursday, February 11, 2010

SNOWED IN

I just posted this on Facebook, but I just had to share for everyone. This is SO FREAKY to me. I just took this picture of my next-door-neighbor's house. The drifts are so high that you can only see a little bit of the top of her front door! She does have a back door, but her backyard is fenced in and the gate is almost completely buried also, so there is no way she would be able to open it. She is LITERALLY stuck in her house (apart from being able to go into her backyard or jumping out a window) until someone helps clear her out, which I've asked Justin to do. She lives alone and is in her 50s. Last snow, the whole neighborhood helped her out, including running out to pick up her prescriptions for her. We have a good neighborhood. :) I seriously cannot believe this. For contrast, I've also posted a picture of our house, which does have a large drift in front of the window. Thankfully, Justin cleared in front of the door once last night so ours didn't build up so much in front of the door.
ETA: I went a little farther away for a better shot. The house next to her's is in pretty deep, too. Ours is on the right end.

4 comments:

Tammy said...

Wow - that's so crazy! That's great that you and your neighbors are willing to help her out - I'm sure she appreciates it!

PopPop2.8 said...

And you thought I was kidding when I told you to make sure your upstairs windows opened!!! Actually, I was kidding. Wow!!!

Beth said...

SERIOUSLY. I went over to take copies of these pictures to my next-door neighbor yesterday afternoon and she told me that another of our neighbors actually had to climb out his back window because he could not open either of his doors. It was not an upstairs window, but it's sort of dramatic anyway!

marag said...

Wow, that's pretty impressive!