We survived the Blizzard of 2013! Ended up with about 2 ft of snow. The hopper on my snow blower is only 20 inches high and it was a challenge to cut a walkway in the snow pack. The snow came in from the East and our East-facing home got a wallop. I opened the garage door, turned on my snow blower and faced a nearly 3 ft wall of fine powder. Worked my way around and cleared the front, so we could open the front doors. Took me a few hours, to clear the walkways and sidewalks of a few of our elderly neighbors.
Meera was a champ. All bundled up in her snow pants, first she attacked the snow with her tiny shovel and then after a little break, was ready to go sledding. The park was impassable and I ended up pushing her down our street. One advantage of living on a hill. [Update January 2014, Pics of Meera sledding on a nearby hill.]
See pics from Hurricane Irene