First it rained and rained - for 24 hours it rained - the moisture was wonderful - the rain - not so much.
Then...while we were sleeping:
That rain turned over to snow (March is our snowiest month ya know - but remember this was 6 years ago we have not seen old man winter yet this year!)
We got SO much snow - in places it was taller than me! 5' 4"
and the men had to dig us out. The plows don't come around when we get blizzards only when we get an inch or two. So, we were stuck - litterally - we spent many hours trying to dig out high centered Tahoes (ours) and Hummers (neighbors) to no avail... so the guys decided to snowblow all the way out to the main road (about 1/2 mile) and YUP - KIM you were right - they ran out of gas and my poor little X5 suffered because of it!
When the city finally came through with the plows (4 days later) they made a GIANT mountain of snow in our cul-de-sac and we played in it for weeks! Below is Lauren - Age 3 - in front of the mountain -