January 16, 2012

It's Snowing.... Inside?

It's not actually snowing in Scammon Bay right now, but the wind has kicked up and made a mess of the snow that's already here.

I woke up on Saturday morning to this:

And thought to myself ?!?!?!?!?!

Then my sleep addled brain registered 'wow, it's cold' (I know, I'm astute at 6am) and noticed that it was in fact so cold that our thermostat wasn't even registering the temperature on our main floor. Ever the investigative, inquisitive mind, I opened our arctic door and saw this:

Over the next 5 hours, this dusting of snow evolved into a full on four foot snow drift INSIDE of our home. Our heat downstairs did not come back on, and our neighbors were forced to seek refuge in our home as their pipes had frozen and heat was out both downstairs and upstairs.

This morning I woke up to a much warmer home and went about the business of excavating the snow from the entry. 156 gallons of snow later (I used a 13 gallon trashcan to carry the snow through our living room and toss it out the back door), we finally were able to reach the front door. We still can't open it due to the large snow drift covering the outside, but at least now the snow won't be melting and flooding our living room

Some other wind storm damage included a burst pipe and broken window at the school. To my knowledge, school is still on for tomorrow.

Oh Alaska, what will you bring next?


  1. Oh my, thank you for reminding me to be grateful for the how "Warm" it is down here ^_^

    PS this is Carolyn

  2. Great blog. Keep it up! Uncle Greg

  3. I like my snow on the outside of the home! Great photo's! me