Sunday, March 17, 2024

15 Week Countdown - Week Two: Snowmageddon

Welcome to Week 2 of our 15 week countdown to retirement! (Just click over to HERE if you missed the big announcement last week. 

You may have heard about the snowstorm in the Colorado mountains late last week. It was a BIG one! In fact, the most snow we've gotten in one storm since we moved here. And one of the biggest in decades for Colorado. Would you believe there was so much snow the ski resorts actually CLOSED?! It's been crazy town here, that's for sure.

At the mountain house we got over FOUR FEET.  

So it only made sense to choose one of our favorite snow conversations between Ellie and Waffles for today's post, "Snowmageddon." And because the snow is just so unbelievable, we're sharing a few new photos from the aftermath below.


ELLIE:  Mr. Waffles, should we go check out all that snow and stuff, don't cha think? Mr. Waffles??

ELLIE:  Mr. Waffles???

WAFFLES:  Sleeping, Ellie. Sleeping.

ELLIE:  You're sleeping? Are you sure?

WAFFLES:  Barely. 

ELLIE:  Barely sure or barely sleeping?

ELLIE:  The snow, Mr. Waffles. Shouldn't we–

WAFFLES:  Go back to sleep, Ellie. The snow will still be there when we wake up. 

ELLIE:  Promise? 

WAFFLES:  Zzzzzzz....

2024 Snowmageddon - The Aftermath

The infamous driveway! We had to bring in the professionals to help remove all the snow. There was nowhere to push the snow so we hired a very brave guy with a huge blower attachment to a skid steer. While he was working on the road, an avalanche was triggered just in front of our house. All is ok...but WOW!

No one is going to be walking up to our front door anytime soon!

The trees were gorgeous, though some were weighted down with over a foot of snow on the branches!

The view out towards our deck. 

The view FROM our deck. There's a railing in there somewhere! LOL!

This mound is about 7' high.

This is Long's Peak in the way distance. It's the tallest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park and currently covered in white. We can see it from our living room window.

The Internet Challenge

We have a Starlink Satellite on our roof for internet. It's really the only reliable high speed option for where we are located. It's made it trough countless storms and weather events. The dish is even heated so that snow will melt from it. But the 4-6 foot drifts on our roof was no match for it. 

Our neighbor Bob came over to assist while Gloman braved it on top of the roof, clearing a path to the dish and unearthing it so it could once again see the sky.

Glogirly hung out in the snow, helping to supervise the operation.

Here's a view from the roof with Bob and Glogirly watching from below and providing moral support.

SUCCESS! We have internet once again!


  1. Yikes, that's just TOO MUCH snow!! Glad you are safe! It is pretty though...

  2. Beautiful! Awesome! Fortunately it will melt. :-)

  3. holy moly - that's a lot. but yeah for internet :)

  4. Looks beautiful. But; you can keep it there. An avalance. How scary.

  5. Sure is a lotta snow ❄️ looks like a wonder land. Such loving photos of Ellie and Waffles xx😽

  6. You all have been on my mind, wondering if you received the snowfall that hit the Front Range...and you did!
    Hoping Glogirly had a glass of wine while snoopervising the dudes...


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