Februburied 2019 – Truckee, California

February 1, 2019. The calm before the storm.
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The warnings were clear – this was going to be a doozy!


Friday afternoon, the rain began… it was snowing gently up high, so I got out for a night snowshoe hike while Stephen trained at Woodward. We already had a good base, thanks to a hearty January:

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Saturday morning, it was a mix of rain/snow/sleet. We went for a hike in Squaw before Avian joined Stephen at the mountain.

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Over the next couple of days and nights, we got HAMMERED. Beverly loved it.

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The warning from the National Weather Service intensified to a Blizzard rating from Sunday-Monday, and the freeway (Interstate 80) closed for more than 24 hours. Steve and I worked hard shoveling to keep the important things clear and accessible:

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Steve, originally from Orange County, turned out to be a champion with a shovel.


Meanwhile, Stephen found new ways to terrify me. I didn’t exactly condone his behavior, but I told myself that videos would help the doctors assess the damage if something went wrong:

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Avian decided to help her dad and make a little money shoveling, but then realized, you really can’t put a price on this stuff:

Many restaurants and businesses closed down, but Moody’s in downtown Truckee was still open, so Steve and I got out to celebrate his birthday.

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We came home to a magical backyard scene (and more shoveling, before bed):

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The next morning, we shoveled out, for snowday #2, and Steve got on the road as soon as it reopened.

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Our neighborhood looked simply magical, although it is a bit challenging to find the houses now.

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My friend Mike drove up from Reno to help with the shoveling efforts.

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Over the next couple hours, he cleared us a nice wide path to the backyard. Now we will be ready for the next storm, which is scheduled to hit this weekend!

I love living here!

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6 responses to Februburied 2019 – Truckee, California

  1. Bettye says:

    What beautiful pictures!!! Your roof looks just like ours until I saw Stephen on it. No way my Steven going on our roof… they let go and slide at the most inopportune times 🤣… stay safe and keep enjoying the snow. That was delightful 😄


    • jenellep says:

      Thanks Bettye, and yes, OMG – he was driving me crazy! My boyfriend couldn’t even look. “Tell me when he’s done”. Hard to keep a boy like Stephen on the ground for long though. 🙂


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