What is it Wednesday (and an igloo update)

Last week I posted this picture

and asked what you thought it might be.

Here is the complete view:

Bundled cinnamon sticks on my kitchen window sill

Many of you guessed that it might be twine, but only Cheri guessed the complete package:  “Twine around a cinnamon stick? LOL!”

And do you see the white stuff in the background on the upper right?  That was a bit of snow on our yard back in early January, the remains of our December 19-20, 2009 “snow event.”

It’s been one week since SNOWMAGGEDON, Part II happened here. This is what it looks like outside my house this morning:

One Week Later (note the igloo in the background!)

Waiting for the school bus

It’s been 2 weeks since we last had garbage and recycling picked up. I’m hoping the trucks come today as scheduled.  (Yes, that is 2 solid inches of compact snow and ice on the end of the driveway, but since the shiny stuff is ice, I figure it is safer to leave it as a buffer than have a sheet of black ice each morning right where the kids stand.)

All that snow had to be shoveled somewhere…

…and with our temperatures still in the 30’s, it won’t be going anywhere for a while.

IGLOO update!

The completed igloo

SuperDad worked really hard on his igoo. Unfortunately, the blocks were no longer holding together by the end — he’d make a block of snow and it would fall apart. About this time he decided that if the Eskimos had known about thatched roofs, they would have used them!  SnakeMaster assures me that it is warm inside!
This picture was taken when it started snowing again on Monday. Luckily, that snow turned out to be “just a skiff” and the kids are back in school, albeit on a one-hour delay all week.

14 responses to “What is it Wednesday (and an igloo update)

  1. …and you’re slated to get more of this stuff?
    I like the igloo!

  2. I was wondering how he was going to make the roof. It looks impossible. I’m sure the Eskimos cheated somehow. 😉

  3. That igloo is tooooooo cool! I should have suggested THAT to my kids instead of a snowman! LOL! Our neighborhood (and yard) are still looking quite similar…. we NEED some warmer temps!

  4. To solidify the Igloo you can break out the garden hose, if you can find it in all the snow, and give a squirt to give a layer of ice to the whole outside. Now I am not Inuit or and engineer, but that is my brilliant idea.

    We only have about a foot of snow right now. But our temps are supposed to go into the 40s all week. Where is Spring?

  5. Looks reaaally cold to me! I guess I´ll be satisfied with our 90° weather now. 🙂 Sorry….
    I do hope it warms up for you soon. That would mean it would cool off for us and that´s good too.
    Love the finished igloo!

  6. The Inuit (Eskimos) don’t need to worry about blocks falling apart, it is so cold up there. They also use a knife to cut the blocks from the snow pack, no forming them in buckets 😉

    Your cinnamon sticks look waxy, why?

  7. Looks like we live in the same neck of the woods. I’m in Northern VA just outside the beltway. We built a fort and a cave. Love the igloo! That’s awesome.

  8. Boy was I way off. LOL I can’t believe all the snow. How ingenious with the roof of the igloo. I’d love to see the inside. Any chance of a picture from there?

  9. I would never have guessed that.

  10. You’ve run with the What It Is Wednesday! that made me smile 🙂

  11. Great snow and igloo pics.. looks like they’ve been having fun. 🙂

  12. If your hubby pours water over the igloo just before the next freeze, that thing will stay in your yard for at least a week after all the other snow has gone …

  13. Oh, brrrrrrr! It was 70 degrees here today. Don’t hate me!