I got out early and dug my escape path better than I'd done yesterday. It looks like a trench! The banks are 23 inches high.
The sky was blue today but there was not much heat in the sun. At one stage it got as hot as freezing and some melting started. It made pretty icicles from my awning.
There have been some roof collapses due to the weight of the snow. Experts were advising homeowners with flat roofs to check the "integrity" of their roof. I don't know how you are meant to do that – putting a ladder up on a base of snow and ice doesn't seem very wise to me. Anyway – we don't own a ladder but we do have a flat roof.
By hanging out over the deck I can see that there is a lot of snow up there. The downpipe was frozen solid this morning so any melt would not be running off. By this afternoon the pipe had thawed enough to allow a trickle out.
Oh joy! – the weatherman just said we might get another storm Tuesday/Wednesday, with up to 5 more inches! The manservant is due back on Wednesday….. At least with him away I don't have to watch the Super Bowl tonight!