Whew. Two feet of snow in Pittsburgh this weekend. Ridiculous.
I made it to The Boy’s house in Southside Friday night around 6PM. The snow was just beginning, a slush forming on Carson Street.
Saturday morning we woke up to insane amounts of snow blanketing the streets. Two trees were down on The Boy’s street, one of which was hanging precariously over his car. We took matters into our own hands and shoveled and sawed, freeing his car from any type of damage. I mostly observed and took photos of course (those are on another camera – coming soon!). After this adventure, we trekked down to Carson Street and ended up joining the crowd at a packed and jovial Fathead’s. Clearly everyone there was a local with nothing better to do than drink. That is the Southside for you 🙂
I finally decided to make my way home Sunday morning. I shoveled out and began a harrowing drive to Shadyside. Horrible. Carson Street was horrid, Forbes Ave was horrid, Fifth Ave was horrid, all side streets in Shadyside were horrid. I miraculously made it to my street and somehow found a semi cleared spot in which to wedge my car. I finally took a breathe as I turned off the engine and vowed not to drive again until I could see some pavement.
I trudged to my building and found a huge tree blocking the entrance. Fabulous. Luckily, other residents had formed a tiny path to a side door. To note, this path also contained a down tree. This one was smaller though and could be climbed over. Lovely.
I threw down my things and have barely left the apartment since. I was able to work from home today but will likely be hiking to the East Busway tomorrow morning in an attempt to make it downtown.
I did make my way outside today for a quick grocery and gym run. Cleared sidewalks (and roads) are hit or miss around these parts, but I made it. Here are some photos from my journey. Please note this is 48+ hours after the storm and not much in Shadyside has been touched. I saw no fewer than five cars stuck, wheels spinning. Most got moving eventually though a few required a good push from some willing bystanders.
I did cook a bit with my time! Stay tuned for a few new recipes 🙂