It's hard to believe, these pictures were taken almost 4 years ago.
This was our house in Austria when it was still white. (We painted it green in 2007 - or was it 2008...)
Anyways, the winter of 2006 was a tuff one.
The snow started falling in November and it seemed it never stopped till february.
I mean it didn't continuously snow, the problem was that we didn't have a single thawing period in between.
So the snow kept piling up on the roofs...
We were practically snowed in and we were afraid that the truss would not be able to hold the weight of the snow any longer.
It was an older house and the beams just didn't look strong enough to me.
A lot of people seemed to have the same problem, some got help from the fire department to clear the roofs of snow and some had to go up there themselves.
I was one of the latter.
Can you see me up next to the chimney???
And look at the driveway, there was no way of coming through anymore.
It was quiet scary at the beginning but then my fear got replaced by despair.
There was SO MUCH SNOW!
And it was heavy too.
I think I was up there close to four hours that day and got most of it off. At least at the most crucial places.
I couldn't free the gutters from all the ice though, but that didn't matter anyways, they were already destroyed.
I will never forget that day.
I had never seen so much snow in my life before... at least not on a roof!
Today's the last of the christmas holidays here in Sweden (and most of europe).
It's snowing, grey and cold outside.
AND we are under the weather meaning we somehow managed to catch a cold.
We are sneezing and sniffing and didn't sleep well for two nights in a row, it's no fun.
Tomorrow school starts again and I really hope I'll feel better then.
I was hoping for some sunshine today so I could go out with the camera... no luck so far.
But I am not complaining, life's good in general.