The average snow depth is now 13" here in Farmersville. I can find areas that are lots deeper - and a few that are less - but this seems a number I would use to explain how much snow we have. More than a foot! That's very rare here in southwest Ohio. And we have not had a moment's break since the first storm on 02/05/10.
This shot (below) is looking out our driveway towards Clayton Road. You can see my single path to civilization. Our connection is thin at best.
Finally, the concrete bench we have on the back patio is nearly buried. About 4 p.m. we began losing our DirecTV signal and I went out, dug a path on the opposite side of the porch and brushed the snow out of the dish. That fixed it. A word to the wise: don't mount satellite dishes on the roof or where they're inaccessible. At least not in snowy climates. If you do, you'll have to wait for the snow to melt before you can watch TV again. And with the winter Olympics underway, TV is not something we want to miss.