My lovely wife normally goes to work first in the morning and will let me sleep in if I have been a good boy. On this morning, April 1st 1997, she came back to bed rather quickly and said... "Honey, it is snowing really badly so I am going to stay home today." Of course I thought to myself... HA! I am not falling for this April fools joke so I just rolled over and closed my eyes.

Well the joke was on me. That morning 48 inches of snow fell in my yard. We couldn't open our kitchen door. I had to climb out through our back porch and wade around to the door and dig it out. Here you can see just how deep the Beast was buried as my wife snapped some shots of me just after clearing a path to our door.