Thank you guys.
In truth, yesterday morning snow wasn't all that hard to shovel, it was the light, dry, crispy kind which we could call "Cartizze" powder (Cartizze is an Italian champagne-like wine, ehehehe)...and besides, I had only to clean enough to allow the car out (a patch of about 1mt wide x50cm long x30cm deep. And to brush the car. All in all a 10 minutes workout.
All the hard work was done during the day by my 70 y.o. father and mother, unknowingly to me while I was at work.
For which I feel ashamed (but there was no other choice, now that I see it their way...I'm not 100% yet, and the doc would have me certified insane had I shovelled all the snow away).
BTW, the temps have arisen and now the snow is melting away already!!!
As for me skiing, alas no chance.
Authorities consuelled against travelling around if not strictly necessary, and the closest ski area was closed b/c of "too much snow" !!!!!!
That aside, I must still take it very cautiously,of all years it could have happenedit was to be this year!!!! Such a snowfall will not repeat itself for other 20 years!!!
Oh well, I'm happy enough, I console myself watching out of the windows and daydreaming. That's enough for now to make me happy.
Another bunch of pictures, taken yesterday evening...
The railroad at the village's railway station:http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/1553/11414619ip.jpg
Notice that the rails are two, only one was kept operating, the other, on the picture right, was totally drowned in the snow!!!!
the garden furnitures :http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/5388/11414754yo.jpg