Well, I've managed to spend time with the family and get my wife's car back in the garage (which was no small feat). I also did oil changes in all our daily drivers while I was at it. Today we have some friends coming over for New Years Eve. There may be some time for the Corvette on Sunday or Monday - time will tell!
Also, in case you were wondering what the weather has been like lately, we got dumped on with 18" of wet heavy snow Thursday night. Normally during big storms like this I'd plow about halfway through the storm but they were only forecasting 6"-8". I was rather surprised when I looked out the window Friday morning.
Cleaning it all up took a while on Friday, it was quite a mess. The stuff instantly packed like ice under the tires of my truck which made it virtually impossible to push the snow around. Ultimately, it took a bulldozer, two plow trucks and a large garden tractor to get it all cleaned up. Thankfully I have family nearby with the right equipment for the job.
Apparently the storm experienced what meteorologists call "bombogenesis". Basically, the storm blows up and intensifies very rapidly to near tropical-storm intensity. We got thundersnow (thunder and lightening during a snowstorm) with snowfall rates of 4"-6" per hour. According to the national weather service snowfall rates of 4" per hour are rare and very significant, snowfall rates of 6" per hour are extraordinary. Lucky us!