Snow gauge, as of 1225:
Call it 4.75" Well past that now.
Still not the safest time to visit the back yard, so I'm making a new snow gauge and I'll get measurements out front, where there are fewer overhead wires -- and fewer snow-dumping trees. A few of the snowdumps have shaken the house, which I find less than reassuring.
I'm still trying to decide if I should turn up the thermostat or not. I don't keep it very warm in the winter, as I find that messes up my ability to adapt to the cold (it also drains my bank account). On the other hand, there's something to be said for going into supercold weather with as much warmth as possible.
Here's an updated view out the back door:
6 months ago