Dang it! The storm stopped around 1:30 pm, and the forecast said little chance of more, and the weather radar showed nothing on the way – so I shoveled our porch and walkway (about 18" of snow), and plowed our driveway.
Then I headed over (on the tractor) to our neighbor, Nick and Maria S. They have a long driveway and told me they had nobody arranged to plow them out, so I volunteered. On the drive over (about 2 miles on a 15 MPH tractor), it started to snow. By the time I got to their house, it was a full-on blizzard, with visibility down to 100' or so. I plowed them out as best I could see, and headed home.
I was frozen and soaked by the time I got back in the house, so I jumped right into a nice, hot shower. Fifteen minutes later, there was an inch of fresh snow on the ground – and it's still coming down hard.
Plowing the driveway this time was a much different experience than usual. Normally the only challenge is to scrape every square inch while marshaling all the snow off to the side. It's sort of a management problem: not taking too big a bite, having the blade angled right, etc. This time there was a completely different challenge: how to get the vast quantity of snow herded off to some place available to put it. There was a lot of snow to put somewhere! Next time we have a deep snowfall, I'm going to try starting out with the loader bucket, and use that to move the bulk of the snow off to some good place for a pile. Then I'll use the blade to finish it off nicely...