Imagine, if you can, just the tips of these trees sticking out of the snow. This picture was taken three weeks after our little "storm of 2011"there.
When I awoke this AM I thought it was a little cool in here so I checked the thermostat and said Oh-Oh! It was down to 54 degrees. I fired up the gas oven which really warmed the place up.
After I tried to relight the pilot with no luck I called a neighbor and in no time it was relit. As I waited for the fan to come on it was obvious that the fire went back out. I called a repairman and told him the problem and said that the combustion air inlet was plugged with snow. He then explained how it was in the double walled pipe vent that went up to the roof. SO!, how do I get the snow off of the roof. It took me several tries but I finally made it out of the driveway and unto the unplowed street. Soon I found a couple of guys who would remove the snow and help me out, without charging an arm and a leg.