Yes, there's a branch stuck in that snow drift on the deck - one of several hundred that came flying down overnight in the strong, gusting winds - part of the clamor that kept me awake most of the night. I expect a lot of people in the area didn't get much sleep - it was way too noisy outside! Tonight it's a long hot soak in the tub and horse linament for me, and hitting the sack at 9 p.m. You can get a feel for just how much snow was deposited courtesy of relentless blowing and drifting from a classic nor'easter.
Here's what the front looks like now, after several hours of hard manual labor. Mr. Don, where are you when I need you?