— Missy Thomason, Ottumwa
My son [took] my parents' snow blower all the way from Clem Street up Benton and to our place on Frank Street and about half way up Frank street. He and a neighbor boy also helped several people who got their cars stuck off and on all day.
My crazy puppy went crazy playing in the snow late Tuesday night ... She didn't even care that it came up to her back!
— Jamie Morford Buseman, Ottumwa
We live west of Eldon. Our nephew cleared a path with a skid loader yesterday afternoon so they could get out this morning and go to work. Then this morning the County finally were able to come through with a pickup and blade. No mail or courier since Tuesday.
— Janice Elder Albert, Eldon
Day started (Wed.) with a four foot drift in front of door and the door refused to open more than four inches. Dog looked out and refused to exit. Dachshunds are not particular fond of snow at least ours isn't. He elected to wait inside until the landlords came along and shoveled us out.Thank heavens for wonderful landlords, Beth and Allen Ware. Our funance supplied great heat throughout the storm but the toliet refused to work and in the mist of things it had to be replaced again, we thank those good landlords.
— Marlyn Robinson, Ottumwa
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