Kelly asked me if we (which really means l) could build a snow shelter in the garden, so I said that we could build a quinzee.
I began by pressing down the snow in the area where I planned to build the quinzee.
Then I heaped up the snow from around the area and used a shovel to press and shape the snow.
At this point I had to wait a couple of hours for the snow to freeze so the I could hollow out the quinzee.
I went into the shed to put the shovel back and noticed that the roof joists we bowed like a banana. This was due to the weight of snow on the roof. So I had to grab a ladder and the shovel and climb onto the roof and start shovelling away the snow., which was very compacted and over a metre deep (I had already cleared away the snow once earlier in the winter).
Unfortunately I hurt my back while clearing the snow and so was unable to complete the quinzee. Hopefully we can finish it next weekend.