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The heavy snow the night before had covered the neighborhood in a thick layer of snow and glazed ice The extreme cold followed by rain prevented anyone from going outside for long periods of time At night the wind howled and made the windows rattle like a banshee The ice was not suitable to make snowmen or snowballs It would have been a boring winter if my dad had not come up with the idea to make an igloo I thought this would be cool since I had only seen igloos on TV We put on our coats and boots and ran outside First thing that I noticed when I went outside was my face was freezing I could also see my breath freeze in midair This didnt stop me from building and igloo though I also noticed how quiet it was No one was outside and I only heard a bird chirp once in a while The only other noise was the cars passing by every once in a while on Berry Rd The first thing we did was decide where the igloo would go Since most of our front yard is a hill we put it in our neighbors front yard next to the driveway To thank them for lending us part of their yard we cleared the snow and ice from their driveway and used them to make ice blocks We used a shovel to cut out the blocks of ice We used those for our igloo construction First we started making a ring of large blocks with a two foot opening on one side While my dad cut ice blocks my brother and I stacked them on top of one another The blocks were not all square because they sometimes cracked in half when they were cut out of the snow The day progressed and we continued to work my nose was constantly running and began freezing on my face As
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