Realism: The practice of accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it accordingly.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snow Day!

School was called off due to weather so it was a snow day here in Oakwood. The photo was taken by our neighbor, Sally from her house up the narrow, curving lane to our house, Bleakwood. By her wind shelter measurement we received 15" of snow. This was driven by 40 mile per hour winds whipping off the lake. All the snow that falls on the ice of Fountain Lake eventually ends up in my driveway. The drifts were bad. I have a 4-wheel drive Ford Ranger, but today that was not an option. There were no fool hearty runs to a cafe for breakfast and coffee. While Lorna baked cookies, I got out the shovels and the Husqvarna and blew snow off our sidewalk and driveway, and then over and did the neighbor's. The plows finally made it through in mid-afternoon, so now we are free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are... free at last!

Hello Winter, (hello, hello) how'd things go for you today? The temperature is falling fast to -8 tonight with -28 wind chill. Tomorrow will not be a day for moving snow. And besides that, I am one sore puppy. And tomorrow will be worse. Time to fire up the whirlpool jets!


Justine Valinotti said...

You should make that photo your Christmas card this year. I, for one, would be happy to see a card with a photo like that.

Being a New Yorker, I like looking at mounds of snow better than having to live with them.

Margadant said...

Thank you for taking the lead in welcoming the winter season. It seems we've had the honor too many times.

While you were home-bound I was combating a couple of fluffy inches of snow, a moderate breeze, and a sunny sky. Granted, it was very cold, but I ran down to the USFS office in Custer via the highways through the Hills at highway speed. An excellent jaunt out of the office and the pines where at their best wearing a coat of snow.