Saturday, February 09, 2019
I've always said I've loved winter.
This week I am changing my mind.
Here is Charlie with his 'walking' rope going up the driveway after our last snow storm. My wonderful neighbor plowed us out again, and that night the winds blew portions of the lower driveway in. I shoveled part of it because I figured it wouldn't be a big deal.
Boy was that stuff packed in!
Let's face it. This one person with a little shovel wasn't going to clear it. I could use the skidsteer but I am a bit leery of it now. Machines and I don't like each other much.
So the neighbor said he'd come down and clean this up before he and his family left on their week long vacation.
I was all smiles about that until I just looked at the forecast for the next few days.
3-5 inches of snow and wintery mix on Sunday? Then additional 'stuff' on Monday eve through Tuesday. Um.
Rich has a PT appointment on Tuesday. It looks like the additional 'stuff' could be significant.
Plow with the skidsteer like crazy and make that appointment.
Don't go crazy and reschedule.
Call around and see if I can get someone to plow for me.
I like plan C.
I think I will mix up plan C with plan B.
Truthfully, I could probably get out with the big ol' Truck in most weather, but I prefer not to drive the truck. The 'Ru can handle most things.
But it is the driveway hill that strikes fear in my heart.
I guess I will just have to wait and see what comes at us this week.
My freezer is full and we have plenty of food and milk...well, I could use some more coffee.
Must always have coffee.
If I get stuck at home I can work on the calendar I was supposed to make for us. And one for the neighbor ... a small gift for all of their help.
I can practice some still life.
In fact. Things won't be that much different than they normally are.
Except ... well.
Except I will miss my neighbors dreadfully.
But I will be doing some chores each day. Feeding the goats and chickens. Checking on the snakes, rabbits, and the Madagascar Hissing Beetles.
Basil is staying with neighbor's mom.
I guess if the weather gets nasty I won't stress out. I'll reschedule the PT appointment and carry on as I always do.
Instead I will find ways to enjoy the winter weather.
The temperatures will be just about perfect for hiking and exploring, at least there will not be a Polar Vortex this week!