What a week…
With a good snowstorm being in the forecast for Sunday night the kids knew they would be stuck her for the day. They also knew that I have never, not gone to work due to the weather. It might take me a while but four-wheel drive and light foot will do a lot for you. Since they both figured I would be heading to work on Monday they both took off Sunday to spend the night with friends. Little did we realize just how bad things were going to get.
I woke up at 4:00 on Monday morning to a real mess. For the first time ever, I was I was not willing to make the drive. I called my boss and we both agreed to close the factory we run.
It’s Wednesday night and things are not much better. We worked a half day Tuesday and had a late start today. Most of the main roads are clear but all our little backcountry roads are hit and miss.
Jet, Bo (the horses) and Pancake (Matt’s calf) have been stuck in the barn since Sunday night but they seem to be happy to be out of the cold, snow and ice. It’s been a bit challenge to keep them in water and get them fed twice a day while still working and running to see the kids and deliver clean clothes.
The picture above was taken this morning just as the sun was coming up. It appears to be a frozen lake but is actually a photo of the pasture just outside my living room window. It’s basically about seven inches of snow with about an eighth of an inch of ice over top of it. I was actually able to walk on it without breaking through.
School has been closed all week and it’s canceled for tomorrow too. Maybe, things will thaw out a bit more tomorrow and I can get my kids back home and let the animals out of the barn. I’m not holding my breath considering the five day forecast.
But, thank goodness for four-wheel drive and friends.