Saturday, April 18, 2009

Another thrilling 3 days.....

What is it about a forecast of lots of snow and the thought of being stuck inside the house for three days that makes people just have to get out and go someplace, or after you've been stuck for days, why do you have to hurry out just as soon as there's a little bit of a break in the storm. Is it just because you have to prove to yourself that you can get out? That you're not really stuck?

We had a situation like that Friday morning. It had started snowing Thursday night, there was already about a foot of snow on the ground and Clyde got out and scraped the driveway. That way it wouldn't be too heavy to move like it would be if he didn't do it until the storm was over.

So, I had a movie to return to the library, and we decided to go. Couldn't be too bad. I mean it was only about a foot so far. And visibility was pretty good. So we loaded up Amanda, the dog, and took off.

Above is what it looked like on the way to Monument. Pretty good visibility.

The above picture is what it looked like when we were coming back from Monument. The weather had clamped down on us, and was getting worse. And the snow was coming down faster and heavier. This is a plowed road, we still had three miles of unplowed dirt road to travel, and the snow was heavy, wet, and grabbed the truck tires. Got home, and settled in for the long winter's night.

This picture below, is Clyde moving snow on Friday morning. It's now Saturday, and it snowed all day yesterday and all night, and it's still snowing. Guess he has more to move before we can get out of the driveway.

This is what Amanda looked like every time she came into the house for the past three days. I've done a lot of mopping up after her. She just loves to go out and lay in the snow, until she looks like a lump of snow. It's just what she does.

And the picture below, is Cream, the cat, enjoying her view of the snow without ever having to deal with it. She just loves being inside where it's warm and dry!

And one of the trees close to the house snapped off because of the heavy snow. Luckily it didn't hit anything, and broke off high enough that it didn't take down the fence either.

And, I've gotten homework done today, since I couldn't make it to class. Not too shabby. Enjoy your week!


Rachel said...

Great pictures!!!

Gina said...

Love the pics of Amanda!