Monday at six a.m. I left the house to drive down to Massachusetts to pick up my lovely wife. She spent the night at my daughter's house. She and my daughter had flown to Texas to surprise my wife's father on his 80th birthday and just got back last Sunday.
I lucked out as the weather was still good. A snowstorm was predicted to arrive either late Monday or early Tuesday. Traffic was light and I made good time. After a short visit we slowly made our way north. Christmas shopping along the way induced delay. That was to be expected.
I am responsible for delaying us even more. We drove by my cousin's place in the town south of us. His lights were on and it was pool night. I decided to stop in and shoot a few games. One thing led to another and we barely got in before midnight. It was a long day.
While I was happy to see my lovely wife again, our dog was even more excited. She was pretty confused while my lovely wife was away. The poor dog would get up in the middle of the night and wander the house looking for her.
Tuesday morning the snow was coming down. I hauled in more fuel for the woodstove and noticed the pile was getting low. The local lumber yard had free delivery of the pressed fiber fuel blocks if you buy it a pallet at a time. They will be able to deliver it tomorrow. Beats the heck out of cutting up trees with a chainsaw. We'll be heading out at the beginning of the year, so I won't need any more after this next load. In fact, there should be plenty left for when we get back.
It snowed all day Tuesday and I didn't even bother shoveling. Since we didn't have to be anywhere, I decided to wait until the town was done plowing. That way it only has to be shoveled once. During the winter, my vehicles are parked in the upper driveway, just off the town road. Most of my lower driveway is abandoned and only a walking path gets cleared.
I hope I don't regret staying until after the holidays. At least this snow makes it look like Christmas. It may even help keep my water line from freezing when the really cold temperatures move in. Snow is actually pretty good insulation.
When my aunt lived in Massachusetts, they banked their houses with snow and pine boughs.ReplyDelete
There are still folks around here that do that. I've friends who's house is build on piers. Without snow the wind blows right under the house, so this storm is good for them.Delete
Our snow here lasted about a day and a half. Now it's just cold. In the low 20's this morning. My power bill is going to be out of sight. I hate heat pumps.ReplyDelete
I got well over a foot and more is coming down.Delete
Glad the wife had a good trip and visit. Traveling safely is always a good thing, as is staying put in the snow.ReplyDelete
I love being retired and having the choice not to shovel at the height of storm.Delete
I lived half my life up north and just loved the snow. Would invent reasons to go out on snowy nights.ReplyDelete
If my lungs were better I'd enjoy it a lot more. Sure is pretty.Delete
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