Like most of the country, our first real storm has come and gone and we’re eagerly awaiting what tonight (Tues) is going to bring. They are saying anything between 4 and 8 inches. A very friendly neighbor stopped by today and plowed our entire driveway and front lawn because he was nervous about tonight’s snow and Friday’s rain freezing us in like an ice cube. He tells me that getting rid of the existing snow and then leaving tonight’s on the ground is the best way to go. After it rains and freezes on Friday, plow again while there is still some material from tonight. Otherwise, he says we’ll need ice skates to get out of here. He spend part of the afternoon working free of charge. Nice guy.
Yesterday, as I was shoveling us out, I asked if Laura wanted to go for a ride in the truck. She, of course, said yes and was gracious enough to take pictures the entire way. Out of the almost 100 she took, I am going to post just a few below. She also grabbed some of me shoveling and playing around near the truck. What a help the truck has been here so far. I couldn’t imagine what I would be doing without it.
Okay, here we go.
This one is obviously me shoveling the driveway. By the time I was finished, I have to say it looked pretty good. I was laughing as my neighbor plowed right through all my work.
This is looking right out our driveway North, up the road. All the roads basically still look like this. As you get closer to town, they dry up, but for the most part, everything remains snow covered.
“Hey Baby Girl, get a picture of me locking the hubs on the truck!” By the time she was able to get the camera ready, I was already doing push-ups and laughing. Why? I do not know.
Voleman: “I used to live outside. I used to shovel driveways. I even had a girlfriend…or two. Now all I do is sit here and gain weight.”
After I put the truck in 4-wheel drive, we were ready to go. We both hopped in and I drove just a short distance out to the main road. The first shot is looking up the road. We didn’t go that way. We went down the road, turned around and came back in our road. The second and third shot is us driving down that one. It’s one mile long to the end and it’s dirt.
We have some pretty interesting houses on our road. This one is probably the oldest. I believe it’s an old farm house (style).
This is a camp that’s for sale, just a few properties up from us. It consists of 10 acres with a small cabin and trailer. The seller wants $25,000 for the package. Nice land going back to the same river I always talk about.
A bit further down the road on the way back to the house is a driveway that goes into the woods. We’re not quite sure what it goes to, but what we are sure of is how good it looks in the snow. If I had a snowmobile, I’d be ripping that thing up.
Voleman: “They’ve been gone for so long. And all I’ve done is sat here. Eating. And thinking.”