It's still cold outside. I did the necessary chores and came back inside. Since then I've been doing everything but what I need to do. There's a whole lot of paperwork I need to get through, but I've been stalling. I tried to watch one of the really terrible "made for tv" movies on the Science Fiction channel but had to give it up. The show was just too cheesy, even for me.
I haven't picked up the mail in two days, and I'm not going to pick it up today. Driving down the mountain and doing the gate is too big a pill, and it's too cold to walk. I thought I'd drive into town today, if only to have lunch somewhere, but I got up too late. There were coyotes last night, so my dogs kept me awake raising hell and I didn't get much sleep. That meant I slept in way too late today. I'm trying not to do that.
The next thing to come down the pike here will be snow. If only just to get out, we'll be going to town when it snows.
The end result of that will be hauling stuff up the mountain on a sled. I have a big metal and wood "real sled" but this little cheap kids sled works fine if you just have a few packages from the grocery store.
If we are expecting a big snow, I park a couple of the vehicles down by the hard surface road. My trail down the mountain, and the forest service gravel road it connects to, are impassable in the snow because they are very steep. If the snow starts to melt during the day, then refreezes at night, you get ice and even four wheel drive won't hold you steady on a sloping surface covered with ice.
The first snow is usually just after Thanksgiving. The Weather Channel says this will be a harder winter than we are used to, more like the winters we got here in the 1980's.
If so, I'll have some better snow pictures to post than these. This is considered a moderate snow. When we get a two or three day storm, the snow is much higher. I suppose it's this really cold weather that has got me wondering if I have everything I need up here for this type of weather. I should have, after all these years, but I am not infallible.