But I feel better. Like I used to feel after running the 3 mile physical fitness test run
It has been a tough week. I believe the last time I could have gotten out of here was last Sunday. Since then, it would have been in the too hard category, both because of the ice and because physically I wasn't up to the hike. It's just as well I didn't need to leave the mountain top.
More snow again last night, on top of all the ice that was already covering everything. It's supposed to warm up some this weekend, so I should be able to hike out to the main road soon. When I'll be able to get a vehicle up here is another matter altogether.
Taking care of the animals was the primary difficulty this time around with the weather. It was really cold outside, so they needed frequent feeding and watering, and I was keeping the dogs inside at night. So, periodically, I had to get up, bundle up, and go do that. It really doesn't matter how well you feel or don't, some things have to be done to keep everything balanced and on track.
Right now, the woods are virtually impassable. The snow is covering that layer of ice. Trying to walk on that, through the brush, would be a real chore. It's dangerous, as well. A lot of the pine trees are loaded with heavy, wet snow and you can never tell when one of them will just go over.
So far, the power at my place hasn't failed during the whole series of "winter events." That's the first time the grid here has withstood ice successfully that I can remember. Of course, this little niche in the map is the only place that can say that, so it was really luck. We didn't get nearly the amount of ice most of the mountains got.
Well, this was just a short post to let everyone know I yet live. I was considering drafting a "Harry croaked" message there for awhile, for the wife to transmit just in case. I have always been whiny about being sick though. Most things I can handle with aplomb but I don't do "ill" very well. We all have our flaws.