I'm not going anywhere until Wednesday. We got a good snow Friday night, then it hasn't gotten any warmer than the mid twenties during the day. So, the snow isn't melting. One of the disadvantages, if you think of it that way, to living on a mountain is that the road going down is steep.
We got about six inches here , and that's not a lot. But we got freezing rain Friday night, for a couple of hours, before it turned to snow. So that is under the snow. Try going down a steep grade on that stuff, and life can get interesting really quickly.
In years past, I always left a vehicle down on the county road. Had to walk about a mile and a half to get to it, but I could get into town if I needed to once the county road melted off. I didn't even bother this time. Just left the Jeep on the parking pad.
The kids have enjoyed the snow. They've been taking all the dogs down the mountain and up into the woods for walks.
Cold weather clothing is not in short supply here. This year, we bought both kids good cold weather coverall's. They can use them up North as well as on their visits down here. The kind of gear is good to carry in the car with you up there. We've already had one incident late at night where my daughter was out on the road and freezing rain shut down the highway.
Keeping the barn (partially), the house, the shop and the apartment warm in single digits uses a lot of energy. There's nothing I can do about it. I need all that climate controlled space for working areas and storage. I bought kerosene for the backup heaters before the storm got here. $5.00 a gallon. Glad I didn't have to use it.
Great sledding weather, though. The snow is frozen solid. You can start at the top of the meadow and ride all the way down to the Jeep trail. You have to roll off there, or you will hurtle into some trees. I guess it adds spice to the game.
Well, I need to go down to the mailbox, so I will finish on up here. I'm not looking forward to the trek, but I do need to check the mail once in awhile.
You have to see the mountains when there's snow on the ground, a big moon, and a clear night. The artist got the feel of it just right.