Drizzle, low clouds and swirling fog. I can barely see across the meadow to the tree line. Looking out the window this morning, I saw my two dogs standing out in the meadow, regarding a solid wall of fog. They usually go for a run in the morning but they decided to stay home today. No sense going out if they can't see where they are going.
I worked in the shop rearranging for awhile today, trying to make some more room in there. Then I came in and balanced statements. In a little bit, I'm taking the truck and driving down to the gate. My mom sent me an Omaha Steaks package, and I'm not carrying that back up the mountain on my shoulder. The days when I could do that are past.
People are not blogging as much as they do in the summer. That happens every winter. I have a list of blogs I really try to keep up with. Some have gone inactive, one went restricted access, and the rest have really slowed down. I can't say I haven't done the same myself. Must just be something about winter that saps the creative energies. Lethargy sets in and it's just easier to sit by the fire and do nothing.
I can spend time out in the apartment, cleaning rifles. I've got a little table there, where I can bring the guns in to clean and watch the news on television at the same time.
If I'm working at night, I listen to one of the shortwave radios, assuming propagation is good and I can pick up something worth listening too.
It's nice to have a kitchen on hand so I can make some coffee or a snack while I work. I find a little comfort does not come amiss, these days.
I remember not long ago doing a post about having to move groceries and other supplies up the mountain on a sled, if there has been snow and ice and we can't get the vehicles past the gate. I said I'd post a picture if I found one, and so here it is. This rarely happens to us, as we stay pretty well stocked up but sometimes, especially if there is ice, we need to make a trip to town. I have a bigger sled, wooden with steel runners, but the plastic is lighter.
I don't expect to be doing any of this any time soon, as there's no snow in the immediate forecast.
We are due for some heavy snow though, it's time for it to be coming in . I am trying to enjoy the relatively warm temperatures right now, especially after the bitter cold of last week.
This kind of scene is why we have to pull things up the mountain on a sled.