Today’s fitness activity will be snow shoveling, not running! We got 2 ft. of snow overnight & it’s still coming down thickly. It’s blowing like crazy (white-out, snow blindness conditions), so I’m not motivated to go outdoors & take pictures. The above photo, taken previously, is what 12″ of snow looks like. Double that & you’ll have what we’ve got right now :-)
We won’t plow out until it stops, which forecasters predict in the next few hours? I will need to put on my snowpants & raincoat then, as the snowdrifts are up to my hips. Shoveling a pathway to the chicken coop will be first, as the hens will be thirsty (their water froze solid overnight). Shoveling to the woodshed will be next, so the woodstoves can continue to be well stoked. Our propane heaters shut off last night when the snow against the house became so deep as to cover up the exhaust vents (automatic safety feature). Perhaps I can just dig out the vents & they will start up again? It’s never happened before, so we might have to look for the instruction manuals. Despite 50 to 60mph wind gusts, the power continues to stay on. I’m amazed & thankful for that bit of luck!
Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the beautiful views out my windows while I drink coffee (only 1 mug tho, as I try to reduce my caffeine, drat!) read magazines & consider making a hot soup for lunch. This is the best snow day we’ve had in a very long time :-)