I’m a day late with this post – oh well. It was that kind of week.
Yesterday, despite my objections, we went to Missoula. Why did I object you ask? Oh because there was a nice new layer of snow on the ground of about a foot with more predicted to arrive just as we would be driving home. But Mr. I Can Drive In Snow, Mr. I’ve Been Driving in This Weather All My Life said it would be no problem.
It was one of the worst drives I have ever experienced. We came back on Route 90 with barely any visibility. You could not make out a lane. No way to tell where the road began or ended. And then the big rigs. They didn’t care – just flying along as if it were a bright sunny day. Idiots. When one of them passed it was like being engulfed in a snow tornado. Of course if you ask him he’ll be all, “it wasn’t THAT bad.”
We went to the eye doctor. My prescription needed changing – the prisms that keep my double vision in some sort of check needed strengthening. I was told when this all began that these prisms would only work for so long and I would eventually need an operation on my eyes. Now with two brain surgeries behind me you would not think I would be fearing another operation and ordinarily I don’t think I would but with this one they have to wake you up midway through, sit you up and make sure that they haven’t made you permanently cross-eyed. THIS SCARES ME HALF TO DEATH. I have no fear of unconscious but waking me up – no, not in favor of that.
And back to that snowstorm, yes it did lay down more snow. We ended up with 18″. He’s out plowing again right now. I do not have photos. I am tired of snow photos. I will however have to shovel paths for the goats as 18″ of snow will be too much for their little legs. It would bury Bernadette. When I put them in the barn on Sunday – the day it began snowing (THIS TIME) – I wrote on Pricilla’s blog that they were goatsicles.
Would you not agree from looking at that photo? Poor things were just coated in little ice balls from where the snow melted on them and then froze over. We are getting another Polar Vortex and will be seeing temps below zero again. I can deal but I worry about the goats. The younger ones seem to manage just fine but Pricilla, poor Pricilla is not handling this winter well at all. I know I’ve written ad nauseum to that but I am so very worried about her.
I’ve got her coat back on her but she really does not like it. It was so funny – I went in the barn yesterday and she was naked. She looked up at me all proud of herself. I shook my head and went to find her coat to put it back on her. I couldn’t find it! She had buried it in the hay! It went right back on her – she is going to need it with the temperatures coming up. It will be interesting to see if it is on her when I go into the barn this morning….
Other than endless snow news I have been drowning in favor soaps. I tied soaps up almost every day last week. I had a rash of orders for weddings, a couple of baby showers and one trade show. It’s a good thing but it’s funny how things come in all in a jumble.
So I leave you with one photo of the hubby who enjoys this crazy snow. He is out plowing again as I type this. He loves this kind of weather and is looking forward to some cross country skiing or snowshoeing this weekend. Me? I’ll be tying up little soaps….