Oh my goodness...day six and we are still snowed in. We actually saw a snow-plow drive by the house yesterday afternoon for the first time and jumped out of our chairs and cheered. I pulled on my boots and mittens and trudged out the door to find, with mild disappointment, that the effort hadn't done much to improve the road conditions. Just sort of cleared the top layer and left the ice sheet that was underneath it. More suitable for ice-skating than for driving.
The Mister has managed, with 4WD, to get back and forth to work though, and even picked up a few groceries, but beyond that, he hasn't ventured further than necessary. He knows when to leave "well-enough" alone.
Schools remain closed, but the delivery vans and postal trucks are chained-up and making their usual rounds, so I've been able to get your Internet orders shipped out and on their merry way thanks to their perserverance. It cannot be easy for them and we are grateful and appreciative and admire their bravery. Please note: I have not been able to get to the Post Office, which for me is about a ten mile drive into town, therefore I am sorry to say, mail-orders will be delayed. We do what we can.
It's been in the teens and twenties so far this week with very little thaw. No one seems to know when this "cold snap" will end, or if Winter is just getting started early with a bang. Freezing rain is in the forcast for this afternoon. I can only imagine what new *fun* that will bring. A horse-drawn sleigh is probably our best bet at this point. And so appropos given the season!
I'm not really complaining though, but rather reporting on our neck of the woods. As always, our thoughts and prayers are with those who are suffering serious hardships due to weather and other disasters. Hugs and peace to all.