Friday, January 08, 2010

Praying for Daylight

Well, friends, here we are again. Remember the picture below of the six foot drift that hasn't changed since it landed? Well, it's now taller. And wider. And surrounded by more drifts so I can't get to a good place to photograph it without making my way through waist-deep snow.

And it COLD. -6 F or something like that.

And our furnace isn't working.

And our lane is drifted completey shut.

But, hey! Our power is still on, so we can have space heaters going to take out the chill. And both the satelites are working, so I can blog and watch Food network.

We have a really good barn, so my horses don't have to be out in this brutal weather. (Bubba is an Arabian, you know, so he's not cut out for this kind of stuff.)

The wind finally quit blowing. AND we have a Good Neighbor who will be coming to help dig us out some time today.

We are safe at home, not out on the roads. Except for my brother-in-law who is stranded at a truck stop in Iowa, but he's been there and done that before, so I trust he's hanging in there until he can get back on the road and head for home.

And I had the opportunity to photograph some very impressive sun dogs yesterday. I'll be posting them as soon as I get them developed. (Still haven't gone digital).

So there you have it: the bad news and the good news.

Happy Friday, Everyone!


Ralph said...

The furnace isn't working and it's minus 6 that statement will most likely keep me out of Nebraska - at least until late Spring.

Shirley said...

Hope you have been dug out by now and your furnace is now working again!!