Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Even the gate keeper Corgi is up to his elbows in snow.  

There is so much snow, I've been feeding the birds by just putting the feed on the snowbanks. We've got Cardinals, Blue Jays, Finches, and Morning Doves.  There's even been a few Wood peckers. They were eating the seeds out of the Sunflowers I left up for them until the dogs pulled the heads off the stalks this week. 

Plow Boys are on my naughty list today. They were here in the wee hours of the morning to plow out the 4" or 5" of new snow we got all day yesterday.  I know..... I heard them. The driveway was proof, the tire marks where they pushed the snow into the yard and SANK the front end of their truck was also a tell tail sign. The snow was heavy and wet. The ground still hasn't frozen and with all the rain we got last week, driving on clay with a plow truck isn't the smartest thing to do.  That can all be fixed in the Spring. 

Last time they came during the day,  Plow Boy made a comment that it was really hard to get the snow away from in front of the garage................. not enough room, he needed a shorter truck....... I didn't know that was his way of telling me he was just going to plow the drive and not in front of the garages (yes, we have 2, actually 3, but one doesn't have a drive to it) Silly me, I thought he was apologizing for me having to shovel the 18" high drifts in front of the garage door that I knew his plow couldn't grab.  Since that pleasant exchange Plow Boy hasn't attempted to plow in front of the garage door.  I shoveled all the heavy wet snow out into the driveway so when Plow Boy comes back, he's gonna remove it one way or another.  I will be calling the office on Friday to find out what their plan "B" is to remove the snow in front of the garage doors from now on.  If he needs a shorter truck, it would be in his best interest talk to his boss, not me.......  I'll hand him the shovel and tell him to get busy.  Notice the marker post and how far past the marker post the snow is pushed. I wonder how long it took them to get the truck out of the dirt!  Yes, it is still snowing, raining and freezing, going back to snow this evening with more snow.  Driving is a real adventure.  More snow, rain and sleet to come Christmas night through the weekend.  WINTER  ................. Ya gotta love it to live here. 

Remember the reason for the season. Merry Christmas


Sue said...

Happy White Christmas from Muddy Missouri. All the white feet are now mud brown.

Brenda said...

Merry Christmas Pat! How awful what the plow boy did; good luck with getting things changed. Throw some snowballs their

Brenda said...

Merry Christmas Pat!

Dr. Quiltmom said...

are you using the floral as the cheddar? I love your selections! My mom used to work for UPS. She always says "It's nice, but it is brown!"