I always think of these "Glimpses of life in Plain" posts while I am driving home for some reason. Well let's be honest, I have 35 miles to think, on windy mountain roads, so obviously there's some time to reflect there. Often while driving, I think, "WOW this drive is long today! I could make life so much easier if I lived closer to work..." Ahhh but I just don't think life would be as full somewhere else. But I digress. Long commute = lots of time to plan posts in my head about what life is like in Plain that, for the most part, never get written down. So I am going to write a few down. Because when I am old and my memory is failing perhaps these posts will jog a memory :). Or at least let my kids know what it was like back in the day!
I drive a 2002 Subaru WRX. We bought it used. It has over a hundred thousand miles on it. We sold our 1998 Subaru with 265K miles on it when we bought this WRX. I loved the old, and also love this new(er) one! (I was going to take a photo but I rarely remember to pull out my phone when I am faced with clearing 12 inches of snow off it when I leave work.) Anyway, this car gets me to where I need go, and rarely gets stuck. Well it hasn't been stuck yet anyway :)
This is a little part of my drive to work. It's long. Like 75 minutes long with two daycare drop-offs. Phew. And that's on a normal day :) In the snow it can take up to an hour and 45 minutes, like today!
See how nicely the roads were plowed this evening? We are in the middle of a sweet winter storm here in Plain. We had about 6 inches Monday, 6 more Monday night, and another 5-6 inches while I was at work on Tuesday. Now it's Thursday and I totally lost track of how much we've gotten. Feet, at least. Not counting in inches any more. I am lucky because Steve has been home to plow me out with the tractor. When he's not here..., let's just say I burn a lot of calories shoveling. Because I haven't had my tractor lesson yet :) Though I did master the walk-behind snow blower this evening.
I leave you with a few photos from our home yesterday. BEAUTIFUL.
|This was accumulation on the back porch, Monday thru Wednesday evening.|
|Guess who got to shovel it?|