Friday, January 15, 2016

A new interstate highway just off of Old Cougar Road

 Here I am, blazing a trail through 16 inches of wet snow to the satellite dishes.  We won't need to put on our snowshoes to clean off the dishes anymore!  Yay!

I've never used a snow blower before or tried driving a machine that has a right and a left clutch so it took me a while to figure it out.  Travis helped us assemble the machine and gave me some training on how to use it.  That helped a lot.

Now if I can just figure out a way to get it up to the deck.....

Sunday, January 10, 2016

A normal January

Since the New Year's festivities, we have been moving a lot of snow around, bringing in firewood and resuming our Cougar Creek Band rehearsals every Tuesday.  I am back to my Jazz Keyboard studies and year two of my Dick Grove Music Theory Course.  In other words, it's back to normal around here.

There's a lot of snow to move around.  We have had a lot of help from Jens, Mathis and Joe.  I don't know what we would do without them.  They have shoveled the barn roof, the house roof, the walkways and the deck - more than once.

We did make the decision to purchase a snow blower and it's on it's way.  (It started out in Ohio and went to Chicago and today it is in Spokane.  Snow blowers don't move very fast)

The good news.  It hasn't snowed since I placed the order. This could mean it's the end of the snow season for us and that would be alright with me.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Taj Mahal of Sled Run Ramps

We had a new and improved sled run ramp this year thanks to Jens and Mathis.  It came with not one, but two sets of stairs up to the ramp.  It was iced down with five spray bottles of water.  It was the most awesome sled run ever!

Mr. Kody loves the snow.  Maggie thinks he is strange.

Who is going to race next?

Stirring up some snow ice cream.

It's finally New Year's Eve and everything is ready.

The bonfire is burning and we have lots of fuel.  The lawn chairs have been brought up from the barn.  It wasn't easy as the ground heaves with the frost and the door barely has room to open.  Plus, the snow in the path to the barn is a little bit deep.  Thanks guys!

What a beautiful ramp in the light of the lantern.  It was about 23 degrees and a perfect night for sledding.

I think my Christmas tree thinks we have enough snow already.

There was some fun conversation around the fire until it was time to go inside and sing some songs.

Happy New Year!