These elk were at the entrance of our neighborhood.It really is just so beautiful; a completely different world than Texas (which I do miss very much)!
Skiing- So Much Fun!!!
Ice-Not So Fun!!!
Yes, that is definitely the downfall to this winter wonderland!! Ice builds up on the roof and Kyle has to get up there and break it all down. Ice covers the back porch and we shovel all we can and sprinkle salt. Ice packs down the driveway and then you spend hours chipping away at it and shoveling it to the side. Every time it snows Kyle has to get on the 4 wheeler and plow it so it doesn't pack into ice. It's a lot of work to live here! I must admit Kyle does most of it but I do try to help here and there.
Today I decided to get out of the house and take Keaton to the library. I can't just go jump in my car and head out. I had to get it started with the defrost on to melt some of the ice and go out there with my little ice tool (I don't know what its called) and clear all the snow and ice from the windows so I could see. After we were good to go I slowly backed out so I wouldn't slip and slide all the way down our long driveway! Our driveway is also at an incline so that doesn't help at all!
I drove to the library successfully but on the way home I was approaching a roundabout thing that you're to yield at so the other cars already circling can continue by. I saw a car coming around the circle so I slowly braked (slowly is supposed to be the key on ice) but my tires started spinning and I kept going forward. Granted I was going slow so it wouldn't have been a huge collision but it scared the crap out of me! I started screaming and honked my horn so they would know I couldn't stop and was headed their way. Luckily nothing happened but I couldn't wait to get home!
Then as I turned into the driveway (happy to be off the roads) my tires started spinning. GREAT! So I calmly put it in 4 wheel high like I was taught and eased forward. My back end starts fishtailing into the snow so I stopped and walked the rest of the way up to our house with Keaton, the diaper bag and our library findings in hand. I figured Kyle can get it out much easier than I can once he gets home tonight!
Geez, no wonder everyone hunkers down inside this time of year!