Monday, December 15, 2008

The Leftovers

"DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS WILL CONTINUE TODAY..WINDS TODAY WILL BE NW AT 15 TO 20 MPH WITH A FEW GUSTS AND THESE SPEEDS COMBINED WITH BITTERLY COLD TEMPS WILL RESULT IN WIND CHILLS IN THE 25 TO 40 BELOW ZERO RANGE THROUGH EARLY EVENING."



The storm is over. The wind died down sometime during the night and this morning dawned bright and sunny but bitterly cold. I spent the morning blowing snow off the deck and cleaning off the concrete in front of the driveway. Ole's been out in the tractor cleaning out the driveway and had to run the half mile into town to get gas before he was done. Unfortunately on his way home from the gas station he got a flat tire. Definitely not the kind of weather to have a flat, and on a tractor yet. He drove the tractor home on the flat, pulled it off the tractor, dumped it in the truck and took off for town to buy a new tire. So he won't be done moving snow until sometime this afternoon.



I've started a pan of homemade carmel rolls. I thought that would be a good treat for him after he's spent the day out in the cold.



So here's some pictures of the leftovers from the storm. Yes, I know it's pretty and all, but having to deal with it when it's so cold out just isn't any fun. I looked like Frosty the Snowman by the time I got done blowing snow because no matter which direction I turned the shoot on the blower it always blew back into my face. Brrr.











I have a blizzard story to tell you, but that will have to wait until later. Right now I've got to get back to my carmel rolls.


Love Lena


4 comments:

thekitchenlogic said...

This is the kind of cold that makes me cry! Only I cry inside so my tears don't freeze on my face!

Good thing I got a new afghan to huddle under!

StitchinByTheLake said...

It is beautiful and I would like to have one beautiful snow this winter...but only one. blessings, marlene

Linda up north said...

I LOVE your blog :) Where do you live? My mom's family comes from ND... a farm north of Pettibone. Email me privately if you like @ loghomeupnorth@yahoo.com

Shear said...

Beeeeeeyuuuuteeeefulllll. But only for a few days. Then I want my sunshine and 70 degree days back.