Saturday, 2 February 2008
I celebrated another Birthday last Saturday and the best present I got was 70 degree weather in STL in January, OK the Purple Martin House that the OM gave me was better since mine blew away in a storm a few years ago. Sunday was a repeat of Saturday with record breaking temperature's again and then come Monday, it dropped 40 degree's in 1.5 hours. Thursday night we got slammed with the most snow we have seen here in a long time, I got up yesterday morning to find about 8 inch's on the ground which is alot for where I live.I got outside about 6:00 AM and took the truck up and down the driveway's to make a path. I have learned from past experience that it's not a good idea to plow if it's not really necessary because it melts just as fast as it get's here and if I plow it, than the driveway turns to mush which is hell on the bikes because it's over a tenth of a mile long. We have one neighbor out here and their driveway runs just along side ours and he had a stroke and heart attack last year, so they need their driveway clear in case of an emergency. So I went up to get the tractor out and the front tire was flat. Back down to get an air tank and since I hadn't started it since last summer, I thought I was going to have to put a jump start on ol' Hank, but he fired right up. Did both drives and the one up to the barn, turned the horses out so they could play in the snow and mucked the stalls and by the time I was through, I was exhausted.By yesterday afternoon the roads were all clear and it's already melting, it will be gone in a few days because it's going to rain.
I'm in Chicago this weekend for a Superbowl party, really wanted to see the Packers there, but it didn't happen. Guess I'll go with New York. Have a great week, CG
Posted by CruelGirl at 7:48 AM CST
Updated: Wednesday, 2 July 2008 9:44 PM CDT