Winter made her presence known on Sunday, with a vengeance.
At 4:30 a.m. I was already worried about the condition of the roads as I headed to the farm. The drifts were starting too, and the snow just kept falling.
All. Day. Long.
Whether we got 10 inches or 16 I’m not sure, but I do know it makes a ton of work. We’re mostly done moving snow, but there’s still a few areas where a good shovel is in order.
Aside from the snow, the other challenge was the deep-freeze that followed. While it was around 28* most of Sunday, later that evening arctic air settled over us. Temperatures fell into the negative digits, and windchill was nearly -30.
It’s been cold all week, but today I think there’s hope of 32*. I’m certainly looking forward to it!
Here’s a look around our winter wonderland:
And here we are after some mega snow moving.
Needless to say, I haven’t managed to run a single mile yet this week. I did run a nice 5-miler over slightly snowy roads on Saturday, and that was slick enough.
I’ve also ended my gym membership because it’s out of the way from our new house, so no more treadmill access for me.
I did finally unearth my ice treads for my shoes, so maybe in a day or so the roads will be melted enough for an attempt. I have come to realize that it may be a long winter if I don’t track down a reasonable, used treadmill. 🙂
Happy 12.12.12 everyone!