|Thur view from Bedroom window|
Last Sunday Linus blew through. Lots of snow (which I hustled out and blew WHILE it was coming down) which then turned to over 1/2" of RAIN - which then froze. That was a real mess.
While I got the driveway mostly clear, there was a solid 1/2-1" of ice on it, going nowhere. At least it's smooth. *sigh* And it's STILL THERE since nights are around ZERO and days only up to 10F. So when Wednesday's storm came through, all that ice was covered with another 6+ inches. And it was a windy storm, so there were drifts in front of the garage. I hate that. My blower will NOT do more than 5" deep and a 10" drift is shovel work. And I'm getting old.
|ICE SHEET on driveway under snow|
So I rescheduled for Thursday. Yep, you guessed it - can't get out of the garage due to the drifting. I'll try again maybe next week. Fingers crossed.
Meanwhile, when I'm not cooking this week, blowing snow, laundry, etc., I did buy myself a newer TracFone for emergency calls. The old one was from 2008 and a real pain to use. For $10 (WalMart), I got a bigger (LG) flip phone with bigger screen and bigger buttons. So for the last 2 days I've been in the rabbit hole figuring out how to use it (few instruction, if any) and what features would benefit me (nada - no weather/news etc apps, just games and ringtones and music forcryingoutloud). Still for $10 I get 2 months activation and 10 minutes. I have lots of carry-over minutes. I've been loading my TracFone with annual cards for 6 years. And I seldom use the minutes, so I'm over 2500 old minutes and I've yet to add this year's activity/minutes. It's a really good idea to have an emergency phone for out on the road.
How about you? Full-deal cell phones? Or something quick and cheap pay-as-you-go phone like me.
Stay warm. Spring is coming....right? :-D