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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Update on the update...this is a true labor of love post

We were thinking of getting a sled.....nah, we'd probably break our legs.






Bubye DirectTv and Hughes.net.


The leaning tree that fell on the house. Then it fell on the ground and Steve hauled it off to RIP in the snow.

Update on the update: Looks really important in red doesn't it?


The Governor in all of his wisdom has declared the North Counties in Idaho disaster areas.....DUH!!! He said we are deserving of help. I wonder what we might have done to make him think otherwise? Bonner County is out of ice melt {a mg/na combo} so there is sand on the highway and it is a MESS. We went into town to get the supplies for the new dish shelter and there is dirt, sand and slush on Highway 95.



We are at 116% of however much snow is needed to provide necessary water for the rest of the year. It is only February and depending on which of the 3 TV stations we get (two are almost pure fuzz) we are either 2/3's of the way through winter or 1/2. I just hope we have a slow melt this year.

DirectTV will be here on the 9th if no problems arise. Hughes Net is not saying when they can be here; we are waiting for a call back. Steve, the neighbor and I worked on the back where the shelter fell and I am not quite sure if we will be able to clear enough of the snow out so the dishes can go in for a while anyway.

It took one hour and 19 minutes to load the pictures and write this post...yep, I watched the clock. Steve leaves Tuesday for a 4 day trip. I'll catch up reading posts while he is gone because it is supposed to snow and I can only do so much when it comes to the relocation of white stuff.

Thank you all for your words of encouragement. I miss reading blogs and bitching about the snow and it has only been a few days. I won't be back until Tuesday......see all of you then.

14 comments:

jan said...

It must just be like you've gone back in time or landed on another planet. Just think how great you will feel that you came through the Ice Age when spring comes.

Trying to be encouraging here.

Sling said...

Holy Flyin' Crap!..
Save some snow for the rest of us..

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my gosh i thought we came home to a lot of snow.

kenju said...

Geeze, Rosemary, don't you want to come south for a while? I have a nice guest bedroom you can use (I'll even let you dust it everyday!)

Red7Eric said...

I do love some snow in the wintertime ... and yet, there really can be too much of a good thing, eh wot? Egads!

cs said...

brilliant Gov, eh?

We have the same 30 miles to the south of your sister...wondering how long it will take me to get into SPokane tomorrow...it will make CA freeways look good ha ha.
Stock up, more is on the way.

CRAIG & DIANE said...

I guess being stuck in Canada isn't so bad after all. I can only imagine what our place looks like on the river. We may have to wait until August to put our cabin on it.

Sandy said...

How about rethinking the sled idea - a place in Vermont makes rocket sleds, equipped with a lapbelt, kneepads. I'll buy the helmets! Your winter sounds like it's going to be one for the record books. Keep safe!

Ex-Shammickite said...

Come to Canada! The weather's great!

madretz said...

Well, glad to hear that the governor will allow funds to help with hopefully some removal. I can't even imagine. Thanks for spending the 1.2 hours uploading your post, it's always good to hear from you. But I understand the frustration with dialup since that's all we have at the hideaway.

more cowbell said...

That is just too much damn snow for Christmas. Or the rest of the year. You might want to ocnsider those rocket sleds, if no other reason, than a quick escape.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Bless your heart. On your way to visit kenju, you can stop by my place on the way down and enjoy our guest accommodations - quiet room, high speed internet, digital cable and best of all - NO SNOW!

Mom said...

Why is it again that you live in Northern Idaho?

utenzi said...

Wow. I haven't had to deal with snow like that in a good many years, Rosemary. Good luck!