Saturday, February 13, 2010
Still snowed in!!!
This !@#$%^&* SNOW has already worn out its welcome here. We had two feet Friday a week ago (we are about 15 minutes from Washington D.C. by helicopter) and then it snowed again, another 15 inches or so on top of what's in the picture Mary Pace, author of CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY, sent us. Though we had a couple of days of melting temps, it never melted enough to disappear or reveal any ground below.
We are about 100 yards from the closest road and some drifts are four or five feet high. Our son, Sid, came yesterday with the tractor and got the driveway clear. Until then we had been snowbound. Roger has gone to the store this morning -- with luck we'll have milk for the first time in 5 days. Thank goodness I had stuff to make bread with, so we still had bread. Cat food was running low, too, so we were getting some dirty looks from Jack (see above) about the rationing.
Jack is doing much better. Did I tell you he got an infection where one of the others scratched him? He was quite sick for several weeks. Such fun, giving him the antibiotic pills. One side is still bald, though.