Well, it's official. We are snowed in! On Monday my boss came and picked me up down at the highway, but yesterday hubby decided to brave the elements and take me to work. Things went well until he tried to get back up our driveway. This is a far as he got:
This photo was taken about 20 feet down the driveway from our garage. So close, but so far away! My sister got a little closer:
You can see the side of our garage in the background. However, we are NOT complaining. We're just so thrilled that she made it at all. It just wouldn't be Christmas without her here.
Today we decided we would sally forth and walk down to the grocery store to pick up a few items. It's about 3/4 of a mile downhill to town and about 2 miles uphill back. We were doing fine until we came around the corner at the bottom of the hill and the wind off the water hit us. It got a little frigid at that point, so we decided discretion was the better part of valor and hopped on the bus for the trip home. Here we are setting out:
And here's the end of our driveway:
The crazy thing is that once you get to the end of the driveway, the roads are bare and wet. We just can't get that far. The good news is that we should be thawed out by the weekend.
I decided I needed to revisit my UFO's and picked up the Garden Shawl. The only thing left is the border, but it is pretty tedious!
I'm about halfway done. I haven't done any lace in a while and this took some adjusting after working with worsted weight yarn. But, like riding a bicycle it came back and I'm in a rhythm. I'd like to get this done before Nancy Bush's class in January, but we'll see. I am off work until January 5th and can't go anywhere for the immediate future so . . . .
A Merry Christmas to all. I hope you are surrounded by loved ones as we are. God has been so incredibly good to us this year and we are very, very thankful. We miss Ben, Abby and the granddaughters, but will be able to video chat with them as they open their presents from us. Love to you all!