Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Well, We Got Out...
Finally the Great Escape. Franco plowed for the third time and leveled the road back out. It's now passible with the car. That meant going to the grocery store yesterday which was quite a feeling.
It also means the propane truck should be able to make it up the driveway so I am going to get on the horn with them now before the next storm hits.
Micha heads back to Switzerland today after being sick the last four days. It never developed into the flu or bronchitis -- I guess the flu shot worked.
I felt very thrown back the last few days -- physically and mentally. I have a pulled muscles from shoveling heavy snow and collecting firewood, and from trying to walk Max while he pulls me into the drifts. Chores became a real hardship. But now that I can get off the property, thanks to Franco, things are going to get easier, and I won't feel as desperate. That is a good thing.
With this kind of property, extreme weather -- such as major snowfall, torrential rain -- means going into survival mode. This is clearly the downside to country living. We do not yet have all the equipment which would help us survive this kind of storm comfortably. What we really need is a pick up truck with a plow or a big 4 wheel drive. An external generator. Those kinds of things. But what happens is that when the emergency is over, we put it behind us and keep renovating, until it happens again. But we need to rethink the vehicle issue.
I am going to try to get back into the studio today and get some positive energy flowing again.