You would think, living in the mountains with an average annual snowfall of over 400 inches of snow, that we would get a lot of “snow days”, stuck at home, roads closed, no place to go. Actually, it’s fairly rare! But yesterday we had freezing rain in the forecast so I, mentally checked out, spent the day in the house doing laundry, binged watched some Nicholas Cage movies on Netflix (don’t judge me man), baked brownies, played with Mae.
Mountain Life, A Snow Day
Unfortunately, today is a REAL “snow day”. The freezing rain, which came down like a sand, accumulated to about 8 inches or more, and I-90 is closed in both directions for today AND tonight. Slides and debris have covered parts of the highway and conditions are too dangerous for crews to be out clearing. Trees are across the road and more are falling. It’s going to be a long time before they get the highway cleaned up and open! Locals are saying it’s the worst ice storm they can remember in over 40 years of pass living.
What to do?? Well, Netflix is out right? I mean how many bad movies can you stand? (A lot actually). I’m not making any more brownies, cakes or pie. Maybe I will make an apple crisp though. I’ve already done yoga and a weight work out….I’ve been out walking Mae twice . I think we should venture up the mountain, do a little skinning, take a few turns.
What does Mae think? She might have the right idea….