This weekend, the weather "forecasters" warned us that lake effect snow was coming....There were a few last outside jobs that needed to be done before snow fell including the final gutter cleaning on the house. The leaves on the top were dry, the ones underneath were icy....Dave's fingers were frozen when he came in for lunch.
|the two supervisors|
We needed to figure out where Beluga will park at the lake so we could move and replace dog fencing there.
|Beluga's spot marked out in left over lumber|
Fence posts needed to be removed and then replaced in their new configuration before the ground freezes and Dave can no longer dig.
|digging fence posts by hand is a real back breaker|
We didn't get everything done, but we're hoping (yes, hope springs eternal) there will be another above freezing day to finish the jobs. Dave is a real trooper, working all day in the cold with aching back and stiff hands. I helped where I could, but my best contribution to the day was a hearty roast beef and homemade noodle dinner topped off with hot apple betty and ice cream.
The weather people were right this time. As we left the lake at the end of a long day of work outdoors, the western sky showed us what was coming....
|snow clouds overtaking the sunsset|
This morning we awoke to the predicted snow...
More is on the way. Tomorrow will bring 8-12 more inches with wind chills making it feel like 8 degrees. Brrrr...