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January 12, 2010

A Few Shots

Coming through South Dakota last week was the worst driving conditions we have ever been in! It was dark, so I couldn't take any pictures, but I did get a few the next morning as the storm was finally moving out. This is on US212 in South Dakota, just before entering Wyoming.

At this point, it was not bad at all, and nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to winter driving out here.

A few miles down the road and it all cleared up and turned into a beautiful day. At home the sun was shining, the wind was not blowing (for once), and we had 8 beautiful inches of undisturbed snow in our yard. Even the deer hadn't been through like usual.

Thursday dawned another beautiful, but miserable, day with a starting temperature of -34 degrees. I spent the day thanking God that the wind wasn't blowing still! We had an uncommon 4 days with hardly a breath of air moving.

Thursday night, Malcolm and Brandon decided to take the snowmobile for a spin around the pasture. They got all bundled up and went bouncing out the door like two kids.

About 5 minutes later they returned, stripping off their hats and gloves as they came through the door, mumbling curses under their breath, and rushing over to the stove. They said they were going to put wheels on the snowmobile and ride it this summer. Things are so different as an adult. Why does cold get colder, and hurts more painful? Its just not fair!

7 comments:

Sharon Tachenko said...

OH MY! That's funny! I thought men NEVER grew up! They're always up for some hair-raising adventure. There's hope! At least you know you're not missing out on something, huh!

Willow Witch said...

I really like that new header picture. The cold definatly feels diffrent the older you get...

dibear said...

Glad you got home safely. This last cold snap was really miserable I know what you mean, my poor cold joints really suffered too! :)

Meagan said...

LOL! The cold DOES get colder!!!! :-)

Just FYI... I ran my air conditioner in the car yesterday afternoon! ;-) I love the south! lol

Meagan said...

LOL! The cold DOES get colder!!!! :-)

Just FYI... I ran my air conditioner in the car yesterday afternoon! ;-) I love the south! lol

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

North Dakota did John in and was probably the last straw for his trucking stint. After his truck shut off while he was asleep and the gas turned to jelly with a windchill of -50 degrees, and he was stranded for 3 days....he was done.

I don't know how you professional drivers do it every day. It's not for the faint of heart that's for sure.

Brrrrr!
It's sleeting and hailing sideways here right now. I'm glad I got out yesterday for my trail ride before this mess. bah!


~Lisa

Missy said...

Hello from sunny South Dakota. My friend Steve (a.k.a. Slick) just directed me here. Putting you in my feed reader. =)