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call of the wilderness

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Between Friday and Saturday we were lucky enough to accumulate 2 feet of snow or more. It drifted up halfway to our front door. The dog needed out we wanted to let her out. I actually had to do a Hawaii 5 O move and slam my body up against it to get the snow to budge enough to let her out. Then my white dog disappeared only to show up crying 30 seconds later at the door.

So my husband got out of bed at 7 am. He had to go out the living room door work his way through the drifts and to the street. He trudged three houses down where we share a snow blower with a elderly neighbor. My husband did her driveway and two hrs later he is back home the snow blower ran out of gas. Extra gas is in our shed. Off in waste deep snow again to get the can . Then snow blow our driveway . At one point he came in his back was turned and he had so much snow on him I wasn't sure it was him.

Which led me to put this status on my facebook page. All across New England wives are wondering if the snow clad figure that just came in the house is their husband or someone elses.

Well after a few more hours he was able to shovel a path and let the dog out where we could see her and she was happy. I stayed out of the fun because women with pacemakers should not shovel. I made a huge pot of chicken soup instead heavy on the vegetables.

Today I took my white dog Mischa put her on a red leash. Then I put my hat and my red sweatshirt and hood on . Then my jacket. My husband says where you going on a wilderness trek. No I say the street is not wide enough for one car because plows are not done yet. I want to make sure anyone driving see me.

So off we go there is no snow in the road but on both sides in some places the snow was waist high in some chest high . I didn't need to worry because there was only one car that we saw and we were able to duck in a neighbor's driveway so the car could pass. We saw one other human on our 45 minute walk a fire caption up on the roof of his house shoveling the snow off. We even took an extra lap around so I could spot him I didn't like that he was up there alone his wife in the house. His son had just joined the army so that was why he was a solitary figure up there.

I am glad I felt the call of the wilderness and got out of the house to have a snow adventure with my sled dog mischa. She is an American Eskimo dog and I really felt like we were in Alaska with all the snow.

Tomorrow calls for freezing rain then heavy rain all day . Glad we got out for a trek. I have an eye doctor appointment at 3 tomorrow but I took a half of day at work . I want to make time so I can go to the gym before. They will dilate my eyes and well there goes the rest of the day. There is talk of more snow on Wednesday . Yippee!!! I may feel the call of the wilderness again before I know it.
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    I know I heard - you guys really got hit with snow - be careful out there ! Its snowing again here today but just flurries - emoticon
    1926 days ago
    Sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed it!
    Stay safe and I hope your appt goes well Joanne
    Have a good week emoticon
    1926 days ago
    Stay safe!
    1927 days ago
  • NEWMEN2013
    I remember many, many years ago back in the late 70's we had a severe blizzard with drifts as high as your snow. As a child I thought it was incredible, but if it happened again I think I'd be miserable! I hate walking in the snow or the rain; unless it's sunny with median temperatures, I don't like to walk outside. I am so thankful for our treadmill!!!
    I hope you don't get the projected rain; freezing rain can be so dangerous! Stay as warm as you can and take good care of you and yours. Spring is just around the corner!
    1927 days ago
    There is a video of my dog Isha and I in the snow when we lived in Portland, OR. There was not anywhere NEAR that much snow, but it is pretty highlarious as I am a California girl. A SOUTHERN California girl on top of it. I might have to post it. I am at my heaviest in it. Maybe post that and than do a video blog now so everyone can see the difference. Hey that sounds like fun. It might be tomorrow's blog.

    Eskimo doggies are SO pretty. I am glad you had a good day in the snow.
    1927 days ago
  • DARLY55
    Sounds fun to me. Stay warm!
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    1927 days ago
    Wasn't there a book called the "Call of the Wild"? I think you are living it! HUGS!
    1927 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Goodness!!Take good care out there. emoticon
    1927 days ago
    I just moved from New England to Dallas. Not complaining about my 70 degree sunny weather here.:)
    1927 days ago
    sounds like you had fun!!! Enjoy your trekking in the snow...
    1927 days ago
    Wow, chest high snow! Take lots of pictures and stay safe!
    1927 days ago
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