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Smack me silly.

5 hours of snow blowing yesterday to get the church side nice

A foot of snow last night...

4 hours this morning on our driveway...

And blizzard all-day

then when kid was starting on the church driveway side he slid the bobcat into the creek.

Yep... still blizzard but warming up... so nasty roads.

I drove into town before the slide into the creek. ....

So many cars had slid off the roads... all-over and every where.

I knew kid would need more diesel, not a single diesel jug in town to be had for love or for money.... so I bought a gas one, filled it with diesel.... on my way home... and get the call that I need to get back into town and buy all the things because the bobcat is half in the creek.

Tow strap busted, snatch block busted... old plow truck (that can no longer plow) still can't turn on (been working on that, off and on for a week), so they had tried to use the old Yukon as a towing vehicle... and it has crap tires as well as no chains..

So...

I bought chains for the Yukon, tensioners for the chains... went to the marine supply store for a snatch block that will handle 9 thousand pounds... even heftier tow strap....

Came on home.... drove up, unloaded the groceries...

Water got boiling, I had bought frozen tortellini..... and then the power went out.

Still out.

The food was just warm enough to call it done. So... good there.

We didn't have a fire going today since I was in town with 2 kids for eye appointments, and other kid was snow blowing.....

BUT, again... food was fully cooked.

So.... good.

Sigh.

Also.... I did call the super tow truck guy.. he is booked solid.. said he could make it out tomorrow morning IF the road is plowed and sanded for him. -smack-

I texted our back up plow guy... he still hasn't texted back... probably in a ditch or up past his eyeballs in snow.


I did bring 8 bags of sand home with me...

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After the driveway was plowed perfectly at noon...yep.... more snow.
 

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Have you considered sled dogs? 🤔

Jesus is Lord and Christ 🙏❤️🇺🇸
Too stinky and too loud.


But, great news:

Still no power... but I found a power box to charge the phone.

AND (happy drum roll please) a friend stopped by to help..

FIRST they drug/pushed a huge truck that had stuck itself at the base of our driveway I mean REALLY NOW!! Why?

Then the boys and friend DID manage to get the bobcat out!!!!!

No more road work tonight.

Friend went home, boys got Yukon and bobcat home.

DONE!
 

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Oh my goodness! @Alaskan - so glad all's well that ends well as far as the bobcat goes. Hope your power comes back on quickly. Does it go out often and if so, how long might it be out?
It doesn't go out that often, and not usually for that long.

It only goes out in winter, and we have wood heat, so we have never felt the need for a generator.

I do worry about the next door house that we care for. It is stick construction and tall, and only electric heat.... so it cools down fast. We used to have a generator for it, but it "walked off" and we haven't yet bought a replacement.... give me a few years. :lol:
 

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