Friday, November 13, 2009

Hunkered Down

Tia wanted to get out of the house today, so she asked this morning if we could all go out and see a movie. So I asked her if she wanted to go for a walk and she did. After we worked most of the day, we decided to head out around 2:30 for a short walk to the mailbox and back.

That didn't work out well. As soon as I tried to help her get shoes on, her ankle was too swollen to get them on. We did manage to get her cowboy boots on and we headed out for a short one. We got to the gate, half of what we'd planned and decided to stop. We were moving slow, and a bunch of trash had gotten blown around, so we walked around picking things up before heading back to get the car and pick up kids.

We walked around in light jackets and while it was windy, it wasn't that cold. This was 3:00.

At 4:30 we went out to the barn to get horses ready for the night. It was getting colder quicker, and by 5:00 when we had the inside of the barn clean and walked out, it was snowing with a light layer of flakes all over the yard. It was cold and felt like a blizzard was coming.

After feeding the horses, we decided to take it easy and I ran to town to get us some food before we hunkered down. However it wasn't snowing when I got to town. In fact, it barely felt like it had snowed when I came back and it looks like the storm didn't materialize. It might still come tomorrow, but we should be OK for now.

At least I hope so. I need to go 20mi E tomorrow morning for a Scout merit badge college.

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