I live in New England. I love winter. Usually. However, this winter just won’t quit and it’s been a bear. Or a roly poly penguin wearing a hat and scarf. The snow blower broke. Of course we don’t have a truck to transport it for repairs so we’re at the mercy of our friends that let us borrow theirs. While it was in the shop we had another major snowstorm and had to find someone to plow our driveway. Snow is piled up on the walkways, decks and we only access half our driveway when there is this much snow.
Ice dam? That’s the new buzz word in New England. Ice dams occur when ice and snow collect on the edges of our roofs causing a big mess both inside and out. I have 2 waste baskets and 3 banana bread pans on the window sills in our un heated sun room collecting the water that pours in from the roof line and the windows as a result of ice dams. It’s ugly and there have been many insurance claims already in the office where I work.
I love skiing and we do it most winter weekends, but this year it’s even been too cold to ski many days. Two Sundays ago it was -26 at the top of the mountain with 45 mph winds. I went home. In fact, I’ve spent most of the winter when I’ve not been working at home. On the couch. Watching Netflix. My fitbit is quiet, the bike path is inaccessible, my body aches from not walking. My mind misses it too. Abbie the Jack Russell Terrier misses our walks.
Vacation. Ours starts this weekend. Most of you would be jetting to the Carribean, or Florida, right? Not us. Where are we going?
Wengen, Switzerland. The Berghaus. More snow! However, it’s 33 degrees there right now, which is MUCH warmer than the -8 at my house this morning. Sounds balmy. When we return, daylight savings time will have begun, baseball will be ready to start and I’m going back to training with my girl Cathy at Better Bodies Functional Fitness. Can spring be far behind?