Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Snow, snow, snow!

Our mailbox is buried!

Here in Alaska we are used to snow. I have friends who build elaborate families of snowmen, have plows attached to the front of their trucks and I personally have trained Brodie to eat snow in an attempt to keep our back deck clear....seriously he loves the stuff.

But this is getting ridiculous. We are already past our average of 72 inches. Towns like Cordova are buried deep. Nome has to get a Russian tanker to break ice to deliver fuel and they are not sure if even it will get through.

To top it all of we have had 1 snow day to date.

Today to the south of the city and north in the valley there are blizzard warnings, 28 inches of snow expected. UGH!

I love, love, love Alaska. But this much snow on top of so little light is getting to me. But, alas, I am an optimist. We are gaining about 5 minutes of light a day. I have new cross country skis to enjoy all this snow with. I actually snuck a ski in Sunday and had a great time. It was hard work with the trails not groomed yet, but the beauty and stillness of all the white nestled up against birch and spruce trees was calming and majestic....until Guiness spotted a moose and proceeded to chase her....poor moose.

Sickness update: Hubby is working from home and staying with baby. Both he and baby seem to be on the up and up and I myself, feel mucho better. I was able to get 12 hours of sleep last night. I am a firm believer that sleep and water cures most ailments and today this is looking very true.

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