We did indeed get snow, though it was on the low side of predictions. I’d say we got 3 to 4 inches, and half that is still plastered to the sides of things, thanks to the moderate winds. For all its problems, though, the little Subaru didn’t let us down. We opted out of snow tires this year, for cost reasons — the price doesn’t seem worth the amount of use you get out of them in this area — but our all-weather radials barely even slipped on the icy roads yesterday morning. Sully’s breakfast was only slightly delayed; the reason for that was the rapid transition between pouring rain and snow meant all the doors on both vehicles were firmly frozen in place! It took us a good half hour just to gain entry to the car. Steve also made it to work with no problems.
We were sure we’d lose power, too; it blinked and flickered and threatened all Thursday evening, but stayed on. Mom and Dad, 3/4 of a mile up the road, however, were not so lucky. They are still without, and earliest predictions for restoration put them at the middle of next week. It is nice that we’re not both out; they can come here to eat and shower. That doesn’t help their pipes, though, that are likely to have frozen last night. It fell into the low 20′s.
It was a pretty snow, but I’m ready for it to be gone now. One day, that’s my limit! I had my fill of the messy, dirty stuff from 6 very long winters in Ontario! Honestly, I wouldn’t care if I never saw snow again! But the first day, while it’s still pristine, is nice. I’m wondering if I might get out for a ride this afternoon as it melts; I do love riding in the snow.
Sully was just happy yesterday to be dry. The week of cold rain really took its toll, I think. At dinner time last night he was galloping through the drifts and seemed to be trying to make the snow fly up around him, like a speedster on a dirt track. Pretty funny.
I made more bagels yesterday. I tried a recipe left by WhileHeWasOut in my comments a few days ago. They were much easier, and are delicious, though I do think the boiling may be what gives them that certain texture. Maybe next time I’ll do the recipe but boil them, and see what happens. I made mini-bagels this go round; built-in portion control.
I’ll leave you with a photo I snapped yesterday from our front porch.