Monday, December 22, 2008

...and more snow

So we're still alive despite the SNOW. We have well over a foot of snow. The cover to the dog pen took a dive last night. I was talking to a friend and couldn't figure out why the gate wouldn't shut... it was because it was all imploding in on itself. A few minutes later the tarp fell from the weight of the snow. It bent all the metal uprights and put all it's weight on the actual fence. The dogs weren't in it at the time. Ed was up on a ladder in the dark and cold trying to shovel the snow off the top so we could take apart the tarp. So much for "castle shiba". While we were outside we could hear trees falling in the woods next to us. That's really a scary sound, especially the ones that are close by.

All the dogs seem to really like the snow, although Don Juan is having a hard time figuring out how to lift his leg in snow that is higher than he can lift his leg. J has spent more time outside the last couple days than he has since summer.

This is the 3rd day we've been without water. The well owners are saying it could be a couple more days before they can get the parts and have it fixed. Good thing we have our emergency water bottles, and because there was a storm coming in, I filled the bathtub up with water so at least we can flush toilets. But I'd do just about anything for a hot bath to help warm up!

Our electricity has been on and off all day. Nothing like roughing it the week of Christmas. Doesn't put me in the best "spirit".

We are expecting snow flurries the rest of the week. I guess I'm done shopping for Christmas until after the snow melts which could be after Christmas.

On a positive note - TImber just loves the snow. Watching him brings a smile to my face every time! His new favorite word is "snowball". It's amazing how the cold white stuff turns him into this...

And here's Trixie!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

And more snow...

We got a bunch of snow for where we live. Normally we'll get a sprinkle and that's it. School was canceled. The kids had fun sledding this morning. And the dogs were really wound up. Timber decided the landing was so soft that who needs to take the stairs when you can leap into the pile of snow below...


And of course, when you're all done tearing up the yard, just stand around and look cute...


Sunday, December 14, 2008

First snow of the season

We woke up this morning to about an inch of snow. While most of the shibas would rather not have to deal with the fluffy wet stuff on their paws, Trixie didn't seem to mind it. She and Timber romped through the snow and had a great time in it.