We're having a cold front here in Cheyenne, along with most of the country. Tuesday it started to snow - not much, only about 6". We did have lots of wind so it created snow drifts in some areas of our yard. The most notorious being our driveway. Yesterday morning we looked out and it was at least 3 feet high. Steve and I spent 15 minutes out there shoveling but were only able to get about a third of the way through. At -2 degrees it was really too cold to be outside working. My gloves must not be good enough because when I got inside my fingers were tingling. Not a good sign to be sure. Fortunately I warmed them up with hot water but I think that my next purchase needs to be a good pair of artic weather gloves. At any rate it was decided that yesterday would be a home-work day for Steve.
By the late afternoon the wind had stopped so we thought that we'd try once again with the snow shoveling. After 20 minutes of shoveling (and once again only a third of the way through) I noticed our landlord driving up the road in the neighbor's tractor. In about five minutes he had plowed our driveway. Yay! We were very thankful but at that point I was frozen so I made a quick greeting and darted into the warmth of the house. It got very cold and at some point in the night had reached 11 below zero!
This morning Steve was able to drive off to work and I awoke to a very sore and aching back and arms. Turns out that snow shoveling is much harder than it looks.
The dogs and I have tried to stay inside as much as possible. When the wind was howling poor Fearghus didn't want to go outside. I had to pull him by his leash and make him go potty and then the poor thing would drag me back to the door. I don't blame him but he did need a bathroom break. We then would snuggle in the blankets on the recliner while I watched Downton Abbey on the kindle. Gotta love Amazon Prime! So far I'm almost finished with Season 2.
How are you staying warm?