So, winter. We apparently overestimated how well our roads are maintained up to our cabin. During our first big snowstorm (which brought about 10″ throughout the day), we realized our subdivision is last on the list to get plowed. Almost 18 hours of snow later, around 2am, is when our road got plowed.
All of this would be fine and dandy if the hill to our house wasn’t so sketchy. Twice now R has had to walk home because his car can’t make it up the hill, and twice now I’ve gotten stuck in a snowbank. Slid into a tree the second time… (the bus is a little busted up, but other than that, all ok).
Since we don’t have the money just lying around for new sets of snow tires, we decided chains is the best idea. So I’ve been cultivating my newfound skill: putting chains (technically cables) on and off, sometimes in the dark, at 5:30am. We decided that we needed to do something about our cars for the winter, I mean, we do still need to get to and from town.
There’s this “parking lot” (basically a pull out by one of the hairpin turns heading up the hill to our house), that has turned into a parking lot for people who can’t get their cars up the hill. R had to park there once and walk home. The other day, on my way down, there was a car, a truck, and a jeep there. We’re not the only ones!
It snowed another few inches last night and it’s supposed to snow pretty consistently for the next several days. At least we’re a little more prepared now.