Well, the storm is done and we ended up with about 11 inches of snow. We got more after I took this picture, but not allot. Thankfully we didn't get it as bad as was feared, but 11 inches is still too much and basically I'm 'snowbound' for a few days. I parked my truck in the garage because they were also calling for freezing rain, sleet, and high winds and I was afraid that trees might come down on it. My driveway is pretty long, and I normally park near the road when I know the big snows are coming.
I've been digging out gates and little paths to get the chores done. I'm hoping by Friday to be able to get out to work, but we shall see. Right now they haven't even plowed our state road (no money, dontcha know), but the county has had road graders out on the gravel road. The state road is so bad that four wheel drive people are having trouble making it up the hill (and some didn't).
The really bad part is that Boone had some sort of episode yesterday morning. He was running around in the snow and the next thing I know he is down and won't get up. He didn't pass out, but he wasn't in good shape. I finally got him up and walking so I could get him in the house. He has been in (except for potty breaks) ever since. Yesterday he wasn't real good, but today he seems a little better. I've kept him warm and quiet since then. His appetite finally picked back up and 'bodily functions' are now working as normal. Yesterday his gum color wasn't good at all, but today his gums are pinker. His breathing is harder than normal and his energy level is very low. Otherwise he is really enjoying being in the house, and he and Ashley think they will pack their bags and move in, thank-you-very-much.
As soon as I can get out and find a vet that is open I'll take him in, in the meantime I'm thanking God that he is comfortable and doesn't seem to be suffering any. Until then we just keep on keeping on, I reckon.
Enjoy the pictures and be thankful my camera froze up or there would be more....
This used to be my back stairs. Yes all those foot prints are from the birds--they are frantic and everywhere.