Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Snow everywhere today and the village is cut off still this evening. Here's Hil and our friend Dave outside our house this afternoon. Dave's a truck driver and today's the first time in his long driving career that he's not been able to get to work. The council are running out of grit, so they don't come out into the sticks where we live.
Hil's school was closed, as was the boys' so everyone was at home today. They'll be off tomorrow too, the boys' school has already announced it's not opening and there's no way Hil will get out of the villge in the morning, this snow's here for a while. Just got the forecast on and they're saying more snow on Sunday, meanwhile, what we have already, will freeze. The village is in a valley with fairly steep hills out either side, so we very quickly get cut off here.
My mate Poshpipes Clarke came round with his dog Annie this afternoon and kept me company on the walk to the workshop.
Why anybody would want to block the pub door so you can't get in, is beyond me!
A good layer of snow on the workshop roof. We stayed for a cup of tea, then walked home again. It's a good round trip, about six miles with a cuppa half way. We had run out of milk at home and I knew I had some at the workshop, so it was an essential journey - we need our tea quota in our house. It's a sign of the times that we live in a rural community, surrounded by dairy farms, yet we rely on plastic bottles pasteurised milk from the Post Office.
It's such a distraction having the family at home, I really need to get some work done. Oh well, I guess it doesn't happen round here all that often that we get snow like this - although it was only back in February that I was stuck in a pub, in bed with a snoring Love Daddy.
Well, I'll make a better effort at getting to work tomorrow - well maybe.