So the big storms that have been predicted for this winter here in Gallup, New Mexico have yet to materialize. But yesterday we did get the storm that has been battering the northwest. We didn’t get rain, what came down was a wet snow, and since the temperature outside quickly went down to the upper 20’s, everything froze. While it was exciting at first, the reality of departing from a school that was on a steep hill, quickly became stressful.
So instead of going up the hill towards home, which I observed others trying and spinning out, I went down to find a more slopping upward hill. Eventually I circuitously found a path and since most of the roads still had a dusting of snow on them, with enough speed my little Volkswagen Jetta chugged up the hills (just like the Little Engine that Could one of my favorite books) without too much side sliding and I made it home safe to my two furry friends.
The snow fell more throughout the night and the frozen streets remained solid ice, so…no school today! Beautiful sunshine out, but only 16 degrees.
So today I continue writing on Book 2 of The Treasure Chest Mysteries. What a great day!