Friday, February 5, 2010
More bad weather, and lots of mud!
This is one of the nastiest winters I remember. It rains or snows every 2 or 3 days and the ground gets softer and muddier every day. The unpaved roads are getting bottomless. Roadworkers are hauling loads of gravel, trying to repair the roads so cars won't get stuck in the middle of the road. Thank goodness for 4WD. If we didn't have it we wouldn't be going anywhere. Last week we got a big snow, along with sleet and freezing rain. There is still quite a bit of it left here where we live, in spite of the slow drizzle we had all day yesterday. The rain usually melts the snow, and it did melt some, but the rain was just too cold to melt it all. What it did is to soak the already saturated ground much more. This morning we had another small snow. Not enough to make the roads slick, but enough to give the ground another good drenching. I'm starting to wonder if we might have some mudslides like we see on tv in other areas of the country. A few of the roads have already slid off the mountains and they are nearly impossible to repair, because the mud just isn't firm enough. This coming Monday guess what; thats right, more snow! Lol, actually I am kind of enjoying it because I am off work a lot because of the bad weather. I have worked hard for many years, so sitting for awhile makes me smile. Hope it does you too. Have a great weekend!