Sunday, January 18, 2009

Heat Wave! We are above Zero Degrees!

The temps have finally risen above zero here! John was sick the first week of January, then we had all the ice and below zero temps, and then I was sick, so we have not been able to ride. Now that the temps are up a bit (a whole +20 degrees!) we are going to get to hit the trails. We planned to go yesterday, but the water in our barn had frozen overnight -- strange, because it was actually colder the night before.....So John spent most of the day trying to thaw it out (unsuccessfully). And the Comcast technician had to come out to take care of a minor problem. His work went well, until he tried to back out of our driveway.......most people have a problem navigating our slightly uphill, curving driveway, and the Comcast van was no match. He ended up in a snowbank up against a tree. We had to pull him out. They should give those guys special trucks for rural work. Anyway, I think he got a kick out of our goats -- he was here for the weekly Saturday walk to the newspaper box with the goats. He was surprised that they followed us around like that -- to quote Jack Palance's character in the movie City Slickers, " folk....."

So we are going to ride today no matter what, even though the water problem is not yet solved. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do. It is going to be a barn day -- cleaning stalls, working on the water, hanging ou with the animals, and doing some riding. It is going to be a good day!

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