Thursday, June 7, 2007

"SUNNY & 80" ???

Snowstorm
BY REX

YESTERDAY WAS OUR MOVING DAY. SINCE WE’VE BEEN BLOGGING FOR OVER A YEAR, OCCASIONALLY I’M TEMPTED TO GO BACK TO THE BEGINNING AND REPOST ONE OF MY BLOGS FROM LAST YEAR. IT’S NO BIG DEAL, PLAGIARIZING MYSELF, AND AT THAT TIME WE ONLY HAD TWO READERS, AMY AND NIKKI.

SO THAT’S WHAT I DID YESTERDAY, INCLUDING THE PICTURE. AH………… MOVING DAY TURNED OUT TO BE QUITE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR COMPARED TO LAST YEAR.

I WAS UP AT O’ DARK THIRTY, AND MOSTLY ASLEEP, WALKED UP TO THE SHOWER HOUSE FOR A “WAKE ME UP” SHOWER. ON THE WAY BACK TO THE CAMPER I FOUND MYSELF WALKING AROUND A COUPLE OF PUDDLES AND WAS WONDERING IF IT RAINED OR DID THE AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS MALFUNCTION OVERNIGHT?
ON THE WAY OUT THE DOOR AT 5:00 AM FOR OUR COMMUTE UP THE MOUNTAIN TO WORK AT 6:00 AM, MARY ASKED ME IF I HAD HEARD IT RAIN DURING THE NIGHT?


OH MY GOD, LOOK AT THE MOUNTAINS! THE TOP HALF IS ALL NEW SNOW AND WHITE. BY THE TIME WE GOT UP TO ABOUT 6500 FEET I CAN HEAR SLEIGH BELLS RINGING IN MY HEAD. THE ROAD IS WET, BUT NOT SLIPPERY, SO IT’S KINDA PRETTY IN A WAY.

AFTER 8 HOURS OF WORK, IT’S TIME TO HEAD BACK DOWN INTO THE CARSON VALLEY TO GET THE CAMPER AND MOVE UP TO BEAUTIFUL LAKE TAHOE FOR THE SUMMER. AS WE COME OUT OF THE PARKING GARAGE, I NOTICED A WHITE FOG SORT OF LAYING IN THE MOUNTAINS UP BY THE PASS?

JESUS, IT’S SNOWING!!!!!!!!! BY THE TIME WE GOT TO THE TOP OF DAGGETT PASS THE HOOD OF THE CAR IS COVERED!!!! HEADED DOWN IS SCARY!!! NEITHER ONE OF US HAS DRIVEN IN SNOW FOR YEARS!!! IT’S STEEP AND DOWNHILL!!! HAVE YOU LOOKED OVER THE SIDE? I PULLED THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION DOWN A COUPLE OF GEARS, AND TRAFFIC IS BACKED UP BEHIND TWO TRUCKS!!!


HEY, ISN’T IT JUNE 6TH?

WE MADE IT UP THE MOUNTAIN WITH THE CAMPER, NEEDLESS TO SAY THE CAMERA HAS BEEN RESTING DEEP IN THE DAY PACK ALL DAY, SO SORRY, NO PICTURES. ONE OF MY FIRST JOBS THIS MORNING IS TO HOOK UP THE WATER TO THE CAMPER, WITH A LOW OF 25 DEGREES LAST NIGHT WE COULDN’T RISK A WATER HOSE LAYING OUT ON THE GROUND.

BTW: IF YOU SEE “SUNNY & 80” SEND IT BACK MY WAY !!!





1 comments:

Barb said...

Glad you made it okay. So also nice to hear you "suffered" a little snow and cold. Now remember that this winter when you're laughing at us.