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Old 04-06-2013, 12:33 PM
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Default What A Nice Surprise On April 6th;

The Best Laid Plans........

I got up at 6:20 AM today and shuffled down the hallway toward the coffee pot which was resting peacefully in the kitchen. Before dark yesterday evening I was outside selecting a spot to store the snowmachines for the off season. In years past we had but one to stow away and it seemed a simple business. This year we still have the reliable old Yamaha but added 2 new SkiDoo machines since last October.

With three to summer-ize and store away I had arranged to pick up a load of wooden pallets today so that all could be kept off the ground with their suspension relieved by blocks for the months ahead. I had it all figured out, a couple more days and all the snow in the yard would be gone so I needed to get this done today. The plan was simple, hook the 4 wheeler to the boat trailer and pull it from its winter den and then line the area with pallets where the boat had been parked. The idea of getting the boat out appealed to me and I went to bed figuring I had this under control.

That was until I reached the end of the hall and looked out that great big window in the dinning area. "Well, isn't that nice" I will be getting my boots and parka on directly and then be going out to plow the 7" of fresh snow from the drive! I wouldn't worry about plowing but once I saw the beautiful new snow I checked the weather on my C Crane radio and learned that I could expect this to taper off after 15" had fallen in this area.

The good news is that I didn't put the covers on the snowmachines and they are ready to go. In view of our new bonanza of the white stuff Nancy and I will be going up a river to our North so I can mark a branch I've never been to with the boat before. I think deep down we both wanted to take the machines for a drive, all we've done with then was to drive back and forth from the cabin to Willow thus far.

I'll take some pictures of the 'beautiful' snow while I'm out plowing and come back to post them by this afternoon
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