While I was in the city today, I got an alert on my phone.
A weather alert.
Can you believe this?
We’re nowhere near the border, so it is unlikely to affect us, but my goodness, we could really use a break! Yeah, we still need the moisture, but not all at once!
The city is largely snow free right now, other than the hills from clearing the roads. The river is about as high as I’ve ever seen it, except during one of those “flood of the century” events that happen rather more often then that. Some fields on the outskirts of the city were completely flooded as far as I could see.
The potholes were merciless.
Coming home, there was a rather dramatic, if gradual, change from open fields and water, to more snow and ice and water. The worst part of the drive, though, was the main gravel road from the highway. It was bad in the morning, but so much worse by the time I got home. With so much weight in the van, I was slowing down to a crawl, trying to avoid potholes as much as possible. Which really wasn’t possible. It ware more like navigating a path that was the least destructive to my suspension! From the tire tracks in the muck, I could tell many other vehicles had done the same. I had seriously considered taking a different route, but it would have added an extra mile of gravel road, and I wasn’t sure if one particular spot was washed over or not. I didn’t want to take a chance.
The sad part is, I’m going to have to do this again in a couple of days. I didn’t get everything we’ll need for the month. Too many heavy things.
But I will talk about that in my next post. 🙂