I slept through a windy rain storm last night and woke up to find most of our snow is gone and our driveway is passable again!

Jeff had a great idea that we should take a drive before football came on this afternoon.

Here are some of our photos:

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The backroads ranged from thick ice with water on it (treacherous) to wet gravel to under water!

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I’m not sure there will be much of this driveway left by spring!

Jeff showed me the new boat launch on one of the small local lakes. I think it might have been damaged by the heavy rains and flood a bit, but now we have a new lake we can get our boat into this summer for fishing! DSC_0063

This lake is popular for ice fishing. We’ve been planning an afternoon ice fishing, but this ice has a little too much water on it for my liking. I think we’ll wait until it is cold again!DSC_0064

There were a family of grouse out to get their grit on the road. Jeff got this great photo of one of them:DSC_0066

Then we headed up to Highway 104 where they are working on Phase 2 (3?) of the highway twinning project.  Oops! There are at least 5 pieces of heavy machinery under water in the river today. There was a bit of an ice dam, and after the heavy rain and melt over night, the river is really overflowing.DSC_0072
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I’m thinking the construction foreman might have a grumpy day on Monday morning.DSC_0088

Look at this baseball field!DSC_0092

We didn’t go unscathed from the overnight wind storm. Our chimney cap came off again for the wood stove! DSC_0094

Our chimney sweep told us last time this happened that it was safe to use, but we found there was way too much of a draft and it felt like fire was out of control, so I think we’ll live on the electric baseboard heat until the chimney sweep can get pop it back on and re-secure it.