Cabin Fever hit hard yesterday! So we took a drive to see what was happening outside.
We'd been inside the house for a couple of days. I love staying home, puttering around the house and getting some knitting done. But we needed a break. One that was longer than walking around our property and shaking the snow off our heavily laden tree branches with a broom.
So we decided to drive around the valley and see what was happening in our snow bound and flooded world.
We live on a hill so flooding hasn't really effected us. Occasionally we get the fluke flooding like when the snow built up in the far corner of the garage and started melting inside the garage.
But the valley has been hammered with flooding! Typically this is grazing land, not a lake.
"You should knit Kevin a cowl," my Faithful Sherpa said as we drove over towards Taylorsville. "He'd really like that. I'm not sure about his colors though."
I watched the scenery float by as we drove slowly down the road. The landscape of the Indian Valley really is beautiful.
And then it hit me.
These are Kevin's colors. The valley he grew up in. The browns, grays, tans, whites, they all are his colors!
We couldn't make it all the way around the valley. The water had covered the roadway and we had to turn around. So we headed back to town for a bite to eat.
It was pretty slushey in town. The mix of wet fat snowflakes and rain from earlier really makes it difficult to walk around. The hardest part is trying to climb over the berm in the middle of the road.
We had only stopped for an hour or so for lunch at Anna's Cafe. But it was enough time for the snow to build up a nice thick layer on the windshield. The poor wipers couldn't lift it off, so my Faithful Sherpa had to scrape it off.
Kevin's cowl is the next project on my knit list. He has been so sweet to us. Every time he uses his snowblower to clear his driveway, he walks it over to our house and clears our front path. He is such a wonderful neighbor. Actually everyone has been great neighbors!
We really lucked out when we moved onto the hill!