HRCG here…bringing you the news and the rest of the story…
Stay tuned for the Wednesday night edition as follows.
Live once again from the North Country of South Juniper Canyon, where we are currently frozen in winter’s frigid grip!
I am wondering if we were somehow transported to Siberia as it feels like Siberia!
After a rather mild Christmas week, Sunday night we were hit with heavy snow and wild winds from the North…here in the North Country!
An interesting fact about Juniper Canyon is that it truly has its own whacky weather pattern and we live in a whacky world out here!
Just over the hill from us, about 3 miles from our house is a four-way crossing and landmark called King’s Corner. You can be driving home from town, 20 miles away and the weather, the roads and life in general are great until…(I need a little Sci-Fi music)…you cross the crossing at Kings Corner and climb over the hill into the hinter lands of Juniper Canyon.
As the guys who work for us this morning found out…all was great until they climbed the first big hill and surprise-surprise-surprise! They traveled on into the winter twilight zone of Juniper Canyon…and then they came to the driveway or did they???!
I tried to get out of the driveway (which driveway?) late morning for town errands…but as you can see I’m stuck…seriously!
Seems we were the only ones who got the intense snow storm Sunday night and the only ones today who had close to zero wind chill all day long…and late Tuesday night, as I write, it is down to a -6 degree wind chill in a frozen…wild and woolly South Juniper Canyon world…and I love it…this is home:)
I have no clue as to why our weather out here is more severe and so different…at times it is funny to those of us who live out here…in the “outer limits” of weather hell!
We natives who live out here for generations, take it in stride calling it “Typical Juniper Canyon Weird Weather.”
And finally, I have gained some wise motherly wisdom from my Mom, on driving winter roads out here…now when we have crazy weather changes, I stay home! I remember Mom asking me “Are you going to stay home due to the roads?” and I would roll my eyes saying “Mom, I have four-wheel drive so I will be fine.” “Mom I finally get it…I do:)”
Now I call to cancel my dental appointment in town due to icy roads and drifting snow only to have the receptionist on the other end laugh at me….and I say “What?” “No seriously I am not trying to get out of my dental appointment…the roads are really bad out here!”
By the sounds of it we of the “North Country” will have arctic cold and be snow/ice-bound for the rest of the week…in the mean time we will hunker down and stick close to the fireplace, drinking something warm…waiting on the county road grader and sand truck if they are about…they have many miles to cover besides us.
I always stock up…last time to the store for me was 10 days and I’m good to last much longer…however I like to go to town once a week or so, as heading to the store means fun, as I get to see everyone that I know most of my town days:)
Yep native here…we are survivalist for the most part, we farmers, ranchers and car builders! And here’s hoping that we have no power outages!
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas!
Ellie Girl had a great Christmas! She is so sweet and loves to play as she is giving me her love-maul!
“Yippee Ki-Yay-Yip-Yip! Aren’t I cute?”
Wherever you are in this giant world…we wish you a
“Happy New Years Eve and a Happy New Year Ahead!!!”
Until next time this is HRCG checking out…”Hey Wild Bill where is that warm eggnog before I crash…ok never mind?”
Dedicated To My Kitty Angel Girl…My Minnie Mouse
God Bless you Min-Mouse, The Kitty Of My House…I Love and Miss You!
And that is the rest of the story for today….stay tuned.
Happy Happy New Years!