Its gonna be a White Christmas

Over night we got a lot of snow (8 inches). Today the snow god is
delivering more as I type this and we’re expecting to get even more during the week. We’re located up on a ridge 4k snowmeasurefeet in elevation so we’re getting more than most people near town.

We are quite prepared for this though if we get snowed in.
We have about 5 cords of seasoned wood cut from last year that was left by the previous owner which should last us well into next year. Pantry is stocked up. Plenty of gas for the ATV which is now configured for plow duty. So long as the power stays on I’d say were going to be just fine. If the power does go off for a period of time we would obviously have to adapt a little bit. That means getting off the computer and going outside to do some more work and maybe have some fun after.


I actually had fun snow plowing today. We have about 200 feet of driveway until the main road which needed plowed along with the garage entrance. I need to keep it clear for the UPS man who delivers all the way up here surprisingly. Don’t want to miss out on any Xmas gifts. I also had the idea of clearing the roof of snow, but initial footing tests indicated that I would fall on my ass and slide off the roof in glorious fashion and probably break my neck. So no, I’m just going to have to trust in the roof’s snow bearing load capacity for now.

After I was done plowing I saw that the kiddo’s discovered a new sledding hill near the house. It looked like they were having too much fun. So I had to test their sledding device to make sure it was safe.

There isn’t another place that I would rather be than right here in the mountains during this time of year. Spending it with my family in the snow brings me happiness and joy. We must cherish the time that we have on this earth and spend it wisely with those that we love. I only wish, that our extended family were also here to partake in the holiday festivities and of course the sledding fun.

I hope everyone reading this blog has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!




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About Todd

I'm a software engineer and I've been doing software development for a long time, over 19 years professionally for various companies and many more in my youth just for fun. I've had a long professional career. I'm always looking for other activities where i can learn new skills and discover the true meaning of life. I live for adventure, crafted whiskey, good cigars and remote places.

8 thoughts on “Its gonna be a White Christmas

  1. That hill looks awesome – and beautiful! So glad you stayed off the roof, you just never know about those things. Your mouse hunter is cute! She doesn’t mind the snow? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!


    • The hill is actually the buried septic tank . Glad it didn’t dirty the snow. The dog’s name is Rocky, and he loves the snow, and loves to hunt mice. He can hear them under the snow, and fun to watch him listen for them tilting his head back and forth.


  2. My son Chris is in Saratoga, WY. Just about the same love of the mountains, remoteness, ranch dogs and scenery. He will never be back in Texas. I understand. Do you still ride? The season is so much shorter there.


    • Hi Bob, nice to hear from you! I ride 4 wheelers now mostly and hopefully some horses in the back country soon. I got rear ended in 2013 by a car while stopped at a red light on my Street Glide in Irving. I suffered some contusions and a nasty bruise where the car ran over my leg. I had all my riding gear on; the helmet saved my life. I was able to bounce back with no permanent damage. That event re-focused my attention to what is most important to me, my family. It was a huge wake up call. Doesn’t matter how good your riding skills are there is always someone else not paying attention.


  3. Hey Todd, this is the Davis family. That video takes me back to childhood. Up in the Rockies of Colorado. I wish you and your family a very Merry Chistmas and a Happy new year. I would say that you are definitely living “the dream”. I always knew you would do good things in life. Wish we could be there to share in your happiness.

    Jeremy,Jennifer and Autumn


    • Jeremy, Merry Christmas to you and your family as well. We’re trying to live how we want which is what most people strive for. For me it was a motorcycle accident that really got me refocused on how I want to live. We’ll have to catch up sometime.


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