Tuesday, October 7, 2008

It's Official, Winters Here!

I got up this morning and it was obvious that it snowed last night. Not a whole lot, but enough to leave about 1 1/2" on my truck. I made plans with my nephew to go out to his house in Wasilla (about 40 miles away) to install a gate across his stairway in his house. He needed to keep the little ones from taking another tumble down the stairs. It didn't look to bad here in town so I didn't think much about going out there. I loaded up the gate and my tools and took off for the valley. Following is pics that I took as I went to Wasilla.

This is what it looked like when I first left town

This is what it looked like by the time I hit Eagle River (about 10 miles from my house)

10 miles before I hit Wasilla

This is the gate that I built and installed

So needless to say, I think we can say goodbye to summer and hello to winter. Now to get my head all wrapped around the idea of 6 months of snow yet to come.


Rayne said...

Incredible snow! I can't wait for it to start here.
That gate you made is fantastic.

Dusty Jones said...

Thanks Rayne, I tried to build it to withstand a 2 year old boy hell cat. lol. I know..... not a chance!

Cjjstrings Memories said...

Boy, that looks cold up there now. It is snowing in the mountains here and we are down in the 30's at night now. BRRR!!!
Love the gate. You did a really nice job on it.

doodlestreet said...

I bet you like the idea of being in the snowy cold than the firey hell you were in! ;o) wink.
Hey, great gate, ol' fart. Maybe when you get a chance, you can come down here and build a new 'front gate' to the apartments...this one sqeeks REALLY LOUD and keeps us up all night! Actually, I went out there under the cover of darkness and WD40'ed the hell out of it and fixed it, so now they think there is nothing to fix. I have to oil it up every four days or we don't sleep at night. I think they should put me on the payroll....
Have fun in the snow! Don't forget to where those 'grippers' that kathy got ya!

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