A Bit of Luck--Good and Bad
Where to start? Yes, we are still in the midst of a snowstorm here, but I think it's easing off. We may have 8-10 inches, which is pretty good considering that places to the south of us had over two feet of snow.
It did, however, blow into my barn in several places including Toby's and Tucker's stalls. Not a lot of snow, but enough to coat the shavings. The Boys seem to be hanging out under the run in sheds and in the stalls for the most part, so that's good for them.
So, the amount of snow seems to be the good luck.
The Bad? I managed to wreck my car's rear tail gate last night in my efforts to set up for the storm. I needed to take some hay over to the barn, so I put four bales in back of the car. The hatchback door/tailgate was up. It was dark, I could not see well behind because of the hay, and I THOUGHT I was much farther over to the left than I actually was. I started to back up and heard a dreadful "Crunch" as the edge of the door hit the evergreen tree trunk.
Hopes were dashed after I unloaded the hay to find out that the gate was so bent it will no longer shut. I had to tie it closed from inside the car. Double, triple BUMMER!!! I have no idea what it's going to cost to fix it, but it's not going to be cheap, that's for sure. Fortunately, I do have collision insurance on my cars, so the bulk of the repair will be paid for.
My friend has recommended a good body shop close by run by a former classmate of mine, but I certainly can't take the car there today. I guess that leaves Monday.
It's sad, as I love my little car--Toyota Matrix, with OK brakes and accelerator. I am fortunate to also have the truck to drive, so when the little guy is laid up in the car hospital, I'll be able to get around just fine.
It was one of those stupid moments we all regret.
I guess I'll just have to blame it on the weather. *sigh*