Off the Grid  Retirement at our remote log cabin in Colorado

Friday, February 17, 2017

Ironic, Right?

Posted by: Rick

I guess it is pretty ironic that after working so hard to get the Expedition away from the cabin, see this post and this one too, that we recently spent a couple of days getting it back in. As you'll recall, we got past all the different segments of the trip down the hill except a few hundred yards of Hidden Meadows Lane which were plugged with several feet of hard-packed snow and ice. But, a few hours of work with a tractor, and we got that open.

Lynne, who has always wanted to drive heavy equipment, is doing a superb job of clearing the snow.

A pretty good load!

Making a snow fence of snow. These piles should help prevent the driveway from filling up during the next snow and blow.

So, now the Expedition is parked at the cabin site again, and we can go directly from the back door to the truck to check mail or get into town. All sections of the road are open, even those that we usually have to bypass with a route on back roads.

The road is open!

And, the Expedition is now parked at the cabin.

The forecast is for us to get snow and wind starting again next week. So, on Monday or Tuesday, we'll exchange the Expedition for the Suburban, parked at Mr. H's, and we'll park the Suburban at the top of the hill on our neighbor's property.


My parents have always owned properties that required owning a tractor (or two) to live at… Driveways that had to be plowed… Nothing like yours, of course, but still… So has this been an eye-opening experience and your next purchase (after the RV) is a tractor?  My dad had a crawler and a wheeled tractor, and sometimes more than one crawler to harvest for parts.

Good work!  Now the REALLY heavy snow season begins.
And Lynne looks like she’s right off the set of “Fargo” running that frontloader, you betcha!

Elizabeth, don’t encourage him! He’s already laying the ground work to convince me but do we really need three different means of moving snow? I say no, Rick says maybe ...

Glen, I felt right at home up there, you bethcha!

Wow, you really can drive a big Cat or whatever you call it.  That really takes coordination, which I do not have.  Great job, Lilsis!

BTW, I love your jacket.  Looks cute and WARM.

Bigsis, it’s just a little tractor! smile It does take a little coordination though. And yes, that’s me, stylin’ as ever! I think Rick gave me that jacket one year when you came for Christmas??  Thank you!

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