It’s snow week here in the high desert. The construction crew almost got everything done on the hill, but has just a couple of small tasks that will have to wait for drier weather. I’m mostly staying indoors and catching up on paperwork and starting the annual trauma known as “taxes.”
This is what the world looks like here:
Overnight snows. Under there is the road.
Here’s a picture of the hill from the kitchen. Yes, all these pictures were taken from inside the house.
Here’s the winter version of kitty TV. Birds and cats seem to be happy with this.
The only real outside activity so far is me and the snow shovel. Well, there was one drive to the store for milk and a stop at the Starbucks. Work on the workshop is on hold until the snow melts. Quilting resumes after I find all the tax documents … sigh …
I went to the grocery store to buy food, but all I found were ingredients.
Did I tell you about the cruel cook? He beat the eggs and whipped the cream.
Just the other day my wife said she was going to fix lunch. I said that I didn’t even know it was broken.
Bakers only give out their recipes on a knead to know basis.
Did you hear about the lawyer who became a sue chef?
I didn’t like the chef at the sea food restaurant – he had a shellfish attitude.
A watched pot never boils, but the unwatched pot can make a heck of a mess on the stove.
I was trying to cook a surprise dinner for my wife, but the fire trucks ruined it.
Why did the cook want to quit? They cut her celery.
But first, Heather and I did a little drive on Monday to see where the snow is:
On Monday we drove up to see some snow. This is a trailhead near Mt. Rose.
We’re in a bit of a drought here and there hasn’t been any snow at the house for a month. We had to drive up to the ski areas to find some. This looks like snow, but there was a lot of ice there too.
We’re in the third week of having a construction crew on-site and looks like they may be here for a day or two next week. Here’s the current progress:
I’ve ordered the shed that will go on this gravel area. Should be here in March.
They’re almost done. The new retaining walls are in and the stairs are complete.
At the very top of the hill is a little patio where you can see out over north Reno. Here’s the view around sunset:
The view from the top of our hill. My iPhone camera doesn’t really do the view justice.
This project has been taking a lot of our time so other projects are on a bit of a hold right now.