The development we live in used to be farmland. In order to get to our house, you have to travel about a mile through this backroad, and then another mile on the main street through the development. Both of these roads are hilly and curvy. It's not a major climb, but it definitely makes for good walks. Unfortunately, neither of these roads are well-maintained during snowy weather. Damon saw a sand truck in our neighborhood Monday morning, but he hasn't seen anything since. It looks like they did finally plow some time in the night. It's been snowing since Sunday night, and we're supposed to get another couple of inches tomorrow. The Sheriff's office reported that there have been 210 accidents as of last night in the Spokane Valley area (and outskirts) alone, so Abby and I aren't going anywhere. We've been stuck in the house for days! We're going stir crazy.
I went out to our deck just now to take some pictures, and this is what I found when I opened the door.
According to our patio table, we've gotten this much snow.
Ok, I'm done whining now. Because we're sort of out in the middle of nowhere, we see a lot of deer this time of year. Last year, when my mom and sisters were here after Abby was born, we saw 5 deer run across our backyard. They met up with a bunch more on the street. We counted about a dozen of them. I'd never seen that many in one place like that. One evening last week, Abby and I were playing in the basement when suddenly there was a deer right outside the window! He saw us and leisurely moved on our lawn where he ate our grass before prancing away. Abby so enjoyed watching him out the window. Then, last night Damon was checking to make sure the house was locked up for the night when he looked out at the snow through that window in the front door. There was a deer right in front of that light post in our front yard eating one of our bushes.
Speaking of animals, Abby wants a dog. It started over the long weekend when we watched a little of the dog show. She was mesmerized by all the dogs on tv. Now, she gets so excited whenever she sees a dog on television.