Monday, April 28, 2008

Digging Out

yet again.

My arms are rubbery, Tim's gone and the task of shoveling has fallen on me. Well, I've decided it might be nice to be able to walk out our front door. ;)

Shoveling is really hard work when you have a frozen layer on top. I had to chop it away first, then I could shovel the snow away.

This is what it looks like: (warning: boring snow pictures *g*)



And this is what we had to plow through with the Highlander to get to the house. We were gone when this snow came. See the mound of snow? We made it down the whole driveway, then wondered if we'd make it through the hill in front of the garage.



We've discovered that a hybrid vehicle is nice, as far as gas consumption, but as far as torque and getting through snow... not good. We got stuck in my parents driveway this weekend. I think it's a warmer climate vehicle ;)

We did end up making it through to the garage and now we'll wait for it to melt a bit before venturing out again. Let's hope it warms up soon, it's 18 now, so guess we might have to wait a bit.

On an unrelated topic now, some news on Tim's job front. He found out Friday that his position is going to be dissolved. hmmmm...

and that they'll tell us more later. We're hoping for more info this week so we can kind of wrap our brains around it and maybe.. I don't know, try and decide what to do. It's not such a bad thing, Tim has wanted a change, but we're hoping for some type of severance package so we can make the house payment while looking for something else.

He has been contacted by a friend who works for a medical device company. They'd love to have him work for them. But then that keeps us here in MN. It would mean a move still, just not to where we thought. Brainerd or Duluth are the 2 living options that that job has brought about. Tim's kind of excited about the job, but none of us are too excited about the locations. We have lots to think about.

Here's to uncertainties in life and to taking each day as it comes.

16 comments:

Kyra-Bagheera said...

Hehee Very snowy! What type of snow is it? Snowman snow?? Icysnow? Sledsnow? Maybe even the type of snow that there is a lot of and the snow looks like fun but you can't even move in it! :D


Love ya snowy!!

~Kyra~

kelli said...

Kyra, it is definitely icysnow :) powdery, if you were to sled in it.. it would be SO FAST!

Trying to walk in it or shovel it though is very difficult!

Wendy said...

Oh my god!!!! Look at all that snow. Well at least this time I don't feel responsible for it. :-)

What a bummer about Tim's job. I guess the Universe is really pushing y'all for a change. Whatchya gonna do, ya know?

You know, that Highlander would do just fine down south. ;-)

Deanne said...

I wish you peace while facing the winds of change! (and all that snow!) ;)

Sandra Dodd said...

Kelli, your blog must be all screwy. This post about snow is showing up top as though it's new. It's May in a day or two. I'd contact blogspot...

Keith looked up the Minnesota radar loop on intellicast and we saw the storm a-swirlin' way in the middle of the charted air.

Stephanie said...

Wow! I can't believe the snow...

I hope that your answers come to you, I know you were planning to move out west and now that doesn't seem likely.

Life does take us on many twists and turns, grab on for the ride :)

kelli said...

We could still end up out west, we're just jumbled right now because of the whole job thang. Maybe we just have to be nomads and start out west ;)

Ren said...

The two times we made big moves, we had no jobs. You can do it! YOu just buy a house that is waaay less money than you qualify for.:)

Brrrr....I was just out weeding the garden and checking the bees. I can't imagine digging out snow. Hang in there!

Zenmomma said...

I'm with Ren. We've moved many times without a job waiting for us at the other end. It always works out. Funny how that is. I think this is the Universe's way of kicking you in the butt to get moving.

Of course I may be biased.

Hybrids work just great here. :o)

Madeline said...

No to snow! And to not moving west! Wow. I am really supportive, aren't I? May it all happen the way it's supposed to to bring you ultimate joy.

balloonatikmama said...

I think the force is just working you west, feel it, the force is with you...

Are we selfish or what?

But who could want to dissolve TIm? What a weird world. We are wishing you all moments of calm within the storm to feel your hearts desires.

xo

Rowan said...

SNOW IN APRIL!! have you read the story 'the selfish giant'? *giggles*

miss you all! ~~~~~Rowan:):):)

kelli said...

I just read it Rowan, wow. There are some deep images in that ;) Thanks for sharing.

Snavleys said...

"I am safe; it's only change. I cross all bridges with joy and ease. The "old" unfolds into wonderful new experiences. My life gets better all the time:)" Just a little affirmation for you this week:)

Schuyler said...

Duluth is nice, there is that mansion of death and all.

I was talking with David about what he'd do if he wasn't an academic. He figured he'd set up an on-line dating service or something along those lines. It would be all about making a living and not about making a life. He has an Australian work visa and there aren't any academic jobs going. The visa runs out in 4 years, I think, so it may be a decision we face if Australia is really where we want to be.

Tina H. said...

Well, I'll be thinking of you re: the job situation and possibly moves. And wow, I'm so sad for you re: the snow. What a bummer!!! It's almost May, geez. Indiana isn't the best state, but at least we have no more snow now. And I'm halfway between Chicago and Indy.