Ken and I were so engrossed in the game last night that we didn't realize until we went to bed that we'd gotten 2 or 3 inches of snow! We headed out a little while ago to run some errands, and we figured we'd be okay in one of the Mustangs, because 2-3 inches wouldn't be a problem. We were wrong. It was a heavy, wet snow, and Blacky just got bogged down as we were pulling out of the garage. There was definitely some irritation there, but we decided to take the truck and get our errands done, then we'd take care of Blacky when we got home.
So we headed out in the truck, and on one of the roads on the way to town, we could see where someone had slid off the road, and taken out a mailbox on her way. She was okay, just surprised that it had happened--she drives the road every day, and she must have just hit a slick, slushy spot that grabbed her car. It looked like she had called her husband/boyfriend, and he was there in a truck. Ken backed up and asked if they needed help. The guy asked if our truck was 4 wheel drive (it is), and I guess his wasn't, so he said sure, they'd appreciate the help. Ken hooked up the tow rope and started working to pull out her car. It took some doing, and we were starting to wonder if we'd be able to pull her out, but when she put it in reverse and gave it a little gas, it was enough for the truck to get some traction and pull her out. Yay! A happy ending!
Ken and I were talking about how when living in a climate like this, it's important to help each other out, and our truck did its good deed for the day! After we got home, Ken dug out a little bit around Blacky, and was able to get him unstuck fairly easily. All is well.
A few minutes later
As Ken noted in his comment, he saw our band of turkeys. He counted almost 50 in the back yard, and there were also over 20 in the front yard. The ones in the front yard got startled, and took flight over the house, coming in for a landing in the back yard with the rest of the flock. It was so cool to watch--when they're flying, they look incredibly huge!