It is nice to be back 'home' for a few days though and see that everything is safe and sound. Strange to not have the cats here, and Freddie is wondering where Zoey is (she and Zac are staying at my mom's). We arrived home to about 5-6 inches if fresh snow. We drove our little red Yaris (cheap on fuel) which has Island winter tires (all-seasons) on it. As a result, we were only able to take a run at the driveway and made it about 1/3 of the way up. Not being able to make it up our driveway at times during the winter is something we are used to though and we just walked the rest of the way. No luggage to tote as we are all set up here to come back without having to bring anything with us. We quickly got the wood stove and the wood cookstove fired up to warm things up, but it took quite awhile. I didn't take my coat off until I was crawling into bed! Brr!
It was lovely to wake up this morning to the fresh white snow covered hills and trees though. I went out and filled up the bird feeders so our little feathered and furry friends can at least get some grub out of us while we are here. Mrs. Squirrel has already been peeking through the windows at me on her way to the feeder.
I'm not sure at this point when we will next be back to the Shack, but I am enjoying it while are here. I'm hoping when spring comes we will be ale to make a trip back, but that all depends on what is happening at that point. I've learned that we can make our plans, but you just never know what is coming down the road at you, so it's a good idea to remain flexible and go with the flow!