. . . Scott is on his way down to the bottom of our hill to see if the plow has been through yet.
That's where our car is this morning because we couldn't get it up the hill yesterday. It's also stuck in a snowbank down there.
We did have the plow come all the way up yesterday, but it didn't really help, there is a lot of ice on the hill.
We like to call the it The Great Diviak Glacier.
We used 30 kilos of salt on our first and second assaults (about 75 pounds) to no avail. Then we ran out of salt and backed right into a snow drift at the bottom.
Here you can see about half of the snow that fell in the past 24 hours - we understand it was only 1/2 meter (a little more than 1.5 feet).
Scott and I began digging out and we see that the real problem is the snow under the car. We began to dig it out when two guys from the 'compound' at the bottom of our hill came out to help.
They got us out, then helped us dig out a parking spot for us so that we can stay out of the way of the plow when it comes through today (we hope).
We have friends flying into Vienna on Thursday, Scott drives to Vienna tomorrow, so we are keen to get things back to normal and get to the store for vittles and victuals so that we can impress our friends with our culinary prowess.
Or we'll have beans and rice from the cellar.
In the meantime, here are a few photos of our wonderful winter wonderland. . .
There's supposed to be a fire pit there. . .
I think Sisi's glad to get back inside - it's too deep for her out here.
It's knee-deep down here in the garden.
But we've had some beautifully sunny days here too:
We're wet and cold and now we'll have some hot soup to warm us back up.