As I write this the west wind is blazing outside and bringing in snow. Thankfully, we managed to just get home after stocking up with canned goods for such an event. This is the nature of living on an exposed hillside, at some point in the year we are going to get snowed in. For the last three years we have been snowed in but at least we have fuel, food and warmth this winter. We're just hoping it will turn to rain by morning.