When we bought our house we were thrilled that the main garden area faced south. It wasn't until winter arrived that first year that we realized our very long driveway was on the north side of the house. C'est las vie.
These images show our driveway yesterday morning. Mark was wearing ice trax over his boots so he could walk on the ice without falling. During last week's freezing rain we discovered we were out of both sand and road salt. So he went out in the miserable weather to get those supplies. In the last week we used it all up, as we got layer after layer of ice.
Today the temperature is supposed to hit the high 30s and then be in the 40s for almost a week. That means that the sand and ice Mark bought yesterday may get us through the winter. And our driveway should become significantly safer to walk on by the end of today.