Today has turned out a bit frustrating, but not a total waste of time. It mostly just pointed out some of the differences in how we have come to see the world from others. We were schedule to get a stove delivered today. Now to us the driveway is totally doable. Especially with the extra sanding I did to prepare it for the delivery truck. To them, with this amount of sand, and getting through to the gravel beneath for much of it, it wasn't something they would even consider. They'll try again in a week, and if they can't deliver it then, I'll tie it to a hand cart, and haul it up myself. For all that I'm frustrated though, there are other things going on, and while I hate "wasting" time off from work, other things have been done, including rest my sore back.
We finally got some snow, not a huge amount. Actually we got just enough that it was too little to snow blow, and too much to leave in place. Yesterday was spent alternating lying down with ibuprofen in front of the fire, and shoveling the driveway. The chickens oddly enough seem to enjoy the coating of snow, and they and the remaining turkey have been out and about all day today since I have been letting them wander. I think it has to do with it being easier to move around on this snow than on the sheet ice that had been there. It's always nice to see them out and about, and trying things out. They've been locked in the run for a while because of the recent attack by predators. Today it was just too nice to not let them roam.
That said, they have been sticking closer to the house, and areas with good lines of sight than they had been recently, so I think they know that it's wiser to be safe right now, and exercising as good of a judgment as small dinosaurs can.
Back to getting around the house things done in lieu of getting a stove installed!