With each season, the sky changes in North Dakota. Winter is no different. Different colors at different times of day, late sunrises and early sunsets but my love for the infinite horizon is always renewed when I glance out the window and see a sunset like this one. We are experiencing the most snow in over a decade when we had record setting snow fall in the winter of 1997. That winter led to the flood of 1997 and hugely impacted my family, changing our lives forever. One aspect of this winter we have learned is that I cannot drive a car and live on the prairie. To be more economical, we traded in a gas guzzling four wheel drive for a fuel efficient car when we moved here eighteen months ago. It makes sense for my 90 mile one way commute to the airport or 180 mile drive to Fargo or my parent’s farm. It does not make sense when it is snowing, wind gusting to 50mph and I am house bound, unable take my son to school or daughter to Ora’s house because of snow drifts! With the addition of a third child this summer, we will need to upgrade to hold another car seat and have a vehicle with enough guts to get out of our driveway!
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