Yesterday (Friday, November 19 ) we woke up to the first snow of the season. Today we have about 6″ on the ground with an expected total by Sunday of 12″. There is only one paved road leading north out of the county and it is closed due to a severe accident. So, going to Billings today (as we had planned) is out of the question. The Interstate to the west of us is also closed due to a tractor-trailer that flipped over. Yesterday from 7am to 7pm the Montana Highway Patrol responded to 116 accidents or slip offs. And to top it off, today is the Cats/Griz showdown in Missoula. I heard that at game time the wind chill in the stadium was -35. And at 1:30 it is snowing hard again. We must love it–we’ve been here 18 years.