So, after considering all manner of second car options, Aaron and I decided to go with Plan A: buy a used Subaru Outback or Forester. Both have very high clearance and four-wheel drive. After finally making a decision, we learned 'tisn't the season to buy a used car. But after reuniting for Christmas--we were apart more than four weeks--we decided not to part again, second car be damned. After an easy drive yesterday, we arrived before the snow, as the sun was setting. It was 25 degrees in the cabin. When we went to bed 2-and-a-half hours later, it was in the 40s. Changing Forest for bed, I was startled to see his bottom steaming. He is too young for me to make jokes about him having smoking buns, but that is what it looked like, literally. Brrr!
If we'd stayed in New York, we would have woken to twice as much snow as we did here. But if we'd stayed in New York, I wouldn't have enjoyed this sight:
Walker's crying. More soon.