So when Lowes has snow blowers on display instead of lawn mowers and the thermometer reads 39 degrees in the morning it time to start preparing for winter. A guy at work is transfering out of Alaska, and that’s the best time to load up on stuff. I asked about his liquor stash, but ended up with a basketball hoop and our first snow machine! WOOHOO!! We are so ready for the snow now. Of course everyone needed to hop on it, and Gretchen was totally into it.