Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Ice Pellets!!!

I never know what to think when I see "ice pellets" in the forecast. This week our forecast has gone from 8-12 inches of "ice pellets" to nothing to 5-8 inches of snow to nothing again. After this first round, we have a coating of ice that flash froze after having over a half inch of rain yesterday. We went from 60 degrees one minute to 45 degrees the next with dark skies, heavy rain and high winds. The temperature just dropped consistently from there to a low of 14 degrees last night. . .that is quite the temperature swing. There was one point yesterday where the geese were BOOKIN' in to the south!!! I saw wave after wave after wave of geese flying for all they were worth!!! At one point last night, we couldn't get our front door open because it had frozen shut!!! The garbage man has come and I really need to go to the curb to bring in the can before it blows away but goodness, I don't relish the thought of slipping and sliding to get there and back. . .wonder if I could drive the van to the end of the driveway and fetch that can . . . hummmmm.

Needless to say, with the forecast I did all of my errands yesterday so I could just settle in for this cold snap. . .we have even more weather coming on Sunday / Monday. With all this weather, I've been hunkered down just scrapping away so here goes. . . Created using Created using Created using Created using Created using Created using And with that I am outta here!!! Until next time. . .

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Winter Weather Advisory. . . .

My goodness, it is still cold here!!! I don't think we have been above freezing for several days!!! We finally got to double digits above zero yesterday. . .our high for the day was 10-degrees!!! Then last night it dipped below zero again. I'm going to try to get as much computer work done today as possible. . .we have "weather" moving in and we STILL don't know if we should expect snow or ice!!! Based on what I see I'm thinking it is going to be ice which is much less desirable than snow!!! At least with snow you can walk, ice, not so much!!! And we finally had our boil order lifted last night - the main water main coming into the village burst sometime Wednesday night because of the cold. . .had to buy ice and water. I did boil a pot of water but the water pressure was so incredibly low that it took nearly 5 minutes to get the pot full!!! The weather is even taking its toll on the wildlife. . .the other night I had 5 deer in my yard eating at the base of the bird feeders. It was an awesome sight - 3 does and 2 "babies". With the weather coming in I need to fill the feeders today. . .it is gorgeous to see cardinals and bluejays against the snow that we have!!! And I think they appreciate the food :-)

But with the cold, I've been catching up on scrapping so here goes. . . Created using Created using Created using Created using Created using And with that I am outta here. . .Until next time. . .

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New Year. . .Same Me

Well, the new year is here and I am doing a pretty good job of typing 2018!!! The end of 2017 was pretty rough so I'm hoping for a much smoother and enjoyable 2018!!!

Around here we are starting the year out in a deep freeze!!! It is so cold, but not nearly as cold as the renown Polar Vortex from a few years ago!!! That was brutal!!! This morning it is 9 below with a "feels like" temperature of 20 below. But I am sitting here with my trusty little space heater under my desk so I'm toasty warm. . .but there will likely be a hot chocolate in my future this afternoon!!! That will be reward for getting my chores done!!!

Now that the holidays are over and my house is almost back to normal, I'm slowly getting back into scrapping so here goes. . . Created using Created using Created using Created using Created using Created using And with that I am outta here to go get warm!!! Until next time. . .

Sunday, December 31, 2017

December Challenges

I sure hope I get to participate in a number of challenges this month, but it is super busy so who knows, but to get that party started. . .

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