Saturday, January 10, 2009

OPEN MOUTH - INSERT FOOT: Snow, Snow, Snow

Mother Nature has been so benign as regards snow this year. Bless her heart, she probably didn't even notice how little we have had. So, what do I do about that? Why in yesterday's blog I just had to tell the world that the lady wasn't really with it this year. Open mouth, insert foot!

As I was preparing Julie's breakfast this morning I peeked out at the weather. The garage light was on but barely visible, the snow fall was so heavy. How much snow did we have on the ground already? Julie said the snow plows had been going since about 3AM. There had been very little snow when Julie came home last evening. Before she came in she had me hand her the broom and she swept the deck and walkway. It was just a good "dusting".

When I donned my outside gear and pushed the storm door, I knew I was in trouble. The door pushed back. The snow was about six inches and getting deeper by the moment. The snow was still light and fluffy and I was able to sweep it again. I swept my way to Julie's car. I swept the car easily except for the front and rear which was iced in. When I came in I told Julie to hurry out as the car was being recovered as we spoke. (I didn't have my keys to start the car and run the defroster).

What does this all mean to me? Why, it means I'll have to change out of my PJ's earlier than usual as the legs are wet well above the ankle. Oh, well! After nearly 18 years of retirement I still don't have this problem completely solved. I am working on it.

Jack and Kimberly are looking to retire in about 10 years in the Charlottesville, Va. area, nearby our cousin Cheryl. Not me! Can you say Myrtle Beach. When Julie decides she has had enough work I think that will be our winter habitat. So, what to do today? Boy, does that bed look good. Hmmmmm.

Snow Trivia:

"Snowmen melt because they have no water retention". Remember you heard it here first!

God Bless!

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