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Friday, January 16, 2015

Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Bluebirds Fly

January 16, 2015

Good morning.  I'm off to a bit of a late start today, but I just did not want to come out from under my cozy covers this morning.  I finally had to give in to Pogo's antics.  He woke up quite hungry this morning, and was insisting that I get up and make him some breakfast.  So, like a good mama, I did just that.  Gosh, that little fellow has me tucked right under his thumb.  Er, I mean his paw.

On the weather channel they are discussing how we are all enjoying the "January thaw".  I wonder if any of those folks have actually visited my little part of New England lately.  I always thought that the temperature had to get up over freezing for the "thaw" and stay there for a while.  So far, we're not doing so good in that department.

We are expecting a day that reaches 40 and a couple days in the mid 30's soon, but until it actually happens, we can't count on it.  The weather becomes crazier every year now.  It must be quite difficult for the meteorologists to give accurate weather forecasts.

As to the 365 photo project, I'm having a problem with some of the topics.  So I think I'll just get the ones that I can, and try to catch up with the missed photos whenever I can.  The word for day 16 is "impact".  Last night while I was watching TV, I heard a really loud BANG! 

I got up and looked out to see what appeared to be a nasty auto accident, and so I called the police to report it.  Next thing, all the traffic started backing up with a lot of vehicles turning around in my driveway and heading back in the other direction.

Soon the whole area was flooded with flashing blue and white lights followed by flashing red lights.  Several cruisers, an ambulance, three tow trucks, a ladder engine and goodness knows what else was all outside in front of our yard.  I did not go out to look, but I know it was serious because three cars were taken away on trucks, and at least one person left in an ambulance.

Here are a few photos that I took through the storm door. (with my phone)   The last photo shows the EMT's who have just put someone into the ambulance.  The photos aren't great as it is dark and I'm shooting through glass and screen with no flash.  But they surely are colorful.  These are for "Impact".

My next photo is for Day 1 - "First".  This was the first auto accident that Pogo has seen.  He was quite excited with all the action taking place on the street in front of our yard.

I do have an update on Audrey's auto.  The insurance company called her to say that the car was totaled.  Sadly, this was a nice little car, but now it's time to think about a new one.  Hopefully, things will all work out and she'll soon have a new set of wheels to get around in. 

An update on Jazzy's rehearsals for the musical Wizard of Oz, her director said that she was so happy with how Jazzy sang "Over The Rainbow".  When Jazzy was done singing, the director told her "that's why you were chosen for Dorothy".  That's awesome, Jazzy!!!!!  We are all so proud of you.

Well, now it's time to get dressed.  The oil delivery man will be here soon.   Also, I see the mail truck pulling up in front of the driveway.  Be right back.

Oh goodie!  A couple of days ago, I ordered some new memory cards for my camera and they are in today's mail.  Woo Hoo!  I'm already preparing for my upcoming vacation.  I don't like to be caught without extra memory cards.

Well that's the news for this morning.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay warm and have a beautiful weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.


Debby said...

Congrats on your granddaughter's talent. Won't that be fun watching her.
I hope the insurance company gives a fair settlement on her car.
I would say impact came to you. Pogo is so cute checking things out.
Be careful on the ice outside.

smiekeltje said...

Quite an accident almost in front of your door! Those things are always frightening.
Hope nobody is severe injured.
Pogo is very interested in following all that happens outside!
Congrats for Jasmine, she is growing into a star more and more.
Now hoping Audrey will find a new car soon that suites her and will not be too expensive.
Weather here not too bad, yesterday some rain, but large periods were dry also.
Next week it seems temperatures will go down to just around 3 or 4 degree C and at might even a bit of light frost. We'll see how it will end up later in the week.
Now i think i will do a little game at the computer and then also some work on the new kit.
yesterday I was a good girl and did some serious work in the house. So I am "free"of real duty today LOL.
Have a lovely day.

Anonymous said...

Oh so sorry to hear of the accident but your really got some great "Impact" photos. I hope no one was seriously injured in the crashes. So scary. I always worry about my kids and family out on the roads.

Oh little Pogo looks so cute checking out the coming and goings on out front. He was getting a bit of excitement as well.

What great news that Jasmine got the lead for Dorothy. I cannot wait to see the photos that you will take. Such a great talent to be able to sing. I cannot carry a tune in a bucket. But it doesn't keep me from singing at the top of my lungs when I get the chance.

I have been trying to keep a little busy. I have had some really severe pain in the last few months and have been going back and forth to the doctors. They called me yesterday with some test results. They said that they are 99% sure that I have fibromyalgia and I still have a few more appointments and tests before they can either diagnose or rule it out.

I hope that Audrey will receive a fair price for her car from the insurance. If she doesn't think it fair then I hope that she will have them to re-negotiate with her as they really want to pay the lowest dollar that they can. Insurance is such a crooked business.

Weather here is so much better. Sunshine and warm temps. We got up to 65 yesterday. But it is getting a little over cast now and when I stepped outside to take out the dog it was feeling a bit chilly out there.

Not much new going on around here. I have been working on some photo pages that I am scrapping of my kids and grandkids, nieces and nephews and all family members actually and get them put together and send over to Shutterfly and to publish into photobooks for my two daughters and my sister wants to do one for each of her three daughters and they are kind of pricy so we are trying to do two each month. They will be Christmas gifts.

Guess I had better going. You have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Beth

Leticia Holt said...

Well, the 365 photo project is definitely an arduous one. The challenge will have you leaving your house for daily subjects. In any case, I really hope that the people involved in the accident you took shots of are doing okay. It seems like it was a big collision. Although three cars were involved, I'm glad that only one person was severely injured enough to be taken on an ambulance. Thanks for sharing that, Edna! More power to you!

Leticia Holt @ Kim E. Hunter, PLLC