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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Only Three More Days Till Vacation

February 26, 2015

Good morning.  My goodness, there are only three more days to go till Pogo and I head South.  Warmer temps and warmer sunshine.  Yeaaaaah!  Now I have to keep my eye on the Weather Channel in case the weather gods decide to mess up my plans.

I made an appointment for Friday at the nail salon.  Gosh, my nails have not looked this bad since I can't remember when.  It has been more than a month since I've had them tended to.  Even beauty does not coax me out of the house when it is super cold.  That's the wimp in me showing up.

Yesterday I did a load of laundry.  But that's about all I really accomplished.  DIL Janet was coming by after work, so I asked her to see if any stores along her way had any ice melt stuff in stock that she could pick up for me.  What a darling!!  She was able to pick up four bags for me.  The stores around me ran out a while ago.

Our whole parking area has been looking like an ice skating rink.  When Joe gets home later today, he will sprinkle some of the ice melt stuff around to see if we can get rid of a lot of the ice.  We have decided to wait until tomorrow to go shopping.  There are only a few things that we need to pick up for the trip, so it can wait till tomorrow.  I'll take care of the rest of my errands while we are out.

I've been watching the Weather Channel to see how much snow folks got in Virginia, but so far all they've been talking about is Georgia.  Oops, now they are focusing on Virginia.  There are more than 13,000 customers without electric power, and lots of ice and snow everywhere.  I'm hoping that all the bad weather clears away in time to make Audrey's long drive a safe one.

SIL Eddie has been healing nicely after his knee replacement surgery.  He has actually been driving a bit lately.  I think he should go a bit slower but he says he feels okay.  It's his knee, so I guess he would know best.  Just don't overdo it Eddie.

I have a recent newspaper article to share with you today.  In a town not far from here, there's a young woman who was not able to get out and around because the sidewalks had not been cleared.  So she decided to do it herself.  This is pretty amazing because she is in a wheelchair.  She puts the shovel between the chair and the footrest and plows the snow away.  Woo Hoo!! 

She has spent more than 100 hours since January clearing the local area sidewalks so that she and other folks in wheelchairs can get out and about.  I think she is marvelous, and I say shame on you to the town officials who knew she was out there shoveling and they did not send machinery and manpower out to do the job for her. 

I don't have any new photos to share today so I dug one out of my photo archives.  This is a photo of Audrey and Pogo in Florida two years ago.  I can't wait to take new photos of them. 


Well, now I think I should get busy and do a few things around here.  Goodness knows there is plenty for me to do before I leave this weekend.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay warm and have a fantabulous day. 

Hugs, Edna B.

6 comments:

Garla Reed said...

I do hope that Audrey will have a safe driving trip to Florida. What a cute photo of her and Pogo.

My family got smacked with the snow the last few days. It is really awesome to see because they don't get it very often. It usually melts before it hits the ground.

Good to hear about Eddie's knee doing so well. And I forgot to mention yesterday that I sure hope that Kevin will be able to get this nasty infection cleared up. Poor kid.

3 days till Florida for you and Pogo. What a great place to be. What did you ever decide to do about your suitcase vs box?

I thought about you last night. I ran across this article and it was so amazing. I tried to catch the name of the man who did the video and subscribe to his newsfeed on facebook was was having problems but later today I will email you the general information for your gardens and inside plants and maybe I can figure out how to send the link so that you can see it. It is so amazing.

I will talk to you soon. Have a great day. Beth

smiekeltje said...

That is the worst thing about snow, if it stays on the streets/sidewalks, areas in a garden that are paved and it stays cold, then one day it melts a bit other day cold again, it becomes ice. And that is so tricky!
Glad you have some of the ice melting stuff, so that your parking area will be a bit safer.
Gosh, crossing my fingers that you will get to Florida on time, and that Audrey will be able to come too and safe!
Just 3 more days, how exciting!
Do your needed things, don't overdo and then "off you go to warmer places".
Hugs
Kyra

Debby said...

Wow, three days, that seems like that crept up on you. I am excited for you.
Don't stress out getting ready to go.
Maybe when you return it will sunny and warm.
Have a great time. I can't wait to see pictures.

Nani said...

I am completely sure you're going to LOVE vacation especially well this year! :) Blog a few degrees to the rest of us up north.

I have friends in metro Atlanta. One is a school teacher in one of the few schools that didn't close. They'[d given away all their ice scrapers, because not living in Michigan anymore, they wouldn't need them right? He left her an egg turner on her windshield to clear the car!

I'm glad to hear Eddie is mending well. I understand the healing part is the worst with knee replacement but it's worth it.

I've got to get ready for the bus that's taking me to the running water hotel now. The pipes froze under our street again. Thank goodness for hotels with roll-in showers! (Probably better than I have at home for showering) It's all about the silver lining! :)

Hugs, Nani

Annesphamily said...

Hey you can always send a postcard! HeeHee! I will be jealous because we are stuck with this crummy snow and ice and bitter cold. I ordered new glasses and they are awful! I can not see out of them. SO tomorrow I am heading back to see what can be done My sunglasses are great, they are Nikon lens but these fancy Zeiss lens stink! Say a prayer for me. I am excited for your trip, I know you have been stuck in the North Pole too long woman and her town officials. My hubby waited 90 minutes for a bus to show up two days ago. RTD taxes us to death and they should be better prepared! No one thinks of the disabled in this rotten weather. RTD's excuse is they are not responsible for the stops along their routes because they are privately owned. If you live in Denver proper you have 24 hours after a storm to clear your walks. The government does not hold themselves to these same standards. Argh.....

The Queen Jester said...

I'm still catching up with reading my blogs, so you might already be gone...but I wanted to wish you a safe journey.