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.
Hugs, Edna B.