Good morning. It's 4:39 a.m. and I thought before I try to catch a few more winks, I had best post my blog first. If I manage to fall asleep, I might not waked until lunchtime. With all the snow we've had, I wanted to be awake when the snow plow came through so that I would know what time he came. He showed up at 3:50 a.m.
Could someone please tell the snow gods that enough is enough!! We have very little space left to pile up more snow. The huge piles of snow around the parking area are way taller than our cars.
Here's what it looked like late yesterday morning when Joe got through clearing it all out with the snow blower and shovels.
Later in the day once more snow had fallen, I took this photo that shows my beautiful Red Japanese Maple tree being swallowed up by the huge snow piles. In the right corner of the photo is my car and dwarf Mikes red car. That shows you how huge these snow piles are.
I did not do very much with my taxes, as I was busy tending to the leak that sprung in the top of the door frame in my pantry. Oh goodie goodie. This is just what I need at a time when I can't do a darn thing about it. So we put a pee pad on the floor along with a bucket to catch most of the drips.
When the pantry light was out, the silhouette of the bucket must have looked like a monster of sorts to Pogo, so he spent quite a bit of time barking at it, trying to protect us from it of course. After a while, I found it was easier just to leave the light on so that he could see that it was only a bucket.
I have a rose bush right outside my door that always looks beautiful covered in snow. Here's a photo I took yesterday, I played around with it in Photoshop for a while and ended up with the second photo. Of course, today being Mandarin Orange Monday, I took it back to Photoshop and orangified it a bit.
I would tell you how I did this, but I used so many different layers and filters and gradients, etc. that I forgot what I did. But I'm happy with it so that's all that counts.
I think I'll call to cancel and reschedule both of my doctor appointments. They are only follow up check ups so it shouldn't be a problem. Maybe I can change them to the end of next month. The weather should be much better by then.
Has anyone tried to buy a roof rake? None of the stores around have them, and they aren't planning to bring any of them in. I was told by two stores that they are out of season. Excuse me? We are buried in snow. How can it not be a good season to carry roof rakes? Somehow my brain cannot calculate the logic in all of this .
It's rather disheartening to see the stores loading up on spring and summer clothes and garden supplies when the temperature is in the single digits and we'll still be loaded with snow a month from now. I want to see "ice melt", snow brushes and shovels, roof rakes, etc. Today I will go on line and see if maybe I can order a roof rake from somewhere to be shipped to the house.
Yesterday afternoon, I watched a Spring garden show on QVC. Any other time I could have been tempted to buy a new plant or two for our gardens, but not this time. We can't even find out gardens right now. They are totally buried with all this wonderful white stuff.
Today begins "Random Acts Of Kindness" week, which is February 9-15 this year. Here are a few ideas of what you can do: Pick up trash, send flowers, clean graffiti, buy coffee for a stranger, help someone with yard work (or shoveling snow), offer a couple hours of free babysitting, give a phone card, pay for the person behind you's order, adopt a soldier (become a pen pal), bring music to a nursing home, make a bird feeder, give care-packs to the homeless, donate to an animal shelter, help a needy family, give some a hug, send someone a home made card, leave change on a vending machine for the next person. If you live where there is no snow, you might mow a neighbor's lawn, help to plant a garden or weed a flower bed. Whatever you do, it will be most appreciated.
Now I think I'll hop back under my covers and try to catch a wee bit more sleep. So till tomorrow, Y'all be warm and safe, and have a fabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.