January 5, 2018
Good morning. Well, the storm has gone by (except for the howling wind) and the sun is shining but it's still quite nippy outside. Of course, I realize it is Winter and it's going to be cold. But I can dream of temps a wee bit warmer, can't I?
Today is Jasmine's eighteenth birthday. Where, oh where, have all the years gone? She is my youngest grandchild and now she's an adult. She will graduate high school this year, and hopefully begin a new life path that leads to Broadway. Jasmine, may all your dreams come true. I'm wishing you a lifetime of happiness and good health. I love you sweetie.
Storm Grayson dumped a lot of snow here, but we were lucky not to lose our power. When Joe came home from work yesterday he went right outside to clear the parking area and the driveway. He was outside for hours and he did an awesome job.
Here are a few photos that I took through a window or storm door. I took these first two photos when the snow started to get heavy.
I took this photo through the laundry room door. As you can see, the heat from inside the room was melting the snow flakes as they hit the door. (Because I had the inside door open, I think.) Anyway, I thought it made quite an interesting photo.
This morning I took a couple photos through the storm door. This first one shows our recycle barrels that have not been dug out yet. Maybe Joe can dig them out later today.
This next photo shows how the snow plows have come by during the night and pushed lots of ice and snow back into the end of my driveway. Yesterday afternoon, these piles were almost three feet high and full of frozen chunks of icy snow. Joe cleared it all away before coming in the house last night.
This morning, a couple of our smaller cars could not get out until some of it was shoveled away. I'm really curious to see how the folks across the street are going to handle all the snow and ice blocking their driveways. They did not bother to come out yesterday and clean it up, so the piles are wicked high. It's illegal to toss the snow onto the sidewalks or back into the street, so this should be interesting.
Oh gosh, it seems our town has purchased a new sidewalk plow/snow blower. It just came down the other side of the street, blowing tons of icy snow into peoples' yards and driveways. I need to watch for it when it comes back up the street on my side so that I can see what sort of damage it will do to the front of my driveway. Yeesh, you just can't win!
Now what!!! The sound on my TV went out a few minutes ago. It does this once in a while. I have to shut off the TV, wait a couple minutes, then turn the TV back on. Maybe the TV is getting old? Or maybe the cable company is having a bit of fun? Who knows! The TV is entertainment for Pogo and me, so it's important that it works.
Well, now I think I should make a fresh cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading. So, till Sunday, Y'all stay warm and have an awesome day.
Hugs, Edna B.