Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy 18th Birthday Jasmine

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.


gypsyrose said...

The snow looks pretty through the window but sounds like its making a lot of work for Jo, glad you never lost your power. no snow where we live yet , Im dreaming of spring too. stay warm and safe x

Beth Reed said...

Hi Edna,
It is so hard to believe that Jasmine is 18 years old. It just does not seem possible! I hope that her birthday was very special and that she does have all of her dreams come true. Happy Belated Birthday Jasmine.

That snow is beautiful but I can see where it would be a BIG Headache... So did the snow blower machine come and dump it back into your driveway? Now I should think that the city wouldn't allow that and perhaps someone was not properly doing their job but what can you do about that? Nothing that I can see.

I watched my TV for a long time last night. It was really awesome to catch up on the new series I am watching. I am watching The Crown on Netflix. This is season 2 of The Royal family. I am enjoying it a lot.

I must get moving along. I will talk to you later on... Hugs and Much Love to you and Pogo... Love, Beth xxx

smiekeltje said...

Happy birthday to Jasmine(well, belated a bit)
Gosh, that is really a lot of snow you've got there.
Well, one thing was good, you didn;t loose power.
And I hope your tv got on working again. It is aweful to be without(how spoiled are we???). But we are so used to it and it is an eye to the world and it passes time and sometimes it is even interesting.
Now I have to go to my blog to make a little post.
Stay warm and be careful if you should go out. If you can avolid that for a while, do so and first let the snow disappear.