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Snowy Saturday

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Hi everyone,
Yes, we got tons of snow, and it's still coming down. I really don't know the number of inches, because the wind has blown it into HUGE drifts. I'm so glad I don't have to go anywhere.

I live in So. Central Pennsylvania - between Harrisburg and York; about 100 miles north of Washington, DC. The farther south from here you go, the more snow.

My one son-in-law is an EMT. He went to work yesterday morning (down near the Maryland state line) and doesn't expect to make it home again until at least tomorrow. I wonder if he's even able to get out and help anyone?! My DH said this morning that the Nat'l Guard has been called out to help the State Police get around. It's truly a winter wonderland.

I'll go out later and help (a little) to clear the snow in the driveway and from around the heat pump compressor. I don't want that to get iced up!

My DH let the dog out (she's a 41 lbs pit bull) to go potty this morning. He said she had a blast. They'll go out again later. Darby (dog) loves to eat the snow, and chase around in it, nose buried.

Y'all take care. Stay warm and dry.

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THINAGIN2 2/7/2010 8:31AM

    I am so glad to hear that all is going well for you, except for the snow. I am so glad that we are not getting that, too.

I love watching our three dogs in the snow! They all react differently. The little one gets his business done and heads for the dog house where he watches the back door for the first sign of rescue. The German Shepard rolls and rolls in it and the Boxer uses his nose as a dozier and pushes it around.

I hope that you and your family remain safe through this. Hugs, Lee

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ANGELALEGNA 2/6/2010 9:33AM

    Wow, thanks for the update, it sounds aweful.

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IUHRYTR 2/6/2010 9:21AM

    I remember when I was an airline employee and had gone to Chicago's O'Hare airport to get a paycheck. Snow came and two days later I made it home. You ever know what will happen.


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DAYHIKER 2/6/2010 9:20AM

    We have 3-4 inches of fresh snow and it's the heavy wet stuff. I guess I'm going to be getting my cardio by shoveling today. We have a small tractor/blade but learned that digging out two tracks down our long driveway hill afforded better traction where the tractor just packed it into a nice ice run. (sigh) Mind you I'm 60 and he's 69! One way to burn calories, no? emoticon

Thanks for the SparkGoodie, Nancy!

Keep warm! emoticon

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DARRYLP67 2/6/2010 9:16AM

    Yea I'm here in Philly stuck at work I thought I'll be going home today called my wife she said see you Sunday I'm like see you Saturday she was right all public transportation has been shut down I'm stuck.

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IUHRYTR 2/6/2010 9:10AM

    When people often get weather warnings a week ahead of time, why do they wait to shop the day of or the day before a storm? Thanks for taking care of your kitty babies. -- Lou

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Friday, February 05, 2010

The anticipated storm started 'on time' - flurries about 2:30 p.m. today. Before I head to bed, I looked outside and there appears to be about 4" on the sidewalk, with the flakes getting bigger and more intense. We're supposed to expect 1 - 2 inches per hour over night - yes, you read that right, 1 - 2 INCHES per HOUR. We've been told to expect up to about 16 inches total before this stops tomorrow afternoon/evening. The winds have picked up, and will remain high until Sunday or so, so this will be an interesting weekend, to say the least.

Lest you think I'm complaining: I'm not. We're all hunkered down and prepared to be snowed-in. emoticon

One of my daughters called to ask if I have everything I need for french toast (a reference to something we heard recently about people who are snowed in eating a lot of french toast). I laughed and told her I have everything I expect to need. We laughed about people who hear about possible storms coming and then rush out to buy lots of milk, bread, eggs, beer (lots and lots of beer), and snacks of all sorts. Makes me want to ask, "so you don't keep a small supply of....in your house?"

When I lived in Memphis, TN years ago, I made a point of avoiding grocery stores when snow flurries were predicted. People down there go NUTS at the mere mention of snow flakes. I was raised up north, and learned how to drive a stick shift car on packed snow and ice.

The only time I made a special stop at the grocery store when a storm was starting was several years ago; and all I bought that time was cat food. The clerk made a comment about me eating cat food if I was snowed in, and I told her, no, I had two cats and I had to make sure THEY had something to eat. emoticon emoticon

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CODOXIES 2/5/2010 10:44PM

    stay safe this weekend!

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ANGELALEGNA 2/5/2010 10:33PM

    Nice story, where are you? I heard that DC was going to get 2 feet of snow tonight? Are you in that area? I live in Nashville and used to live in Colorado... I know what you mean about people flocking to the stores at the mere mention of a storm, so silly. I know how to drive on snow and ice myself, but it's the other CRAZY's That keep me off the road when it storms!
Enjoy your snow days!

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Back to 'routine'

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

This morning my DH & I will help out in our grandson's kindergarten class - always a pleasant, FUN time for us. We're only there about an hour - for a specific task of the children - but we look forward to it once or twice a week. They are such cute kids at that age; but WILL say ANYthing. LOL

For later, I have my treadmill and exercise time planned. I also have tons and tons of stuff on my 'get to it sooner or later' list. emoticon

All-in-all, I'm settling back into a routine.

We had a nice trip (from PA to CO and UT) visiting family and attending 2 college basketball games at my DH's almamater. (Yes, 'our' team won both!)

We drove, and the weather wasn't bad, although we did hit fog - much of 2 days.

I had a real nice few days with my Mom (she's confined to bed or a wheelchair). I hate that I live so far from her, but am grateful for the opportunities to see her a couple of times a year.

Time for this 60+ yr old to go to school! Have a GREAT day, everyone.

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DAYHIKER 2/2/2010 8:47AM

    I think you will have a great time at school today! Glad you had a good trip...sounds like a wonderful time!!

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new tooth

Monday, February 01, 2010

Yes 60+ yr olds can get new teeth - and I'm not talking about dentures (although that may be in my future).

Last May my dentist told me that my body was reabsorbing a tooth. I had no pain, no discomfort; and no, 'they' don't know why bodies sometimes reabsorb teeth.

The oral surgeon removed the offending tooth, added (cadeaver) bone and let me heal for 3 months before he implanted a titanium 'root'. When that healed (another 3+ months), my dentist took impressions and made a new molar. It was screwed on today.

It's a little weird having a molar on that side of my mouth again, but I'm tickled pink. Now I can chew on BOTH sides of my mouth. emoticon

Isn't is great what medical science can do now? LOL

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IUHRYTR 2/1/2010 2:30PM

    Dentists have made a lot of progress, haven't they? Glad you got your tooth back. -- Lou

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

As if to 'celebrate' being home again, my sinuses are acting up - pressure, pain, etc. Some of you know the drill. emoticon

I'm going to rest today, but my heart is still tuned into God and His rich, ABUNDANT blessings on me. Praise the Lord for His faithfulness.

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IUHRYTR 1/31/2010 12:15PM

    Hoping you're better real soon. -- Lou

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DANCING4UJESUS 1/31/2010 9:02AM

    I am all to familiar with the sinus thing I will say a prayer for you this morning. Take care. emoticon

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