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Friday, February 12, 2010

My dau told me last night that her (3 yr old) son is over the flu. PRAISE THE LORD! Apparently Tamaflu has something to do w/it, too; but the praise belongs to the Lord, because if He didn't will it, it wouldn't have happened, or so quickly.

We're still having winds, altho' they can't hold a candle to what we had the past few days. Another reason to thank God.

And the generally realiable weather forecaster just said that we MIGHT get 'touched' by the next snow on Monday.....his lips to God's ear, please! Frankly, if it didn't snow again this winter, I probably wouldn't mind too much. Sorry, I wasn't going to complain tonight.

We're doing well. My two PA kids and families are doing well. My York (PA) dau's DH made it safely to work on Wednesday, and home again since. : ) Another thanks to God.

Are you getting the idea that I'm praising and thanking God for His ABUNDANT blessing to us?!!!

I spent 56 minutes on the treadmill today, going various speeds, and SP says I burned a lot of calories. As if I hadn't guessed. : ) Then I spent some time doing strength exercises. Oooff! I got out of shape these past several weeks. Guess what I'll be doing more of in the days ahead.

And celebration: I stayed w/in my nutrition goals today, getting several servings of fruit/veggies. I missed protein by 4 grams, but I'm not concerned. It's just one day.

Thank you all for all your encouragement. I couldn't do so well w/out it.

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DAYHIKER 2/12/2010 9:10PM

    All good news and lots of praise...a good blog! I'm glad to hear all is well! Good job on the treadmill and nutrition!

No snow for two days Cindy!

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IUHRYTR 2/12/2010 8:23PM

    So glad the family is well and happy for you that you're sticking to your plan. Hang in there. -- Lou

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Wed afternoon about 2 pm

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This snowstorm is probably worse than the one we got over the weekend. My DH went out this morning and made a few swipes with the snow thrower, only to find our drive covered in another 2 or 3 inches by the time he'd swiped at the neighbor's drive. I'm hoping he will stay in until tonight or tomorrow a.m.

No only did we get wetter snow starting yesterday afternoon, but now that it's less wet, the wind is blowing it into HUGE drifts! The wind is expected to be steady at 25 or so mph, w/gusts upwards of 35-40 mph.

We're hoping the snow will stop by evening, and the wind is to die down sometime tonight. sigh. I really have no way of knowing how many inches this time (on top of the 20-22" we got on the weekend), but before the wind picked up, I figured we had about a foot of new snow. And it's been coming down like there's no tomorrow.

Fortunately, "I know Who holds tomorrow, and I know He holds my hand...."

I am somewhat concerned about my EMT s-i-l. This time he didn't leave a day early for work, not leaving home until 10 a.m. today. (He was due in at 2). Once again, the snow has been coming from the south, and the Governor closed all the highways in our part of the state. Brian has to drive nearly an hour (in good conditions) to get to work, and as of noon, his wife hadn't heard anything from him. I hope that means he made it safely to the firestation. My dau didn't seem too concerned, but I'm thinking that was for my benefit. sigh.

Ok, enuf horror stories. We have electricity, food, and toilet paper :- ) and God is in Control. He will carry us thru as He sees fit.

All the rest of you who are suffering in this storm, stay home, stay inside, keep warm! I may just go back to bed!

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GGCHET 2/11/2010 8:48AM

    Have you ever seen anything like this? I sure haven't
We now have 52" in our yard...I am so praying that it is
done for the year!!!!! Saying another 3" on Mond....
we used to think 3" was a big deal1!

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THINAGIN2 2/11/2010 8:00AM

    I am so glad to hear that you are safe and have all of the necessities. I do hope that your SIL makes it to his work in good shape, prayers for that! I think that you are on the right track about going back to bed. I hope that your day is as good as you wish it to be. Lee

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DAYHIKER 2/10/2010 2:33PM

    (groaning) You guys are really getting socked with this one! I heard the wind all through the night and it's still blowing but the snow has stopped. I think we got maybe 3 more inches but it's hard to really judge with the wind blowing it everywhere! I got all our paths, porches, and the deck shoveled off and the flat part of the drive out to the top of the driveway hill which dh said he'd do with the blower. Keeping the outside birds fed has been fun! We have LOTS of birds today!

!!!! emoticon!!! It came and went in the time it took me to find the icon but it was nice to see!!

I am going to take out more oil sunflower seeds and take the rest of the afternoon "off." I'z tarrd! emoticon

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IUHRYTR 2/10/2010 2:29PM

    Under those conditions, going back to bed sounds like a terrific option. Curl up warm, read a book, fall asleep. -- Lou

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more snow!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

We're bracing for a 2nd snowstorm. They're predicting 10 or more inches on top of the 20 or so we got over the weekend. My DH and I are rescheduling the medical appts we had for tomorrow because the storm is to start this afternoon and run thru tomorrow eve.

Stay warm, everyone!

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IUHRYTR 2/9/2010 2:51PM

    Stay warm. Be safe driving. -- Lou

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DAYHIKER 2/9/2010 2:48PM

    We got only 4 so far but there is more due after 9pm. We've had a lot of snow this winter...more than in several winters... but about what it used to be before the last active solar cycle. We'll probably have a few snowy winters and then the sun will go through an active cycle and it will get warmer. I think the solar cycles run around 11 years in duration if I recall correctly.

Anyway, I enjoyed getting out to shovel. We had a nice interlude and the sun even came out for a brief moment or two. I earned over 500 calories in my venture and, while I'm a little tired, I feel great! It's relatively warm at 32 degrees and wonderful working weather!

Hope you don't get too much! It is starting to stack up here and we've had much less than you!!


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BREEZY85 2/9/2010 1:23PM

    I hear ya not looking forward to 12+ inches on top of the old stuff from Saturday

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ANGELALEGNA 2/9/2010 12:49PM

    I heard about the "More Snow" coming your way. I hope you all get a break! Stay safe and stay warm! Keep blogging so we all know you're alright.

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AZURE14 2/9/2010 12:15PM

    I'm sorry! Where I am it has been beautiful and feels like spring is on the way.

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MCPHEEZ 2/9/2010 12:12PM

    Ahh yes! I suppose we live around the same area ... I'm in SW PA and not looking forward to this second storm. We're not dug out from the first!

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Sun (Son) shiny Monday

Monday, February 08, 2010

I praise the Lord for his great goodness to us. We got about 20-22 inches of snow by the time it stopped Saturday, and the Govenor declared a state of emergency, getting the Nat'l Guard out to help. That was lifted by nightfall.

We didn't lose electricity (another Praise the Lord!) and my hubby got us dug out. No I didn't help - he wouldn't 'let me' - LOL He figures snow removal is a man's job. Never mind that when the snow thrower wouldn't start in December that I helped (a LOT) to shovel the many inches we got in one storm. emoticon But I'm not really complaining; I 'm basically a lazy person anyway.

Our dog loved playing in the snow, after she got used to the fact that when she leaped on top of the snow, she sank down.

I praise and thank the Lord for His bountiful blessing of protection for my youngest, who lives in York, PA (about 12 miles so. of us). The farther south of us you go, the more snow they got. HJ went out to shovel her front porch and walk, and the wind blew her door shut. She tried calling her m-i-l who lives much closer to her than we do - no answer. HJ called us to ask if we had a house key (we do), and could we bring it to her; but we couldn't even get out of our driveway at that point.

Around 12:30 HJ came walking up our driveway - she had walked about 3 miles to the Interstate hiway and hitch-hiked! I told her how thankful I was that she was ok, fussed at her for hitch-hiking!!! then reiterated my thanks that she was ok. We kept HJ at our house overnight, (Her DH is an EMT who was at work in southern York County), and took her home yesterday morning.

Church services were sparsely attended, but it was a really good service anyway.

Another daughter (in MS) called Saturday that report that Ethan (3 yr) had the flu. When they showed up for their dr appt to get a flu shot months ago, the dr no longer had shot vaccine, and E is too young for the mist version. Jeannie took E to the health dept, but they refused to give a shot because my dau has insurance! What nonsense is all that?! E has asthma, no less, so having the flu is a really bad thing. I talked w/J yesterday and E is holding his own, sort of. Poor baby.

I know this is long, but there was much I wanted to say. If you made it this far, thanks. : )

God's blessings on you all.
Nancy emoticon

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DAYHIKER 2/8/2010 2:49PM

    Sometimes you are torn between beating your children and hugging them when they do things like that! Bless her heart, I guess she couldn't think of anything else. Praising the Lord with you for her's and everyone's safety. That's so typical bureaucracy for them not to give the baby the flu shot. Sure hope we don't get stuck with government "health care."

We got only 4 heavy, wet inches and I am so hoping that the coming 5-9 inches will be the light fluffy stuff. My dh is happy for me to help him and I like doing it because, unlike housework, you can actually see that you have accomplished something that lasts more than 20 minutes! Our dogs love the snow, too! The cats, not so much. emoticon

Oh, my friend sent me a picture of people sledding down the "Rocky steps" at the art museum in Philly! http://twitpic.com/u856f

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ANGELALEGNA 2/8/2010 1:22PM

    Wow... you have a lot to deal with but many blessings as you say.
It's silly that the HD couldn't give him a shot. Now look. Just silly.
Thanks for writing, I like reading your blogs. It's real life.

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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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