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. 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.
Saturday, February 06, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Isn't is great what medical science can do now? LOL
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