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Getting ready for the snow.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Now it is my turn to do the snow blowing. I have done it before but usually with DH right along side. DH loves to play in the snow.
We have discovered the cold wind on his face causes face pain and a scarf or anything on his face will not work, It still hurts to touch it. After DH comes inside the pain is like a burning sensation so this will have to be my turn to do the driveways. GOOD EXERCISE for sure.

There is a good ray of hope DH was able to sleep with his Bi-Pap machine mask on his face. The silicone is very gentle and DH said it did hurt at times and he awoke but he really was ,missing having his mask to keep him breathing better.
Now he is hoping to be able to wear it from now on. We shall see!! This will be the second night, and hopefully he does even better.

We took a dive to see a friend they live on a lake and have a 2 mile driveway. The entire length was ice covered and it was not a comfortable ride. We did not call ahead if we had they would have come to the road to take us back in their heavy truck. It was only a single car width and so I was concerned another cared would be coming towards us. it did not happen, we only saw one other car ahead of us and he was a resident so he just drove along the road with his bug studded tires.
DH drove right up to the door of the house and that way I was able to get to the steps by holding on to the car. Now we know, others around us have more snow than we do., So from now on CLEATS will be on my shoes or in the car.
All in all we had a good day today. Once we were in the house DH and his friend had a nice long chat. We did not stay long we both knew we had the return journey to get back to the road but it went well also. DH was doing the driving and i was glad he was at the wheel. Off to bed and looking forward to the morning. I am still hoping it will be a few inches , it is always difficult to gauge overnight snow.

Pat in Maine.

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LITTLEWIND53 12/18/2012 12:40AM

    Being able to use the PAP is a good sign. Hope it continues to improve....

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DOWNEASTLASS 12/17/2012 9:17PM

    Hope you didn't get too much snow today! It snowed here in the morning, then turned over to rain. There's more snow in Belfast than there was in Camden when I left there tonight. .. fortunately not even that I needed to shovel. .... be careful if you have to use the snowblower! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/17/2012 3:37PM

    It's nice that you and your hubby got to visit with friends but please be careful in winter around lakes. They tend to always get more snow and ice due to the lake effect. And the roads are often not cleared well like in more populated areas.

It sounds like your hubby is slowly improving. I'm glad he can use the Bi-pap machine again as it is important.

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POOHGIRL1970 12/17/2012 3:32PM

    Glad you have a nice visit and made it home safe! Happy to hear that DH is doing better with each day!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/17/2012 11:35AM

    Glad you got out w/DH. Glad he's improving too. What a relief! HUGS

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NEEDSHELP52 12/17/2012 9:02AM

    Pat, glad your DH can use his machine again. Better sleep for more healing. I always like it when my DH drives. Especially in bad conditions. Take care and get those cleats in the car!!! HUGS, Terry

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ROSEWCI 12/17/2012 8:09AM

    Stay safe out there! Glad hubby can now use his machine!

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GAMMY98 12/17/2012 7:58AM

    Hope there was not much snow for you this morning. Good to see you got out for a visit. Great that DH is able to use is machine again hope it is a given from now on. My oldest daughter has to use one of them and she is sleeping so much better so is her husband. emoticon

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BETHGILLIGAN 12/17/2012 7:47AM

    Good for both of you to get out and about for a bit!!! That had to lift some spirits! Hope you got little snow overnight. Have a good day. Be careful out there!!!

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TERRI289 12/17/2012 7:41AM

    Hope your Monday finds much less snow,,, emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 12/17/2012 7:22AM

    I am glad that you were able to get out - that was good for both of you!

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BAKER1009 12/17/2012 7:04AM

    It was 57 degrees here yesterday Pat!! We went out for a nice walk in our sweatshirts!
Glad you two were able to get out and visit with friends. I know being inside or only going away to see dr's, has been getting to you.
Hope DH made it a 2nd night with the mask. Hopefully he is finally recovering!!


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GOANNA2 12/17/2012 6:59AM

    I'm glad you had a nice day. That icy driveway
sounds scary. Glad you didn't get hurt. So glad
that Fred is able to wear his mask again. Let's
hope he is over the worst. It is hard to imagine
snow and ice when we have sweltering heat.

I was dripping with sweat today and had a
couple of showers. I hope we can sleep tonight.
They forecast a storm, but never happened. Fiji
had a cyclone and I hope it is not heading this way.
Christmas will be a cold buffet with mostly salads
and seafood. Very different to traditional. emoticon

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NASFKAB 12/17/2012 5:23AM

  great you both had a good time

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ARTJAC 12/17/2012 1:08AM

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WOWEETOO 12/17/2012 12:35AM

    the scones yesterday got me up and at'em and i made a peach cobbler yum for sure and going to christmas breakfast on the other side of town in the morning wowee snow for yall
love and hugs the lady mary posseing through here on clyde emoticon

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123ELAINE456 12/16/2012 11:47PM

  I'm glad to hear that you day went well for the Both of You. Stay Safe and Warm. Get plenty of rest and sleep. God Bless You and DH. Have an Enjoyable Day. Take Care.

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LVMAMAW 12/16/2012 11:45PM

    Please be safe, but glad all is well. So you evidently are going to have a White Christmas!?! What fun! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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