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Still very icy

Wednesday, February 13, 2013



As you can see from the photo I took this morning, I still have a lot of ice around my house. (And you can see my trash can too, I don't normally keep that by the front door, but last week, after it was emptied, I did not want to trudge through the 8 inches of snow to put it back behind the house.) That is a problem area in the winter, when the snow melts and doesn't soak into the ground. The puddle gets so deep, it goes past my ankles in spots, and I have to wear rubber boots to get from my door to the car. This ice formed when we had warmer temperatures and it rained all night, and the temps were below freezing by morning.

I got my groceries today, and some ice melting salt; I sprinkled the salt around before bringing my groceries in. It didn't melt much because the ice is so thick, but it made it slushy and it's easier to walk in slush than it is a smooth sheet of ice. We just a need a warm enough to melt it, with sunshine instead of rain, so that it dry up as it melts. I also bought some ice melt stuff that is safe around plants to use on my steps and walkway, so it don't kill all the perennials growing in that area. A lot of people in the area are having a problem with the ice, and salt and ice melt are getting hard to find. I intended to get mine at Meijer with my groceries, but they were all out, so I had to go to Walmart, and their supplies are running low. I did buy enough to hopefully get me through with what is left of this winter though.

Had my chemo yesterday; hemoglobin dropped a little bit from two weeks ago, but it was at 10, which is still below normal but a good number for me. Normally mine is 9.7 or below. I didn't feel very good in the evening; started to feel nauseous, and ended up with a migraine on top of it. I took my nausea and migraine meds and I was in bed before 9pm. Today I feel better, and doing ok with the pain issues considering the time I spent on my feet shopping today.
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WILLEYDEBORAH 2/17/2013 10:10PM

    Be careful on that ice. I hate trying to walk on it. My greatest fear is falling on the ice and no one being around to help me get my big butt up. Haha.

You are looking great. I will keep you in my prayers.

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OPALMOON 2/16/2013 8:00AM

    Hi Shari. Hope the nausea and migraine have settled and you are feeling much better. Take care with all that ice and keep warm.

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NPA4LOSS 2/14/2013 10:32AM

    Stay safe and warm my friend. I hope that you have some warm weather soon to help melt the ice off. Sending a little Kansas emoticon your way! emoticon

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GOANNA2 2/14/2013 2:34AM

    Be really careful around that ice. The idea to
use gravel to raise the area sounds good.
I think you are so good going shopping after
having chemo. Let's hopr the migraine goes away
and you feel better soon. Have a nice Valentines Day.
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1STATEOFDENIAL 2/14/2013 2:07AM

    Is there a possibility of getting some gravel or some new paving stones to put in that area this summer to raise the ground up? That should help lessen the ice next winter. The ground underneath the stones has probably washed away and that's why the water gathers there. Not sure if you'd be able to afford it, but the best option would be to tear out everything and redo the area with sand, rocks, and pavers on top to aid with drainage.

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POPSY190 2/13/2013 9:43PM

    Ice is terrible for walking on. Do take care and allow yourself to rest as well.

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/13/2013 8:46PM

    We have been so lucky to not have had any ice this winter *fingers crossed*! It is impossible to maneuver on it. Glad the hemoglobin is staying OK!! Sounds like you're still getting a lot done!

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CMRAND54 2/13/2013 8:38PM

    I'm so glad we haven't had ice here yet this winter. It can be dangerous to walk on for sure.

Hope you are feeling better today.

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KARENLEIGH32 2/13/2013 7:38PM

    Ugh so glad we haven't had that mess yet. February tends to be our worse month of winter here. We have used kitty litter in a pinch when we were out of ice melt.

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ELLFIN3 2/13/2013 4:46PM

    You be very careful on that ice!! I am glad You got a lot done today! Maybe by the time You have to get out the ice will have melted!! Enjoy Your evening!! ((HUGS))

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/13/2013 4:07PM

    Burr, makes me feel cold just looking at this pic! (smilig) Stay safe and warm.

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LJOYCE55 2/13/2013 3:57PM

  Good for you keeping up your normal activities while undergoing chemo. Take care of yourself.

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