Tuesday, January 7, 2014
The Blizzard of 2014
There’s not a lot going on around here … snow, wind and cold temperatures! As a result, lots of quilting. I stayed in my jammies Sunday and Monday … and just might again today. Of course, since my jammies are a pair of sweats, it’s easy to just put them back on in the morning … warm and toasty.
I wanted to get out and get some pictures of the huge drifts out front … but it’s just too stinkin’ cold … and to be honest, I’m not sure that my photography skills are adequate to do justice to the drifts. We got 14.5-15”, and with winds gusting up to 30-35mph, there are places where the snow is 3-4’ high and places where there’s just the thinnest layer of snow, not even covering the grass.
DH got out yesterday and cleared our driveway (so much for his assertion that buying the snow blower would ensure no more snow this winter – ha!). I admit that as I watched out the window, I thought for a moment or two that I’d get dressed and get out there and help. But he was making such good progress … even through the 4’ wall of snow left behind by the snow plows … it would take me 3x as long to clear anything with a shovel. Besides, I remembered how much pain I felt in my hands after walking outside in the 30-degree weather last week … I didn’t even want to contemplate how they’d feel after being out in –8 degree weather! I’m so proud of him … not only did he clear our driveway, but he helped several of our neighbors with theirs.
So I stayed inside and quilted. After all, it’s National Hobby Month, so I had to, right? I continue to make progress, but I’ll spare you the pictures … like I said Sunday, what I can show you now will look exactly like what I’ve already shown you … so I won’t bore you with more.
DH and I finally got a wild hair and took down all our Christmas decorations last night … truthfully, I got the wild hair and DH had no choice but to come along for the fun. ha! I don’t know why, but we always have such a difficult time putting together and taking apart artificial trees … I’d forgotten that when we bought this artificial tree. There was a moment last night when I was definitely regretting our decision to go artificial this year … but we finally got the tree taken apart and back in its box (sort of … it’d be back in its box if the box was about twice the size … no amount of coaxing would get that tree collapsed together like it was when we opened the box). Without the Christmas decorations, the house looks so empty.
Temperatures will actually get above 0 today, so things are slowly but surely returning to normal in this neck of the woods. I’m going to enjoy my last home-bound day … quilting, of course!
Stay warm, everyone!