“Wyrd biõ ful ãræd.”

Thursday, February 13, 2014

I'm not going anywhere for awhile.

Here are some pictures I took today after last nights snowfall.

Walk out there a few hundred yards and you'd have a hard time getting back.



Even if I could get out, the doors of the Jeep are all frozen shut.












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  1. A little squirt bottle of warm water will take care of the doors easily. Or better yet some of that spray stuff you can buy to thaw em out.... If I had to stay home every time my doors were frozen shut each Winter I would have never been able to work. You are blessed (as am I atm) with having the ability to stay home warm and safe on days like these. Enjoy it!!!

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    1. Yeah, I could get them open if need be, but it seems kind of pointless to waste time doing it right now. I couldn't make it to the foot of the mountain anyway. That stuff is frozen solid and very slick. It's nice not to have to try to drive somewhere when you know it's a bad idea. One of the few things about retirement that appeals to me.

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  2. Ah, Harry...just squirt a few gallons of gasoline and flick the Bic...those doors will thaw before you can snap your fingers.

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    1. I don't carry very good insurance on that Jeep so I guess I better just wait til it thaws out. ;-)

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  3. Can you feel the love.?? Stay safe

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    1. I'm just taking it easy. I don't have anywhere I have to go......

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  4. Glad you made it though without the power outages that they called for.

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    1. Last night the lights were going dim, then coming back on. I figured I'd have to go out and start the generator but they never went completely out. It was windy last night and my guess is a tree limb was brushing on a power line somewhere. I hear we had transformers exploding in town, which would have been a good show. I saw one explode once right in front of the post office during a snow storm years ago, quite colorful. And it was nice there was snow because I didnt' get scraped up when I threw myself on the ground.....loud noises have that effect on me in my dotage.

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  5. Harry, I really like the daily updates or your little adventure. I always learn something when a person goes to the trouble of what went right and especially what goes wrong.
    Snow almost all melted here and it has been about 50 degrees for a high, rainy and just a little breezy at times. The season isn't so much the start of spring as the start of Mud and it's amazing just how muddy the feet of my pekes and cat can be when you dig about 25 + feet of trench 42 inches deep in the back yard!
    Stay warm and safe

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    1. I'm glad it's thawing out there. We are supposed to start getting some decent temperatures this weekend and maybe most of this stuff will melt.

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  6. I hear that a little vegetable oil on the door gaskets keep them from freezing. We finally got to 50 today and I can see the road!!! and grass !!! However, more snow tomorrow. It was nice while it lasted. How much snow did you get?

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    1. I think about a foot around my house. If it was just snow it wouldn't be so bad but it's frozen. If the storm you are getting is the remnants of what passed through here, I hope it doesn't drop freezing rain on you.

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  7. Glad to hear you are OK my friend. When I heard this one was hitting you it worried me. Wish you weren't all alone up there. Not saying you are not capable but anybody could slip on ice and fall down, it worries me.

    Anyway stay safe and keep on keeping on.
    Ryan

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    1. The worst that can happen to me is I go to Valhalla and feast with the Gods.

      I'm being careful. Haven' been out much, to tell the truth. Just to feed the animals, check on the outbuildings, and take a few pictures.

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