I don't blame you. I would have stayed in if I could have.
I saw you had to go out and cut wood in icy temperatures. That's such a pain in the neck. On the other hand, wood is all that's affordable now and there are unlimited quantities of it. I am using the wood I bought this past summer for emergencies. If Propane stays obscenely high I'll be out with the chain saw cutting up blow downs myself before long.
I stayed inside too. Worked inside all day. Walk out to truck, drive home, stay inside again....dull life.
My brother is planning a trip to an Idaho ghost town in Spring. I am considering flying out and going with him. It's been so long since I have done anything different, or interesting. I need a change.
Winter storm warning here in SW Idaho. Snow falling on and off and the night has taken on that odd reflective winter brightness. Dad stopped by and loaded up the garden wagon with wood so I don't have much of any reason to go out and play in the weather. Harry I want to thank you for your insight of being a Dad and I hope I have convinced my Dad that I appriciate him. He has told me he he feels a bit guilty by not helping me as much as the other kids. I told him that I know he has my back on stuff but that he really saved my house when I got so sick. He is a wonderful man.
Jamie, I hope the snow doesn't get too bad there, and I'm glad your father brought you some wood. A good father keeps his eye on grown kids and helps them when they need it. There's no such thing , especially today, as just waving goodbye and forgetting your kids.
It's windy and cold here to! Burrr...
This is the worst winter I can remember since coming to the mountains in 1986. I hope it is not going to become the norm for winter.
Harry,(captaincrunch)We got slammed by artic blast No.6 yesterday.this really sucks.....I hope my Coyote on the beach is warm and has a Jack Rabbit or two in its belly.
If you got it then that means it is on it's way here. Right now (Saturday) it is 43 degrees out, but that doesn't mean anything. When these cold waves come through the temperature drops down near zero in a matter of a couple of hours.
Staying indoors is a good idea this time of year.
It certainly is. Sometimes you have to go out but otherwise, it's time to fort up.
I sat in a chair under a tree with cloudy skies, and a cold breeze..to watch little league practice...ohhh what we do for our kids..Oh I did not mention last night..we had a cold slow rain towards the end of practice..yes I love my children...
That would have been pretty miserable. My kids never did little league, I don't think it existed here when they were that age. But we did karate, for ten years. I tried to take it with them, busted my achilles tendon, and there after sat in the bleachers.
I've had the flu or some upper respiratory virus for the last week, and now the wife has it also. its been a real tail kicker, and we are both looking at a couple more days of being couped up in the house.
That's the one thing I'm not having to put up with right now, we are both in pretty good shape. Sorry you two are not feeling well, hope you get better soon.
Wish I could have stayed in, but 10 young kids needed some baseball instruction while JUGM had coffee with a retired master chief sitting in her chair on the sidelines.
It takes a courageous soul to get involved with Little League. My brother Terry did that when his son was that age, and now that his son with his second wife is little league age, he's back at it. Some of the tails he tells make me think you have to have very good self control.
I had to grin and bear it yesterday. I ran 14 miles in the morning. It was 30* and windy but eventually you kind of get used to it. Then I had to pick up the boys from preschool, run home and get a shower, then pick up my oldest to run him to the doctor. He has an ear infection, which is weird as he's older and not prone to them, but the pediatrician said there is a virus going around right now causing ear infections in older kids. Then to pick up prescriptions for him, and drop off the car which is having some sort of issue where it sounds like something is dragging. I hope it doesn't cost a fortune to fix. It was a busy day! This weekend should be quieter, I hope.
Lisa,(captaincrunch)your car sounds like it has a break issue with the rear end. Disengage the parking brake and drive it around. Stop and reset the parking brake. Then see if the brake light is on. Then disengage the parking brake again and see if the light goes out. Evan if the light goes out, the brakes still my be "a little engaged" and the parking brake mechanism may need adjustment. It should be an "inexpensive fix" unless damage is done and the rear brakes have premature wear.
I don't know how you stay on your feet. Between running and child care you don't have much time to just breath. I think perhaps being older and past that is not such a bad thing after all.
Got out to shovel 4 in. of new snow this morning with the kids. Great exercise. They cancelled school 2 days ago because it was -30. It's OK though, no complaints. We have been in a drought here lately in Idaho and we really need all the moisture we can get.Hunker down...there's more to come. --Troy