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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Feels like winter out there now.

I woke up this morning to a familiar sound.  When the wind blows steadily through the trees here, it makes a noise like a jet engine off in the distance.  Sometime during the night, the rain turned into sleet and the wind picked up.

 So long as you stay inside on a day like this, it's not bad.  I can keep the house warm and keep the humidity level at a decent point.

Going outside isn't much fun though. Even the dogs are all forted up in their straw house. It isn't the ambient temperature that makes things so dicey, it's that roaring wind.

After so many days of rain, it's almost inevitable that more trees will fall. As long as it happens out away from the house I don't mind that so much.

I don't think I've been into town since Saturday, but I'm not sure. When the weather is like this, one day tends to blend into the next and you begin to lose track.

Probably I will ride in today and have lunch, then maybe do a little browsing around at Walmart. Just for a change of pace.


  1. G'day Harry,

    I have always been fascinated by the cold & snow that occues in the Northern Hemisphere, have only seen real snow once in my life and that was on top of a mountain in Switzerland. The couple of times i have seen snow here you would probably call it a heavy frost! In winter I have trouble with too much humidity in the house, due to the difference in temps inside & out I get a lot of moisture on the inside of the windows and seem to spend a heap of time cleaning mold off of the ceilings & walls. It is unusual for winter temps to get below 57 deg during the day although at night it can get down to 41deg No worries at the moment though, was 93deg yesterday.

    1. Sgt,
      Tania told me there was no snow to speak of in Australia, I was shocked. Snow is just about everywhere here in winter, except maybe in Florida although some areas get more than others. We get plenty up in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

      We used to go to Interlaken in Switzerland. I have a couple of big mantle clocks I got there, and a Galilean thermometer. I remember the water in the river than ran through the town was turquoise, the most beautiful river I have ever seen.

    2. Thats right, we have a small region called the Snowy Mountains on the border between NSW & VIC that gets winter snows and supports our small ski industry. Other than that there are a couple of regions in Tasmania, NSW & Vic that get sparodic snow in winter, but I'm only talking an inch or two, not what you get. I will send you an old photo of me campming in the snow for the first & only time, you'll have a laugh.

    3. I'm looking forward to seeing that!

  2. how pretty ! That slow moving front is finally here, no snow though. Not sure about our place in Carolina. Won't be back up there til the day after Christmas, so we are hoping for something then.
    Stay Warm up there...

    1. If it's in Western Carolina I bet you get snow. Maybe not in the Piedmont, though. That's a good long drive between your two places.

  3. Here in Middle Tennessee we got about the same amount of snow you did, maybe just a little more ice. I had to drive down off of the ridge for an early A.M. doctor appointment, not fun, but a good challenge!
    Your comment about rain, wind and trees falling reminded me of our former home in several acres of heavy woods, I wore out two chainsaws trying to keep up with the widow makers! BTW, enjoy your blogs.

    1. I just saw an article on a news web page that said your area, and Eastern Tennessee, are number one relocation choices with "preppers." I am up in Eastern Tennessee a good bit, nice country and nice people.

      I used to cut up the hard wood that came down and we burned it in the fireplace or the wood stove. But now, with my son gone off up North, it's too hard for one old guy to do. So I buy wood from a wood cutter and just have to pick it up and stack it. I still have my chain saws though, because it seems like every big storm something has to fall across the trail going down the mountain, or even across the old forest service road I use to get to the county road.

      Thanks for the comment. I'm glad you are coming by.