A Hard Winter

There were all sorts of dire predictions for a hard winter this year. It’s true there were a few days (and nights) of sub-freezing temperatures and even single digits but, thankfully, that didn’t last long. One site is predicting 4.4″ of snow for the valley where I shop. That could mean more for my house. It better get busy because, so far, there have been two snow “events” leaving only trace amounts, nothing measurable.

Questions QuestionsToday, the high was 60. I’m not going to say what time I woke up. I’m not especially proud of sleeping late. When I did wake, it was to sunny blue skies for the third day in a row. Both Friday and Monday have a slight chance of snow but that could change a dozen times (or more) between now and then.

After I published the day’s entry last night, I worked on the lesson templates. I spent more time on them this afternoon. I don’t know when I started but when I looked at the clock, it was after 4:30. Time flies whether you’re having fun or not. I think I’m finished with the Biblia version. I’ve incorporated the changes the editor wanted and updated everything to reflect they’re for the second quarter 2015. If I upload them now, I’m bound to find something I missed so I’m going to wait.

The broccoli I bought is as pretty as what I got before but after I’d thoroughly washed it, there was some grit in what I cooked for supper yesterday. This afternoon, I got it out and put it through four or five (I lost count) more waters before there was very little sand left in the bowl. Even then, there was a tiny bit in the pan after cooking. At least it wasn’t in my teeth.

My sister emailed last night that the only thing she had left to download was Spybot. I trust it’s been done today. Our other sister emailed that she had an annoying flicker on her screen so I sent her a link to fix it. She replied that she wished she wuz smart, too. Well, on the off-chance that I’m outing myself, I’m well-acquainted with Google. It’s very handy to search anything I want right on the address bar in Chrome.

The temperature had fallen to a balmy 57 degrees when I went out to dispose of the compost. The Catz gathered around, thinking they were going to get a People Food treat. They were disappointed by the orange rinds, banana peels and avocado skins and pits.

The next few days show the temperatures getting cooler. Tomorrow is mid- to upper-50s, then in the 40s for the days following. Weatherbug only goes a week out. I could search for more information but all I’d get is an educated guess so I won’t bother.

4 Responses to A Hard Winter

  1. Lila January 21, 2015 at 8:14 am #

    I think the people in some parts of the country would consider this a very hard winter.

    • Tommie January 21, 2015 at 9:33 am #

      True but I was writing specifically about predictions for my area.

  2. Joanie January 24, 2015 at 8:56 am #

    I think they (meteorologists) should be required to take a course in how to learn about what the winter weather will be like from the animals. They would be more accurate! The Alonsos and us both noticed that the squirrels around our places were NOT in any hurry to harvest the nuts, so when I kept hearing that we were supposed to have an especially cold winter this time around, I would think, hmmmm, we’ll see! The animals appear to have got it right! What a shocker!

    • Tommie January 24, 2015 at 9:21 am #

      The squirrels around here are wary of the Catz. Of course, we still have February and March to go through (and one more week of January).

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