Sunday, December 12, 2010

DECEMBER DEJA VU

Well what a surprise this morning. I went to bed last night worried that we might have ice this morning,imagine my surprise when I woke to a white wonderland.
So much better than ice !!!
This measurement was taken at 9:30 after the temperatures warmed a bit so I think we probably had closer to 4". That's pretty significant ,especially when our weather guys said we would get less than 2" here and that wouldn't happen until tonight and tomorrow!!! Their explanation this morning was a 2 degree temperature drop they didn't expect.
This is the second year in a row we have had snow on my Christmas decorations.My g-son wanted to know where Santa was today, he's been watching all the Christmas stories and they always have Santa in the snow so in his mind there was snow so "where was Santa"??????
These Silkie's weren't sure what to think about this white stuff and would not come out until I cleaned off their foot board and then they got a drink of water and headed right back inside. Can't say I blamed them, running around in the snow with bare feet would be tough.
The DOT never got around to scraping our road but by noon the temperatures had warmed into the high 30's and most of the road melted clear.
After we had lunch Hubbie, G-son and I decided to make a trip to Sam's Club. We needed a few things including a smoked turkey for next weekends family dinner and I needed to talk to the Verizon people about my phone. I have a LG phone and it has taken on a mind of it's own,powering down at unknown times without my knowledge. With my business that is not a good thing. Three days last week I found my phone off when I took it out to make a call and had no idea how long it had been off and apparently during these power downs it will not take messages, which on one day caused my family members great worry.
Anyway neither of the main reason's to go to Sam's was successful ,they were sold out of smoked turkeys and the guys at the verizon stand said I would have to go to the verizon store and they would probably give me a new phone.
Back home g-son and Hubbie played with the Lincoln logs and I watched birds.
As you can see most of the snow had melted away by this time but the temperatures were plummeting and what was left and the water from the melted snow turned quickly to solid ice. The birds flocked to the feeders to get a meal to help them get through the cold windy night that is coming.
At one time I counted 12 Cardinals around the feeders among the Sparrows,Titmice,
Chickadees, Downy Woodpeckers,Nuthatches, Blue Jays and I'm sure I've left out some.
I hope they got all their tummies full and found a warm place to spend the night.By the time I finished with evening chores all the drips were frozen and it was very hard to keep from slipping down when I walked. I put plastic around the dog lot to keep the wind out and put all the chickens in their houses. Tonight isn't going to be the coldest night but the wind is blowing very hard and the chill factor is already near zero.
#2 son had to work today picking up mail from the blue post office boxes. #1 son and d-in-love went Christmas and grocery shopping. We fixed a big pan of lasagna and they all came for supper after their busy day. Daughter is dog sitting and it is far enough away that she didn't want to try to drive back on the slick roads tonight so we haven't seen her today. Schools are closed tomorrow so she can go in late.
After everyone left tonight I sat and watched the flames in the heater for a while and thanked God for the blessings of a wonderful family and for His care and graciousness in watching over each of us.
This doesn't seem like a Sunday without going to church. Several times tonight I've had to stop and think what day it was.
It is 19 degrees tonight at midnight,but I hear the wind howling out there,hope the power stays on !!
Thanking God for a wonderful day.
Good Night and God Bless.

1 comment:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Marilyn, We have 6-8 inches of the white stuff today--and it's terribly cold (wind chills below zero this morning)... Obviously, we are staying inside today...

Our birds are flocking to the feeders also.. I'll blog about that tomorrow. I do worry about all of the animals and birds out there in this weather.

Hope you can get out-and-about if you need to today... Just be careful.

Hugs,
Betsy