I woke up this morning and realized it was January 6, 2009!!!! I'm sure some of you are wondering where oh where is Kathi??? :)...I am here and I have missed visiting all of you! I will be around to catch up on what's happening! I thought I'd share a little bit of what I've been up to....
December 8th 6:00 PM
It started to snow here in Minna-snow-ta. The first snow of the season, George and I took our hot chocolate and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven, it was so romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!
We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the whole world? We shoveled for the first time this year, George and I felt like kids again. We shoveled both our driveway and sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so we got to shovel again. What a perfect life.
The sun melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment. Our neighbor Bob tells us not to worry, we'll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see snow again. I don't think that's possible. Bob is such a nice man I'm glad he's our neighbor.
Snow, lovely snow! 8" last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, George and I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. I didn't realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but we'll certainly get back into shape this way. I wish I wouldn't huff and puff so.
20 inches in the forecast. Sold our van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires and 2 extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. George wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that's silly. We aren't in Alaska after all..
Ice storm this morning. George fell on his butt on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. George says it hurt real bad. I tried not to laugh as I think that's very cruel.
Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to pile blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at George and try not to irritate him. More shoveling, it took all day. Darn snowplow came by twice. I tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they're to busy playing hockey. I think they're lying. Bob says we have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill us. I think he's lying.
Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of white stuff fell today, and it's so cold it probably won't melt 'till August. Took George and I 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel. I tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter but he says he's too busy. I think he's lying.
Only 2" of snow today and it warmed up to 0. George wanted us to decorate the front of the house this morning. What, is he...nuts? Why didn't he suggest we do that a month ago? He says he did, but I think he's lying.
6". Snow packed so hard by snowplow, I broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the guy who drives that snowplow, I'll drag him through the snow by his ears. I know he hides around the corner and waits for us to finish shoveling and then comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow every where we've just shoveled! Tonight George wanted me to sing Christmas carols with him and open our presents, but I was too busy watching for the snowplow.
Merry Christmas. 20 more inches of snow tonight. Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. I hate snow! The snowplow driver came by asking for a donation, I hit him over the head with my shove. George says I have a bad attitude. I think he's wrong. If I have to watch "It's A Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to hurt him.
Still snowed in. Why in the world did we ever move here? It was ALL HIS idea.
Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze.
Warmed up to above -50. Still snowed in.
10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That's the silliest thing I've ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?
The roof caved in. The snow plow driver is suing me for a million dollars for the bump on his head. George went home to his Mother's. 9" predicted.
Set fire to what's left of the house. No more shoveling.
I feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me.Why am I tied to the bed?????