Any of you who have been watching the news on TV, will have seen that the Pacific NW, where I live, has been hit by some pretty nasty winter weather. The roads have been so bad with all the compacted ice and snow, that I have phoned the home office and said I will be staying home.
Today I spent a few hours installing indoor window insulating kits, on most of the windows in our home. Our home was built in the early 1950's and only has single paned windows. I dream of winning the lotto and having the whole house re-insulated and some nice new triple paned windows installed. In the meantime, the plastic insulating kits will have to do.
The birds have been at the feeders all day long gobbling up all the seed I set out for them, and the wild rabbits have been nibbling on any green leaves they can find sticking out of the snow. I did go out earlier in the day, and tossed a few handfuls of rabbit pellets under a couple of our parked vehicles as I saw rabbit footprints in the snow leading underneath the vehicles. Poor little rabbits get hungry too.
Tomorrow I have one client I have to visit, who lives five miles from here, then another on Saturday who lives about eleven miles away. I will not venture out on the roads if they are still covered in ice or if we get another snow storm.
I am hoping this severe early winter weather, is not a sign of the kind of conditions we will experience throughout all the winter months.
Us folks who live here in the Pacfic NW, complain about all the rain we get, but I say "Mother Nature, bring on the rain, and take away the snow"