Thursday, December 18, 2008

Nasty weather

I do not have a good excuse why I have not been blogging the last few days, as I have had all the time in the world because I have not been working.
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"


Anonymous said...

We hear about your weather over here in the UK, hope you are keeping warm

Anonymous said...

Back again, I see you still have my old site on your sidebar, (helens world), I have moved to here, although I do sometimes still put things on the old site

Maria Verivaki said...

the best place to be is home these days
i am looking forward to having a little break from work these holidays
merry christmas and happy new year!

Yolanda said...

Stay warm during this artic blast. kiwi.

Anonymous said...

Stay safe.

We have nasty rainy/sleet weather here in SE Pennsylvania, but it hasn't affected the roads.