Monthly Archives: January 2009

Back to Normal Weather?

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It seems that the snowy, freezing cold weather may be letting up, at least temporarily.  We’ve had five 2 hour delays (so far) since Christmas, and two snow days this month, and I’ve enjoyed all of them!  I usually keep pretty close tabs on the weather during the winter, but I missed hearing about Sunday’s storm until we were in the midst of it. 101_2360

This picture was taken on route 36 – the main road!  We had a beautiful drive to church, but it was really slippery – when John uses 4-wheel drive, you know it’s bad.  There was a small turnout at church and evening services were canceled because of the expected 6 – 12 inches of snow.  We had a nice, relaxing evening at home.

The balcony on Saturday

The balcony on Saturday

The balcony on Sunday.  Notice the snow fell off the back of the glider.

The balcony on Sunday. Notice the snow fell off the back of the glider.

We ended up getting 6-8 inches of new snow, but it drifts so much around here, it’s hard to gauge exactly how much we have.

Monday morning, John got the driveway cleared out again.  It’s so nice to have the cub cadet fixed so he doesn’t have to shovel by hand!

The van hasn't been moved since before Christmas and has at least a foot of snow on it!

The van hasn't been moved since before Christmas and has at least a foot of snow on it!

I’ve been spending a lot of my extra time at home knitting.  It’s such a relaxing hobby!  This is my current project,101_2364

a scarf using lace-weight yarn, the thinnest yarn I’ve ever knit with.

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More Snowy Weather

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I took another picture of the balcony to show how much snow we’ve gotten since Saturday.

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Saturday

Saturday

John plowed out the driveway again today in preparation for more snow.  We’re only supposed to get 2-4 inches tonight, but the school district has already already called for a 2 hour delay tomorrow because of the extremely cold wind chill factor.  I love 2 hour delays because I get to sleep in and the day goes fast 🙂

Church was canceled for the second Wednesday night in a row so we’re sitting at home talking to Jeremy, Lois, and Peyton who came over to work out.  Peyton was pretending to be hurt and wants his daddy to bring the “abulance” to take him to the hospital.  After he gets to the hospital, Jeremy gets to give him a shot, maybe some CPR, then he’s “all better”.

Jessica and Adam went to the OU prom Saturday night.

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They had a good time.

Lots of Snow

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Today we have the excitement of a snowstorm with 6-10 inches of snow expected.  I believe we have at least 8 inches already,

Snow on the balcony

Snow on the balcony

but I don’t know how much more we’ll get since it has changed to freezing rain 😦   I haven’t been outside, but I took some pictures from inside the house.

The road was covered with snow all day!

The road was covered with snow all day!

The backyard

The backyard

This afternoon, when I looked outside to see how much snow we were getting, I was thrilled to see John plowing the driveway with the tractor that has been broken for the past two years.  I’m so glad he got the tractor fixed so he doesn’t have to shovel by hand.  He told me he cleaned the carburetor and was able to start it!

This was a short week at school, which I enjoyed very much!  We had an early dismissal Tuesday because of freezing rain, no school Wednesday because of the ice, and a two hour delay Thursday because of snow.  If today would have been a school day, we definitely would have had a snow day.  It was great to have the day off school Wednesday because I was able to get all the Christmas decorations put away and get out my snowman collection.  Since the weather was so bad, church was canceled Wednesday night.

I’ve been working on some knitting projects and finished Adam’s socks. 101_2327

Jessica modeled them for me when we were in Ohio, visiting Mom and Leroy last weekend.  We drove Jeremy’s truck out there so John could pick up an engine from his brother, Dan, for Jessica’s van.  Jeremy’s truck is comfortable, but after he installed a new bed on it, he didn’t reinstall the running boards.  John had to boost me into the truck every time I wanted to get in except when we were parked by a curb 🙂  How does Lois get up into the truck???

Happy New Year!

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We spent our New Year’s Eve with our good friends Bill, Diane, and Mark, playing dominoes and eating sauerkraut and sausage and other goodies.  Here is a picture of Mark, wearing his Snuggie (actually his own bathrobe turned backwards!) taken last Sunday.

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The commercial was on TV, but unfortunately, it was finished before I got my camera out.

On December 26th, we went to Toledo to visit Brian and his family and to take Christmas presents to them.  I received a digital photo frame and John got a huge equipment bag to use next summer on GOBA. 101_2316

These are shirts Jessica got for the girls in Italy.

Caity spent a lot of time playing Guitar Hero and Jessica sang.101_2322

John and Brian made some shelves for Emily’s new TV.101_2319

Every year, I make New Year’s resolutions and TRY to keep up with them.  This year, as always, I hope I can make some changes in my life.  I’d like to organize my house and also my craft projects, especially my knitting, and John and I would like to start a healthy eating and exercise regime.

Here are a couple knitting projects I’ve made recently. 101_2166

This is a tiny ornament I made for Jessica from some leftover sock yarn. 101_2320

These are legwarmers I made for Becca.

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I’d like to finish up some things before I start new projects, but new projects are always more tempting.  John and I went to Pittsburgh Tuesday and I visited a nice yarn shop, Dyed in the Wool, where I got a couple skeins of yarn for lace scarves and some yarn for mittens or a hat.