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January 17, 2010 | Iowa,Weather,Winter

Posted by Becky @ 2:12 pm | 1 Comment  

Look behind the picture for a different conclusion

January 12, 2010 | Iowa,Weather,Winter

Posted by Becky @ 3:40 pm | 4 Comments  

Clearing the driveway

January 7, 2010 | 2010,Iowa,Weather,Winter

I had to wait until I could feel my feet again before I posted this. We cleared the driveway, which I’m sure we’ll have to do again in the morning.

We even had to clear part of the highway. I don’t think the snowplows were out today, and I saw they weren’t being sent out tonight. That means the whole highway might be closed tomorrow.

The mail carrier surprised me. He actually tackled a good 2 feet of snow and a huge drift in front of our mailbox to deliver our mail. Thanks, Jerry!

We have lots more digging out in our future. And I hope the LP gas lasts throughout the winter because I don’t think we’ll see the tank until spring. It’s buried under a good 5 feet of snow drift.

And if this were a horror movie? This would be the point when the scary voice would whisper-shout, “Get out!”

Posted by Becky @ 11:26 pm | 2 Comments  

How many blizzards can Iowa have in one winter?


I’m not sure I want to know. Unless the answer is “no more.”

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeelp meeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Posted by Becky @ 2:32 pm | 1 Comment  


January 2, 2010 | Iowa,Weather,Winter

Posted by Becky @ 10:58 am | 5 Comments  

Let’s waste time chasing cars around our heads

December 31, 2009 | Iowa,Weather,Winter

Somebody didn’t get the memo about the snow plow coming through.

Yep. That’s a car under there.

Posted by Becky @ 6:00 am | 2 Comments  

Sometimes it’s like a postcard

December 27, 2009 | Iowa,Weather,Winter

Posted by Becky @ 10:32 am | 7 Comments  

You talkin’ to me?

December 21, 2009 | Iowa,Weather,Winter

Well, I’m the only one here.

Posted by Becky @ 6:00 am | 2 Comments  

Everyone knows it’s Windy

December 9, 2009 | Iowa,Weather,Winter

We’re smack-dab in the middle of this blizzard. The wind is still raging outside. The kids are going a tad stir crazy. I’m hoping the wind dies down at some point today so we can get out and see what the sleds will do out there.

In the meantime, we’re trying to figure out our LP-gas hot-water tank. According to the manual, the settings have changed because something is blocked. (By snow perhaps?) Anyway. It smells like gas, so we need to figure it out. We’ll try to call the plumbing & heating company, but I’ll bet they’re hunkered down like the rest of us. If we can get anyone on the telephone, though, maybe someone knows more about this than we do.

Here’s the snow drift in front of the barn. The tractor with the snow blower is in there.

More drifts block the wood shed.

Half of the snow fence has been gobbled up by the snow. But, hey, it looks like it’s doing its job.

See that dark spot in the middle of the photo? That’s where the LP tank is.

Posted by Becky @ 11:19 am | 7 Comments  

Update 9 on robins

May 29, 2009 | Iowa,Spring,Weather

I saw the bird first thing in the morning and wondered if he would spend another day in the nest. Next time I looked, I found an empty nest. I was all excited for the little bird. A little sad too.

Posted by Becky @ 6:00 am | 1 Comment  

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