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February 27, 2010 | Family,Iowa,Winter

The kids and I saw footprints in the snow one morning before school. We hadn’t seen any animals around, so it was a mystery how they got there. We’ve had various critters around — deer, skunk, raccoon. It would be interesting to figure out what had wandered around our house in the snow.

After school, we went out to track the prints. They stopped with tire tracks. Did Pappa have an animal in his pickup? We didn’t think so. They went a little ways past the garage but not all the way down the driveway. They stopped before the snow in the yard. We saw them along the side of the house, though, to the door into the garage. I remembered feeling horrible for the delivery guy who had to tromp through the snow I hadn’t had time to clear yet. Aha! The delivery guy. He must have had a dog. Mystery solved.

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February 25, 2010 | 2010,Iowa,Weather,Winter

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SNOMG2010, part 2

February 9, 2010 | Iowa,Weather,Winter

And the bench? Was tasty.


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I’ve lost count of the snow days

February 8, 2010 | Iowa,Weather,Winter

The school jinxed it when it sent a note home last week that said, “Beginning Monday, Feb. 8, we will be adding 30 minutes to our school day for the rest of the 2009-2010 school year.” You know. To make up for a gazillion snow days.

Which means, of course, that Monday, Feb. 8, was a SNOW DAY.

Yep. Sure enough. I bet Tuesday, Feb. 9 is too.

I tried to post photos, but WordPress is being all hinky. Will try again tomorrow.

We got an invitation to a wedding in the Bahamas in May. I’m SO wishing we could go NOW and hang out until the wedding.

PSA: For anyone who thinks I complain too much: Go away. Nothing to see here. We got nothing but unicorns and rainbows in these parts. Yay. Whee. Can’t wait for more snow. Whoo-hoo.

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Snow accumulation 1-3 inches? My a$$.


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Sick of snow

January 31, 2010 | D.C.,Friends,Iowa,Weather,Winter

I know some smart and funny people. My friend Bob, who lives in Washington, D.C., wrote this delightful ode to snow. Thanks, Bob! I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Oh, the weather outside is flaky,
And my nerves are kinda shaky,
And since I’ve no place to go,
I am so sick and tired of the snow!

It doesn’t show signs of warming,
And the drifts are slowly forming,
The temperature’s way down low,
And I’m so sick and tired of the snow!

When I’ve shoveled it all at last,
And the driveway is finally clear,
The plow once again comes past,
Piling it all up to here!

It’s certainly not too pleasing
When melted snow’s refreezing,
And I really want you to know:
I am so @&#^ sick of the snow!!!


You think you’re driving anywhere tonight? Ha!

Crazy snow drift from the last storm.

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Blue skies smiling at me, nothing but blue skies do I see

January 26, 2010 | Iowa,Weather,Winter

Morning parhelion, er, sun dog. Woof.

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I can’t make it on my own, drive me home

January 25, 2010 | Blizzard,Iowa,Weather,Winter

This is what it was like driving in a blizzard a few hours ago. Visibility now is even less, I’m sure, and the driveway is completely drifted shut. (Well, that, and it’s getting dark.) Better get out there and start clearing. If my count is right, this is Blizzard No. 5.

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Rocking pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

Family,Getting sick,Iowa,Medical,Pharmaceuticals,Stuff,Weather,Winter

I just moved my mini-pharmacy from the kitchen back to the medicine cabinet in the bathroom. I hope I didn’t jinx anything.

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I can’t remember what I said, I lost my head

January 24, 2010 | Iowa,Weather,Winter

This is what happens when the temperatures hit 30 degrees or so for a few days. (That’s the snowman’s carrot nose on the ground beside him.) It’s not like spring is here or anything. Just a mid-winter “heat wave” to make things all messy. The weather forecast calls for lower temperatures and more snow and ice.

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