Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snow Day 2!

Snow Day #2 was a lot like Snow Day #1, no snow & lots of ice. Dean & I didn't have to go to work the last 2 days but I did work from home. Just a little today but I put in 6.5 hours Tuesday.

I took some pics. The temp was in the 20's so I wasn't about to go outside. These were all taken through doors & windows.
This is the view from our front door.
More from the front door. Sadly, that's ice & not snow.
The patio from the living room.
Pretty much the same view as the last picture but this was at 8:30 this morning. That black bag to the left is covering my pepper plant that I've managed to keep alive for a couple of years.
I took this one from the back door. I hope the ice on my palm doesn't kill it. I've learned that Dean turns the pool pump up & that keeps the pool water from freezing.
More from the front door.
Dean decided to venture outside. The bird bath was frozen solid.
Behind the pool. Notice lots of brown plants.
Home plate from the old Alex Box Stadium is almost completely iced over.
The driveway.
More of the driveway.
The ice in this area of the patio was a couple of inches thick & solid. It hasn't completely melted & we're getting back into the 20's tonight. We have to go back to work tomorrow. Bummer. We've determined that I'm in the minority in being completely happy to be confined to the house for several days. Everyone else has cabin fever. I've thoroughly enjoyed my time off!

I managed to not eat everything in sight either!
Pancakes with fruit is really good! I only used a tad of syrup & it was sugar free. YUM! I've had a lot of salads too.
I've lost count of the number of cups of coffee & hot tea I've had over the course of the last couple of days.

I'm thinking I won't get a run in before Friday because you know it's in the 20's. Granted, it's colder a lot of other places & there's a lot of snow other places but I live here & we are not used to this & I don't like it! I was really excited about my first snow day ever - working at the newspaper I always had to go to work regardless of the weather - we were supposed to get actual fluffy white stuff. It didn't happen.

I hope everyone is staying warm & safe.



  1. Wishing we would get snow. At this point, I'd take just a normal winter day...something below 70 degrees! Although we are supposed to have rain sometime this week. We'll see if that happens. Those pancakes are making me hungry. I love pancakes with fruit! :)


  2. It looks like that here in Pa. all winter long this year. We got spoiled the past 2 winters: they were very mild and almost NO snow! This year it is crazy! Another storm coming tonight with ICE, and then Sunday another snow storm. I am DONE with it!!!:):)

  3. I love your yard! I hope to have a nice year one day when I grow up...and can hire someone to do it! :-) I wanted to eat everything in site, too. And I drank a thousand cups of coffee.