snow, more snow, spinning, and then there were three

snow

On Saturday, I was out for a snowshoe (didn’t ski) and was thinking how pretty the snow was…
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more snow…

And then it started snowing last night…

Welcome to our house,
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OK OK, doesn’t look like much…

Here’s looking across the front yard,
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And the end of the driveway where the snowplow piled up mounds up to my waist!
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This is the view out the back door,
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There’s a set of concrete steps under there someplace…

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They didn’t know what to do with themselves…

Since there was only about 3 inches left of the four foot fence on the side of the yard,
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I dug a trench…
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The girls were having quite a time with something on the other side of the fence,
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I worried it might be a skunk, but see that little dark upside down V over the fence? There are two canoes there, one stacked on the other, under some spruces… so the snow is a little lighter, and it creates something of a shelter. Where a cat was hiding. It’s probably still there.

The State offices have a delayed opening, in, um, 3 minutes. Don’t think I’ll make it. All that shoveling (and a bit of roof raking) wore me out! And then there’s the whole matter of not having a snow-worthy car to drive to work at the state because ice from the state’s building crushed it and it’s off becoming the frankenmonster car. I’m thinking it might need some detailing afterwards, suture lines and maybe little bolts.

Kat sent me an email about getting your call on the air on car talk. I learned two things, Louie Cronin (the Barbarian) is the gatekeeper for what calls go through, and they tape the show on Wednesdays. (I called on Thursday, so there’s still a chance my story is interesting enough for them). Read all about it in this She’s the Car Talk Traffic Cop article.

spinning

My first single on the ladybug, 4 ounces of just wool… (Amy says its from the wool pool, has some of this and that in it)
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I’m hoping to get lots of hints and advice at SPA… mostly about tensioning and keeping things even. I’m pleased enough with this, but I know there’s loads of room for improvement!

and then there were three

Goldfish that is…
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We had another jumper. But didn’t really know about it until we heard Gracie crunching on something and then hacking something up… DH keeps saying “she ate part of the family…” It was one of the “little” gold ones, I think the one I at one time called Stumpy because its dorsal fin was really short lengthwise. But, look, the Floater is swimming more normally! I thought it was hogwas (or fishwash), so I did some googling about the frozen pea thing, and kept running into it as a cure for goldfish swim bladder problems. Seems to have worked!

I was eyeing them up the night I was cooking the smelts…

11 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Chris said,

    February 23, 2009 @ 10:23 am

    Hmm. Lovely Catch-22 there with trying to get to work!

    Hey, think how much longer that fish’s life was because you have dogs and not cats. :)

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    Brenda said,

    February 23, 2009 @ 10:55 am

    What was up with that storm? I thought we were going to get three inches or so! I have a snow day today (working in academia has its benefits) so I was out in my snowshoes tromping paths for the dog. The spinning looks great – can’t wait to see it in person at spa.

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    Dianna said,

    February 23, 2009 @ 11:01 am

    I got stuck today, not being able to get out. I only have a small snowthrower essentially to just handle my decks. It is overwhelmed and unable to handle the driveway. My plow guy won’t come plow the drive until the road is plowed. Our road is a privately maintained one (the town refuses to take it on), so getting it plowed is slower than the town roads. I can’t shovel a quarter mile of driveway that is some 30″ deep with snow because of cardiac issues, so I am casting on Oh! Canada to weather out the storm. I bought the yarn at SPA last year, so decreasing stash is making room for more treasures this year! LOL

    Sam loves the deep snow – he’s been playing dolphin out there, bounding out and over the snow in huge strides since his body length is so long and he is so big! Now they are all in taking morning naps!

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    Emily said,

    February 23, 2009 @ 2:09 pm

    Here in this part of the country, that kind of snow would drive us all inside to our hot chocolates! Wow.

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    Molly Bee said,

    February 23, 2009 @ 3:58 pm

    Do you still have power? My friends in PortlandTown don’t! Doozy of a storm you’ve gotcher self there. Mum says it 18″ and rising up in The County! We had some coolie loaches (sp?) that kept swimming up the airpipe in our fish take to off themselves. You have to respect their decision. Being expected to swim round in your own poo all day….

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    Julie said,

    February 23, 2009 @ 4:31 pm

    Great spinning!

    p.s. you’ve won an award; check out my blog for details.

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    February 23, 2009 @ 8:05 pm

    Hey – snow was tiring and beautiful all at the same time today, wasn’t it? I love the look of it still clinging to the trees, but wonder the implications re: electricity.

    Bravo! on the spinning! I thought of you when I read today’s Harlot post. Have fun at SPA weekend – can’t wait to see what you learn!

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    Cindy AKA Memere AKA Mom said,

    February 23, 2009 @ 8:07 pm

    I’m so glad I have sand vs snow!!!! Come stay where it’s warm and warm your mother’s heart. Love you more than I can ever express. Mom

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    kmkat said,

    February 23, 2009 @ 9:44 pm

    That is an impressive amount of snow you have there! It makes the 4″ we got on the weekend look like a dusting. Enjoy the home time — it serves the State right that you cannot come to work after they let that ice fall on your car!

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    Gramily said,

    February 25, 2009 @ 10:39 am

    Okay, I admit it; I’m not missing the volume of snow. People staying in our house have had problems with the generator, blew it with the electric stove instead of using the wood cook stove, a tree fell NEARLY on their car, the skylights are leaking and T is evaluating whether it is easier to stay home in the winter or go away and worry, worry, worry and deal from afar. I vote emphatically for Mexican days.

    Maybe knitting was partially invented to keep hands warm, women sane when and where it was cold. After roof raking and shoveling, feeling wool between ones’ fingers as a new garment is created seems like bliss.

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    beth said,

    February 25, 2009 @ 2:22 pm

    Wow it looks like you never left Syracuse with all that snow!

    Your spinning looks terrific.

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