View Full Version : ** Daily Wash Friday 8th February 2013**

02-07-2013, 09:52 PM
Morning all.

Felt sure someone would have started the Wash, Peter obviously has no Kewpie Doll ambitions!

Had a email from Eileens neuce in Ireland overnight confirming the availability of their cottage,on the farm, for mid-May so somewhere else to add into the holiday equations aling with lots of caravanning this year

No snow and very clear cold sky so see what Friday brings


02-08-2013, 02:50 AM
(((Geoff))) another broken night for you!

Well, my back is much easier an I can walk when I stand up, so we're off to the Art an Craft Show at Event City, Salford this morning with a friend. Ruth will spend her time in the crafts side an I'll have a good scrounge around the art side. First long run in the new car.

Dry and 2C this morning.

Have a good day everyone.


02-08-2013, 03:01 AM
Morning Doug....

Quiet around here this morning...noticed a few more typos in my message!

Glad the back getting better,so is my cold!

Started a slightly wintery drizzle here...waiting for the sofa man now...


02-08-2013, 03:18 AM
Hi Geoff and Doug....
Lucky me, I looked in around 7 and thought the Wash hadn't started, was going to start it but wasn't logged in........phew! :lol:

A cottage in Ireland sounds good to me Geoff.

Finalised our accommodation for Rarotonga (Cook Islands), that's going to be pretty good in the middle of our winter :thumbsup:

Another sunny warm day with 27C. Loving this weather, the best summer we've had for years, but everywhere is looking so dry, we are reducing our stock numbers now because we haven't got enough grass for all of them.
No more rain in sight......the real farmers are getting worried.

Back to the physio today, will get over to Hamilton next week to see the hand specialist. Am hopeful the treatment won't include a splint - will hamper me greatly if it does. Short term I know, but........
My back problem is sacroiliac too, but getting more comfortable as long as I don't sit for too long. I'm falling apart! lol

Have just been checking a portrait I'm currently working on in photoshop - will now make some corrections and move on with the next part (skin tones).

Have a good weekend everyone.

Glad to hear better news of (((Gail))).

Hugs :wave:

02-08-2013, 03:24 AM
Good evening Doug and Geoff and all to follow.

Glad your back is recovering Doug. Hope your sleep patterns rearrange to normal Geoff.

Lovely partly cloudy day today. A few showers. The first of which hit when I went to the dump. Takes a long time to recycle so wet I was. The hairdressers at Samford didn't need to spray my greying locks and did their usual superb job. Will need a subtle colour again soon.

Then the grocery shopping and back up the mountain. Half an hour of reading and then back down the mountain to ferry a friend to her work. Her son totaled their truck a few months back and she has been bicycling down. The goat track is still accessible by bike and she only rides downhill. Unfortunately she has something wrong with her joints in the past few weeks and can barely walk? She sees the specialist next week.

Rest of day spent house working. :eek:

BBL :wave:


02-08-2013, 03:40 AM
Hi Annie,
just had a quick look at fb and couldn't resist re-posting this here :D


02-08-2013, 04:05 AM
Did Roger post that ???? :lol: :lol: :lol:

02-08-2013, 04:46 AM
Morning all
had a rotten night at work manager getting on my back most of the night
I love to let his Tyre down but he walks to work:evil:
well not really he being got at by his boss :D

the drive home gave me a beautiful sunrise of salmon pink going down to the horizon to golden orange with crimson streaks :heart:

Geoff :I work every night 22;00 to 07:00 in the freezer in a supermarket
so can't start the wash to get a Kewpie doll may try next time I'm on holiday

hope all out there are well

HAWLTAIN :heart: 2 all else

Scene Chaser
02-08-2013, 07:20 AM
Good Day All,

We've had our biggest snowfall of the season during the night. Four or five inches, I think, but too dark out to tell yet. I’ll be firing up the snow blower later today.

Doug, glad you are feeling up to attending the art show. Enjoy.

Geoff, glad your cold is finally subsiding. If we get to Ireland in May, perhaps we could meet up.

Lulu, I hope they are able to resolve your hand problem.

Hi Annie.

Peter, I love a beautiful sunrise. A shame your boss is being difficult.

After clearing the snow this afternoon, I will try to build a new bird feeder. Glad I filled the old ones before the storm.

02-08-2013, 07:55 AM
I'm sitting here at work....whew...I made the drive in. We got at least 6 inches of snowprobably more like 8; because it was up to the bottom of my doors when I left our subdivision. I had to stay in Larry's truck tire tracks and not veer off or I'd have gotten stuck. VERY slippery and driving only about 20-30 mph. But I made it.:thumbsup: Can't say I like driving in this much; it never used to bother me but the older I get the more I dislike it.

Doug, enjoy your day at the art fair; you'll get to try out that new car.

GEoff, sorry you aren't sleeping well still. I didn't fall asleep until after midnight last night and was up at 6am. I had gone to bed at 9:30 too.:confused:

Jen texted me last night saying that Kaitlyn has a sore throat, achy back and neck...and she thinks she may have the flu.:( They had just been to our house for dinner.:rolleyes: ..the incubation period for the flu is 1-4 days...so I guess we'll know by the weekend if we'll get it. Jen also said that so far the daycare where Klaira goes has dodged the flu and she felt bad that probably Klaira will bring it there. I guess there isn't much that can be done; if you're going to get it.....you're going to get it.

Peter...good thing our boss's can't read our thoughts.:evil: Glad you enjoyed the sunrise though.

LuLu, no blue ears for you today.:thumbsup: LOVE the cartoon!

Annie, Roger would NEVER post a cartoon like that!:lol:

Bill, Larry probably will fire up his snowblower tonight after work too. First time this year. They are saying we could see the sun later today.

I hope you all enjoy your day and beaming some white healing vibes (((GAIL'S))) way. Sending more to anyone else in need.:heart:

Jen just called me and she called Kaitlyns doctor because her temp is 102 and they told her to take her to ER to be tested for meniningitis. If she tests positive for the flu they'll give the family Tamiflu. Klaira awoke with an upper respiritory too and Matt has been complaining of a headache but went out of town for schooling. Jen was crying...major stressed. She takes off work but doesn't get paid for it. I'd leave work to help her out but no one showed up for work today because of the snow! UGH...:o


Scene Chaser
02-08-2013, 08:27 AM
Darla, I thought of you this morning, having to drive through the snow. I, too, worry more as I get older about driving and coping in general about the weather.

June, is in for some bad weather in the northeast. Looks like two storms are colliding to bring tons of snow and wind with it. Hope she and her husband will not lose their power again.

It has resumed snowing here and we'll probably get another two inches. I'll take photos for JJ.


02-08-2013, 08:30 AM
Good Morning all,
It is almost 8:30 a.m. on a windy but dry morning here in Oakwood. Possible rain showers later today, but no snow in the forecast fortunately.

Was very mad at myself yesterday. I spent more than an hour revising one of the lessons for my Beginner WC Class in March, and then, somehow, I must have closed it without saving or something because the next time I tried to find it, it wasn't anywhere to be found. AAAAARGGGGHHHHH! So I spent another hour doing the revisions over again, saving it every couple of minutes. :lol: It has been a long time since I've done anything so stupid — on the computer at least.

Doug, Glad your back is feeling well enough to attend the art show. Take it easy though. When my back went out, the doctor said it would take a couple of weeks to be better and he was right. :rolleyes: So don't push yourself too much and have a relapse.

Lulu, Hope the physio helps with your hand and no splint needed :crossfingers: Sorry about your back hurting too.

Bill and Darla, That snow storm stayed up in the north for a change. We didn't get any so far. Take it easy especially driving, Darla. Hope your homeward journey is a safe one. :crossfingers:

:wave: to all who were here before me and to those still on their way. White light to all who are ailing and aching and a special beam heading Gail's way.



02-08-2013, 08:54 AM
Good morning... ours is a winter wonderland this morning. We didn't escape the snow totally and have 3-4" on the ground. It's wet and heavy but it isn't freezing rain and I'm good with that. It's snowing lightly now. Matt was out the door at 6:00 a.m. to make sure he could get to work on his first day. Bless his heart.

I like to shovel snow, so will get the porches cleaned off this morning along with the sidewalks. I want to bake a batch of cookies to have on hand for snacks. I find that the guys forage less if they can grab a cookie or two instead. Of course, there's always a bowl of fruit on the counter too. Anyway... I didn't get to paint yesterday, so that'll happen today.

I posted an update last evening on Gail's condition in her thread. Please be sure to post your good wishes so she can read them all in one place... She just might be coming home today... I'm a little worried about the weather up there because they were supposed to get LOTS of snow...

Retirement is good, eh Geoff, when our plans include many vacation spots...

I'm glad you're moving less gingerly, Doug! Enjoy the craft/art show!

I'll keep :crossfingers: about your hand, Lulu, especially since it's your left. I'm sorry that you have to sell off some of your stock... My Sister and her husband had to thin their cattle herd last summer because of drought...

Sheesh... I hope your friend doesn't have anything serious Annie!

Peter, I'm sorry you had such a bad night a work...

Bill, do you have lots of feeder plans?

Darla, I'm so glad you made it safely to work. Since the snow will continue throughout the day, consider leaving early enough that you're returning home in the daylight. So sorry that the flu has found its way into Jen's home... :(

Watching this morning's news, it appears that June's in for more than a foot of snow! :( There are two weather systems that will collide wreaking havoc...

Sylvia! I did the same thing two days ago! :eek: I'll send you a copy of my Class Plan... like yours, it's six weeks in duration...

Ted's brought me a second cup of coffee... browsing now is not optional! :) Have yourselves the very best possible day! :heart:

02-08-2013, 09:00 AM
Gooooooooood Friday morning and day to all Washers.......the weekend is almost here........oh wait, it's been pretty much the weekend for me all week. Dang it, that's the bad part about retiring.....weekends just aren't the same.

Temps dropping here, cold front with rain came through last night. Today low 40's and wet and yesterday it was so nice (mid 60's and sunny) and I felt rather good, that I decided to tackle the leaves in the front yard..... big mistake, big.........27 contractor size debris bags later the yard was cleared and I was hobbling and today I'm paying the price. Good thing it's nasty out, cause this old man is gonna end up sitting at his desk or drafting table most of the day.

Still going through the MIL's apartment.......can someone tell me why anybody needs 4 large jars of honey.......and I mean large. Unopened and 2 of them expired dates long gone.......I guess they went with the 2 large jars of black olives. The woman doesn't even like black olives! I'm betting they were on sale.

Time to make more coffee..........a good day to all, healing, inspiration and encouragement to all in need today.

Peace, love and hope..........Steve

02-08-2013, 09:12 AM
Good Morning Everyone!!

The table on my deck has about 12" (30cm) of snow on it and it is still coming down heavily and steadily. The roofs have no snow because the wind is so bad. I wouldn't want to drive in the countryside today, the whiteouts must be horrific.

Plan is to play table tennis early afternoon, will see how the roads are.

Darla, I hope Kaitlyn gets better quickly and I hope the rest of the family stays healthy. Such a worry for a young mother.

Lulu, I didn't know you also had problems with your back, such a prevelant problem as people get older and it isn't lack of exercise that does it. My friend's husband walked for an hour every single day and out of the blue he can't get out of bed. Fingers crossed about your hand too.

Geoff, you have a mobile cottage at any time:lol: Nice though to have it offered:thumbsup:

Doug, glad you are feeling better, have a great day!!!!

Sylvia, that is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo annoying:eek:

Peter, one of these days you'll join us retirees and you won't have a worry in the world.

Annie, you are sooo quick on the draw:lol: :lol: :lol:

Bill, finally a chance to use your new toy:lol:

If Gail is really coming home today Dan better do som hard blowing first:)

:wave: to ALL and :grouphug: to all who are not well!!


:wave: to Char and Steven, we X posted. Steven, black olives are excellent remedies for collesteral:lol: :lol:

Wind Song
02-08-2013, 09:18 AM
Hi Everyone:wave:

It is snowing and blowing here! I think I will hibernate for a day or so!

I have a few paintings on the go so that should keep me busy!

My sister is expecting 20 friend's to fly to Vancouver today and then on to Hong Kong and then on to Thailand! I am thinking there will be many cancellations of flights from Toronto!

I will have to say what Char said! lol

Have a great one!

02-08-2013, 09:43 AM
Buried in snow here. I think we got around 10". Don has yet to plow, so we will see. I think it is over for now. We don't have to go out until tonight.

So glad that Gail is coming along and the pain has lessened. Good news about the prognosis.
Darla, I agree about the driving. I like to stay in when it is snowing until it is over and they get the roads cleared. We do have to go out tonight, but I anticipate the roads being cleared by then. We just have to go across town. Getting out of our subdivision is the worst. Hope Kaitlyn is OK and that she has not spread the flu to you. Nothing worst than a sick child. Lots of worry because it is hard to tell what is going on.
Lulu, hope your hand heals quickly and that it does not require the splint. Hard to deal with when it is the hand you use the most.
Doug, you and Ruth enjoy your day and trip in new car. I am glad your back is improving, but be careful. Don did the twist thing once years ago and ended up in bed for 2 weeks. So easy to do when you back is susceptible to it.

I finished my hydrangea. You can view it at http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1307125. Tried to print HERE, highlight it, and click the link icon to put in the url but I couldn't get it to work???

Have a nice day.


02-08-2013, 10:05 AM
Sylvia, don't you just HATE when that happens? UGH...all that time and work gone ....just like that. :(

Steve, do you know that Honey is the ONLY food that does not go bad? It can be melted down or nuked and it'll be fine. ;) I LOVE black olives, and green ones too. See this link if you don't believe me.

Uschi, yes parents worry so much about their children. Jen is feeling overwhelmed and she doesn't get any paid sick days so when she misses work she is short in her paycheck!

Char, be careful shoveling! Thanks for that update on (((GAIL)))

Shirley, we are expecting some sunshine by late afternoon and temps in the 40's this weekend so goodby snow! :D

It's stopped snowing here but it's windy. It's a heavy wet snow so it's not drifting which is good.

02-08-2013, 10:13 AM
:wave: Good day all! Still snowing here too, I'll go out on the trail later and take some photos for JJ. Our grocery trip this AM was cancelled, taxis are overwhelmed. Luckily I got some things earlier this week on my various walks.

Glad to hear Gail is improving :heart:

I hope your family has a mild version of the flu, Darla, always a worry.

Lovely painting, Shirley!

Sounds like a beautiful sunset, Peter....hang in there :)

Love the cartoon, Lulu! :crossfingers: that you get what you need for your hand.

I've done that too, Sylvia, one of the hazards of composing on the computer, very frustrating!

Glad your back is easing off, Doug.

And that your cold didn't develop into anything else, Geoff. Cottage in Ireland sounds pretty good.

Have a rewarding day! :grouphug: :heart: :grouphug:

02-08-2013, 10:22 AM
Darla........I'm not supposed to have Honey...so my daughter gets all we get given!.........not only the sugar content ( as diabetic) but as a carbohydrate...but I'd be turning into JJ if I worried too much about it! ( Sori Judy-Joy)

Snow forecast across UK this weekend which could drag into next week and affect those coming to funeral from SW England.........

Bill...when & where are you in ROI??

Furniture came on time,looks good..I have paid them to dump the old chairs etc as their charges less than half what it would cost me to hire a 'van.


02-08-2013, 10:31 AM
Well, we had a nice few hours at the Art an Crafts show. Didin't spend much bought yet another palette :rolleyes: Watched a nice demonstration by Geoff Kersey. My back held up well.

It's been a lovely day, wonderful sunshine an 7C.

Heavy snow is forecast for the UK on Sunday. Nothing like you are getting in the US and Canada though.


Scene Chaser
02-08-2013, 10:34 AM
Char, I found one on the web I like. There are all sorts out there.

Steve, today is a snow day for the kids and teachers. When I was a teacher, I loved snow days, but now everyday is a snow day, as far as not having to go to work, that is.

Uschi, I’ve had this snow blower for many years, but it is only the second time I am to use it this season.
It has stopped snowing here. Time to blow the snow.

Shirley, I feel the same about driving in the snow. Won’t do it unless it’s an emergency.
I really liked your hydrangea painting.

Geoff, No definite dates or itinerary yet, but most likely in May. We want to visit Enniscorthy again, so it would be easy to find you from there. May still gives us the best flying rates and the weather is usually pretty good in May. We will be making decisions soon.

Doug, lucky you to see Kersey demonstrate. Show us your palette.


02-08-2013, 10:52 AM
Morning kids have been and gone, got a ride today for some reason, Spencer is a lot like my Mom was, "enjoys ill health" so "needed" a ride to school. Happily Grampa is happy to ferry them, I don't like to because it's a traffic jam.

I must ask what is the "Kewpie Doll" ? Is it realated to the blue ears?

Oh well things to do, BBL


02-08-2013, 11:20 AM
I must ask what is the "Kewpie Doll" ? Is it realated to the blue ears?

JudyL........It is one of mine.............as it appeared I was the only wash starter at one time ( and again now with these short sleeps) A Kewpie Doll was 'awarded' for three wash starts in a row........I now have a shelfull now and hope I never earn another........but if I am awake at 0300 and nothinh else happening I tend to look in at WC.......


02-08-2013, 11:23 AM
Bill...........our core time is 16/18th May, Pentecost, for one of Eileen's late brothers grandkids First Communion........as yet we have to decide if we are there any longer, there isn't much to do in the Wicklows at that time of year. Enniscorthy is about 50 miles South of there.


02-08-2013, 11:30 AM
Snow is still coming down steadily.

I have decided not to go to table tennis, I know I could make it just fine but don't know if anyone else will turn up and really, I am playing tomorrow morning anyway.

Plows come very sparingly intil it actually stops snowing.

Bill, snow day or not, schools stay open here and teachers still have to go to school and kids living within walking distance can and should attend (actually good for parents who go to work). Schools do not get paid from the government if they are not open. I know you bought something new, was it a lawn mower??:)

Shirley, LOVE it!!

Darla, you are absolutely right about the honey, I thought mustard was another one that doesn't go bad. Be very careful driving home, mind you, it seems that the snow has stopped in your area so plows have lots of time to clear before you leave:crossfingers:

Well, I think I'll take my dinging chair covers off and put them into the laundry, they are white, of course:lol:

I might even paint:thumbsup:

:wave: Uschi

02-08-2013, 11:43 AM
Hi Washerpals!!:wave:

Seems like I am continually running about 5 days behind lately! :( Anne has been back at work this week…against my advice and she’s paid for it by being totally washed out by the time she gets home. Yesterday we finally got to see her Oncologist again having had to cancel two appointments due to Anne being ill. New round of medications now on schedule and we’ll see what we’ll see I guess. :crossfingers:

Trying to catch up with washes but it’s slow work when I only seem to get to the computer for 5 minutes at a time I see that Matt GOT the job so congrats to him :thumbsup: (although we all were pretty confident he’d succeed!!) on embarking on his new career!! Will he give up his other jobs now?

Good on Doug with the new roof and new auto as well!

Geoff, good on you for making those caravan plans! Will you be making the trip back to France this year?

Doug I am so jealous…have not been out “scrounging about” in ages!!

LuLu, So many vacations to plan! Hope you get some substantial (but not overpowering) rains for the farmers soon! My Anne LOVES your garden photos..well Ok…so do I! Hope that the hand physio is helpful and not too painful!

Annie, everything looked good until you got to the:eek: Houseworking!! Has your Mt Nebo road gotten all fixed now?

Peter, I spent most of my working life working what we call the “Graveyard” shift, starting at 2200 so know exactly how you feel in the mornings!!

Bill have fun with the snowblower!! I have not caught up with old washes yet, did you catch the newest raider of Ms Feral’s food dish?

Darla…driving in snow…I still love it most of the time! :D Hope that you’re able to get home safely at the end of the day!! Poor Jen and the kids!! Hugs headed your way!!:grouphug:

Sylvia…I know how you feel about saving lessons on the computer…When Anne was doing her Master’s Thesis, she did it on the computer…and every day I made sure to ask her if she saved it and she always said yes. Then one day she “forgot” to save it and *poof* it was gone! Fortunately she’d printed out a rough draft a week or so before, so she had to reconstruct the entire thing over one weekend…I think she learned her lesson!! My back used to take two weeks or so to get better as well…but now I use Anne’s massage therapist and she is amazing…cuts that two weeks down into a matter of days!!

Char I did not get to make our traditional biscotti this year and I sure missed having those cookies around…although it’s better that I didn’t!! I’m out of coffee so I’ll have to go “out” for my first cup today…time to get that grinder fired up!!

Steve! I run over the leaves with the lawnmower until they are fine enough to bag easily without raking! Hope you feel better soon! I did not know honey ever “expired”.

Uschi…hope you can make it to table tennis…and back!!

Sharon..yes Paint paint paint!! Our weather out west is rather nice today…I’d love to be heading out to Hong Kong and Thailand today! :lol:

Shirley, the hydrangea is PERFECT!!! Well done !!
Darla, Jen should look for a better job!

Lynn, spend the day having fun! Love shooting in the snow!

Doug congrats on the new palette…what type is it? I’m seriously thinking about getting one made by either http://www.thelittlebrassbox.com/index.html or www.iba-copalettes.com both are WC members and are making brass boxes like Craig Young…although with less waiting time and a few less pence as well.

Bill…are you finally starting to enjoy the retirement ?

Judy…I know all too well the traffic jams around schools:eek: …Anne’s is a madhouse every day!! So many parents are ignoring the rules, parking in the bus area, driving too fast and not being good safe drivers around the children!

Geoff, the rest of us are thankful that you are so good about starting a new day’s wash!!

Uschi…glad you stayed home from table tennis…are you going to PAINT now??

I am really wanting a cup of good hot java beans now…so I need to get out the door and go find some! Hopefully I’ll make it back later!!


Scene Chaser
02-08-2013, 11:58 AM
Geoff, I’ve been to Wicklow, loved the scenery. If we’re there during that time, we will definitely try to meet up with you and Eileen.

Uschi, it was my new zero turn lawnmower. I do like my equipment.

Hap, did not yet catch the varmint, but someday.
I love my coffee. Have you tried Costco’s medium roast? I grind it fresh everyday.

02-08-2013, 12:00 PM
It's not meningitis....but Kaitlyn tested positive for the flu.:rolleyes: Now it's wait and see for the rest of us.:confused:

Waving to Hap, and Judy!

Uschi, good call about not going to table tennis. The plows have been by my workplace and the sun is trying to come out now.:thumbsup:

Bill, I'd think all teachers must love snowdays.

02-08-2013, 12:36 PM
Hap...doesn't matter that you may be 5 days late all the time..your missives are all well worth a read and you react to just about everyones situation....

Geoff, good on you for making those caravan plans! Will you be making the trip back to France this year?

No I think not, as much as I am a Francophile we had abandoned plans to return, despite invitations from friends who live there, as long as my Mother was still with us.....that being the case we went ahead and booked lots of caravan rallies within the UK, especially in East Anglia and the North West ( near Doug)......but next year that may be a different matter now. And as we don't have to come home to see what is happening I am looking at linking many of the caravan rallies together so we may be on the road for,say, 6 weeks..............

Which reminds me..wwhere is Nola??? is she LONI again???


02-08-2013, 01:08 PM
Snow fell steadily throughout the morning and the porch needs to be cleaned off again. It has stopped, but the wind is really blowing.

I put a pot of chili on the stove. Matt will be home from the Residence after his shift, but will then have to go in to the Superstore tonight. The chili will warm his tummy and it's ready for him to eat whenever he arrives. The roads are bad, so he'll get home late and then have to leave early for his next job.

Cookies are next... I've been experimenting with flourless recipes and have found a few good ones. This one will be almond cookies.

Ted says he's not blowing out the driveway because it's warming up well above freezing and bringing some rain with the heat wave. :) That's ok. There isn't enough snow (maybe 6" or so) for us to worry about.

Uschi and Sharon, I saw the weather map on this morning's news and knew that you were going to get a lot of the white stuff. It IS a good day to stay in.

Bill, Ted's only had to use the snowblower once this year. I think that if it snows much more, he may need to do one of our driveways... (we have a long circular drive)

:wave: Everyone...

02-08-2013, 01:15 PM
:grouphug: Anne and Hap :grouphug: Hope things go well with you. I'm much better today, it wasn't full blown sciatica this time, just a back muscle strain.

How did Matt's day go Char?

Take care on the drive home Darla.

We look forward to meeting you both again Geoff.

It's a plastic palette with a lid Bill, I'll take a photo.


Scene Chaser
02-08-2013, 01:47 PM
Char, I cleaned my 200 foot drive. I know it may melt this weekend but if I didn't and it freezes over after melting, I'd be driving on ice.
Matt sure has a great work ethic. One can only learn that from a parent.


02-08-2013, 02:01 PM
I think the falling snow has lessened a bit, har to tell because the wind is blowing existing snow off the roofs.

So far, I would say we have had 14 to 15".

As an afterthought I am glad I didn't go to table tennis because what I realized afterwards is that once the plow comes and throws all that snow into my driveway I wouldn't be able to get in.

I have made creamed red pepper soup and had a chicken and guacamole sandwich for lunch, concentrating on healthy fat:) Added a bit of mustart to one part of the guacamole and greek yogourt to another - both delicious!

Hap, why is Anne still on medication?? Is it as a precaution??

Char, cookies with mostly ground almonds are very healthy since almonds are colesteral fighters. Much of Austrian baking is done with lots of ground almonds. They must have known things a hundred years ago that we are just finding out. What does Matt think of his new job, was this his first day?????

Bill, I KNEW it was one toy or another:evil: :lol:

O.K. Seat covers need to come out of the dryer.

:wave: Uschi

02-08-2013, 02:17 PM
I managed to work from home today (I love telecommuting) as the snow and wind are just incredible out here. I went out earlier to carve a path from the door to the street and I was cutting through nearly 2 feet of snow!!!:eek:

I topped up my bird feeders last night and cleaned/filled the heated bird bath. Even been tossing lots of black oil sunflower seeds on top of the snow for them. Lots of songbirds in the yard today, mostly yellow finches and juncos. Its seems very early for the finches in my area.... perhaps they over winter? Never seen them before in the winter though.....

Hope everyone in the storms path is fairing well and keeping warm. It is a wicked one out there!

02-08-2013, 02:21 PM
Hi to all

Char, you know how to feed your men!

Bill, do you have a machine to clear your drive?

Doug, good to hear you are doing better, how was the car?

Speak later


02-08-2013, 02:47 PM
Hi Madeline two feet! :eek:

The car is great Henry, same model as I had before but with more bells and whistles. I have now done around 70 miles.

Watching Danny Gregory videos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdQV8tSN64E) at the moment, he's my hero, a wonderful sketcher and film maker.


02-08-2013, 03:16 PM
Doug, super Draughtsman, do you know what kind of pen he uses?


02-08-2013, 03:29 PM
Yes, I like his work too, Doug, very entertaining!

200ft Bill, wow, I know what that's like, ours when we were in the country was 345, but the middle was exposed and the snow mostly blew off it.

That's a relief, Darla, does that mean you all get tamiflu?

Char, there's almond cookies on my club website, I sent you a PM.

Yes, Uschi, almonds figure large on my menus right now. Sounds like you had a productive day inside :)

Gosh, Madeline, you beat us by a foot! Still coming down though.

Hi Hap, nice to 'see' you!

I'm not likely to get out on the trail today, started to feel really under the weather, headache and a great desire to crawl back into bed, so I did. Better, but still wonky, maybe I can get out for photos tomorrow, if the snow is still here. You never know these days!

I've been enjoying watching the kids clearing the ice rink in the park, and having fun skating...great to see them out doing physical activity instead of glued to their electronics. Pretty soon I'll be able to hear them going down the hill behind my building on their sleds.

02-08-2013, 03:35 PM
Its still snowing hard here. James has already gone out twice to find the driveway and its buried deep again. They even closed the school at lunch time. Rebecca had to walk to school and back as there was no way we could get the car out (the snow ploughs are too busy keeping the main roads open to bother about the small side roads) Still, its GREAT painting weather :) I've drawn out and stretched two more Ted's, one small and one big and i'm just beginning the underpinning on the big one.

(((hugs to anyone who needs one))) stay safe in the snow if you have it.


02-08-2013, 03:38 PM
Doug, super Draughtsman, do you know what kind of pen he uses?

Danny uses various pens, from dip pens to a fountain pen such as a Lamy with Noodler's or similar waterproof ink.

Makes you want to sketch more.


02-08-2013, 03:44 PM
Thank Doug, must buy one


02-08-2013, 04:23 PM
Darla, So glad it is not Meningitis , hope the baby's fever is taken down Pronto . Not good to have such high fever for babies .
We are in whiteout now ,with many inches of it and much more to come tonight and tomorrow as it races toward Mass . We are alone for the week -end but think we will be okay . Hope there is not much wind . No cars , no trains ,planes and robocalls all day. A standstill
It sure is Beautiful .I love snow , but not so much of it ! Take care everyone .
Glad Gail is better too.
June:evil: :) :wave:

02-08-2013, 09:47 PM
Uschi, it's just part of her Cancer treatment regimen. First was surgery, second was Chemotherapy, then Radiation therapy, and now we are on the "hormone" therapy...which is scheduled to continue for about 5 years!:eek: The trouble has been finding a good combination of medicines that do all that's required without serious side effects..which Anne is still experiencing. Not an easy process but one we must go through.