Saturday, March 7, 2015


...but Kathy got another snow day.  On Thursday morning it started to snow.  It was light at first.  Just a dusting at 7:00 a.m.

But it got heavier...  Here it is at 8:30 a.m.

 It doesn't look bad, but the forecast was terrible.  Already the schools were closed and a lot of businesses were either closed or had later start times.  I kept waiting for the city to close, but we got an email saying not only was the city open, but we should get there on time.

I had a doctor's appointment and was going to be going in late, but the doctor's office called and rescheduled it.  Yes, it was getting that bad.  Everything was ice.  Here it is 9:21 a.m.

So I called Diane, since I pick her up each morning, and told her to meet me on the corner to go to work.  It was really coming down by now.  And getting icy.

I cleaned off the car and left early to get there in time.  I knew I couldn't drive fast.  I picked up a very snowy Diane and we got to work just two minutes late.  We were the only Library Assistants there but Diane B. came in just a few minutes after we opened.  I figured it would be a very slow day and with three of us it would be an easy time.  I also thought there was no way they would keep us open until 8 p.m.  We expected to go home somewhere around 3 p.m.

Were we ever surprised when 15 minutes after we opened at noon we were told to close up at 1 p.m. and go home.  What a waste to go in for an hour!  At least we got paid for the day.

It was tough going getting home.  It had gotten really icy and I slid a few times.  Especially when I was stopping at a corner.  I was so glad the doctor had cancelled the appointment.  I just wanted to go home.

This is Friday morning.  The sun was shining and I was so happy to see it.  

The car wasn't too bad because it had been cleaned off twice.

Work was still quiet.  That was good.  I got a lot done and the day just flew by.  Although it only got up to 29*F., the sun melted a lot of the snow and when I got home from work the sidewalk was all clear.

Yesterday was supposed to be the last cold day.  For awhile anyway.  We are supposed to be in the 40s and 50s for the foreseable future.  It's a heat wave!  Maybe this really was winter's last hurrah.

Because I took Wednesday off from work to take Joe to his appointments, I have to work today.  I don't mind though.  If it is clear, I might even try to go to the farm at lunch time.

Besides taking Joe to the doctor and dentist on Wednesday, I also went food shopping.  While I was there I bought some flowers.  I just needed some spring in my life.  Aren't they pretty?

And on that note I'm going to end and get some stuff done before I go to work.  I'm glad I woke up 2 hours early.  We are having a repairman come today to fix our phone line.  We've been without a phone for two days now.  We think the jack is broken.  It's always something.  So I want to clear out the area he needs to work in before I leave.  Take care everyone.  Hopefully I will be showing you green grass and flowers soon.
Friday's weather:
High:  27 degrees
Low:  8 degrees
Sunrise:  6:26 a.m.
Sunset:  5:58 p.m.
11 hours and 31 minutes of daylight


  1. That snow was really something! I shoveled once but a few hours later it was back. I agree it was a waste to go in for an hour but...I like the deal of working 1 hour get paid for the day.The concept of 40 -50 degree weather sounds so good. I'm looking forward to it.
    Take care & be safe!

  2. Well, I am glad they let you go home early...had they been smarter you wouldn't have had to go in at all.
    Too bad you had to work today but at least you will get your time made up and get paid for it...and not have to use a vacation day or something.
    Looking forward to some good warm weather here sick of winter. xo Diana

  3. Hi Kathy, I know you are so done with snow , aren't you? We've had sunshine all day. It's warmer than the past two days but not much. It's predicted to be so nice this coming week. I hope it is for you and Joe too. I love your bouquet of flowers. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  4. What a time you had! I would have been terrified to have to drive on those streets---in all those years of living Way Down South, I just never learned, and certainly wouldn't like to try on the Interstate, which connects our whole city.

    Glad you got to go home--stay warm and well, and enjoy the sunshine. SHIRTSLEEVES trip to lunch and Lowe's yesterday!!


  5. I don't like driving in snow. It scares me.
    Glad you brought home some Spring, in the way of flowers.


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