|Dunluce Castle, Ireland|
Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's almost over now. Thought I'd take a minute to catch everyone up. This picture was taken on Wednesday. There was ice on the flowers. I thought it looked kind of pretty. The ice is all gone today. That's good news.
The sidewalk is clear, but the car is snowed in. Prayer Meeting ended up being cancelled. We weren't going anywhere.
However, we had to get out on Thursday. We got into the car and tried and tried to move it. I got out and shoveled some around the tires. Joe threw down rock salt. No luck. Joe had an Elder Meeting to go to and one of the elders came over and picked him up.
But that wasn't all. He had an appointment with an orthopedist at Pennsylvania Hospital. It was important he show up. When I knew it was almost time for Joe to be home I tried to move the car again. No luck. So I called for a cab.
I have not ridden in a cab in over 20 years. It was way different than I remembered. It was really interesting. The cab driver and Joe started talking. He was from Nigeria and is working on his Masters Degree from Drexel. He is an engineer. And he was also a Christian. So we had a great conversation on the way down.
Joe had a good appointment. His right hand is just about healed except he now has arthritis in that thumb. The pinky on his right hand that was dislocated is back in place but he needs physical therapy to gain the use back. That starts next week.
When we got out of his appointment, Joe called for a cab to take us home. We didn't have to wait long at all for someone to show up. He ended up taking us along I-95 and I ended up taking pictures. You can do that when you aren't driving.
|Here is the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.|
|And a close up of it.|
|I never grow tired of looking at the Delaware River. That's New Jersey in the background with the tall buildings.|
|Joe took this picture for me. Philly has lots of murals and this is one of my favorites. When I first saw it many years ago, I thought it was a real flag hanging there. It was painted right after 9/11.|
|And here's Joe enjoying his ride.|
When we got home the young man who lives a couple of houses from us and his mom were coming home. Joe asked if he could dig out our car and we'd pay him. But he wouldn't take any money. Joe gave him our shovel to use since it is good for ice and he dug his mom and dad's spot out so that they could park there and then dug out our car.
So today I was able to get to the drugstore and get my medicine. Then Joe and I went to Shop Rite and got a few things that we needed. It wasn't much because we had done our major shopping for the month a couple of weeks ago.
Here's what our street looked like when we got home. It's really melting. I'm glad.
It seems strange to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and not be at work. We always were anxious to see what each other was wearing and took pictures together. Oh well. What I was wearing was the Irish shirt I bought in Tennessee last year.
I made ham, potatoes and green beans for our "Irish" dinner. It was good!
While we were at Shop Rite Joe found some Irish Soda bread. We both love it and it was perfect with dinner.
And what is St. Patrick's Day without Irish Potatoes? Yum! Too bad you can only get them once a year. We are each eating only one a day to make them last.
Joe's wearing his "Lucky Shirt" that he bought in Tennessee. We want to go visit again.
MARCH @ 6 P.M.
What a difference a day makes. It's nice to see the sun again.
Sunrise: 7:08 a.m.
Sunset: 7:09 p.m.
12 hours and 1 minute of daylight