This will soon be the scene here. Except I don't have evergreen trees. Or live in the woods with no other houses around. I do live by a creek. Does that count?
We are holding our breath here on the east coast as a major snow storm is headed our way. Here in Philadelphia we are predicted to have 12 to 16 inches. We don't have snow all winter and here it is heading for Spring next week and we are having major snow. Not just a few flakes like last week that lasted only a day. No, this will be around for awhile.
This snow never even covered the sidewalks.
I feel sorry for the feral cats that I feed. Joe put some food out for them tonight and I hope they find it before the snow begins. To top it off I just found out that one of our neighbors hates cats and has been poisoning them. He even admitted it and laughed. Several of us are reporting him to the SPCA and hope he is fined or jailed. Poor things.
Joe's doctor appointment for tomorrow has been moved to Thursday. I am expecting to be able to get around much more easily by then. There will be time for the city to plow the streets. My doctor's appointment is on Wednesday. I'm hoping to be able to get out by then.
I'll be taking pictures of the storm tomorrow so hopefully will have a few to show to you.
Last night I put all the dinner dishes in the dishwasher, loaded up the detergent, turned it on and went into the living room. In a few minutes there was the smell of something burning. We had the fireplace heater on and thought it was that. So we turned it off. We could still smell the burning and it was getting worse. I went out to the kitchen to see if it was one of the neighbors and the smell was really bad. The dishwasher was making a strange sound too. I opened the door and black smoke came out. I quickly turned it off and shut the door. In a few minutes the smell was gone. I ended up washing the dishes by hand. I can wash only a few at a time because of my legs and back, but I am almost caught up.
Today Joe and I took a visit to Home Depot. We had looked online at different places and found one we wanted that we could afford at Home Depot. But we wanted to see it in person. It turns out that though we liked it, we found one we liked even better. It has options we think will work for us. So we bought it. Because this week is so busy for me, it is being delivered on Saturday. Now I have to pick everything up and clean the kitchen before the weekend. It's one way to get the house clean.
YOUTUBE VIDEO: On a different note, Joe and I finished another youtube series. This was "The Victorian Farm" made in 2009 and set in 1880. The things Joe and I are learning from these historic farm series! It's amazing. If you like history, I highly recommend them to you.
We also watched a video called "Inside the Body of Henry VIII" which was wonderfully informative. Of course there is no body to do an autopsy on, but a group of historians and physicians take documents from the time and analyze them to come to conclusions as to what happened. Fascinating.
MARCH AT 6 P.M. I am starting something new since the time change. I am taking a picture out of the kitchen window of the sky each evening at 6 p.m. It will be interesting to see how the sky changes. I waited until the time change to start this series. Hope you like it.
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So that's it for today. Hope you are all warm and safe.
Sunrise: 7:15 a.m.
Sunset: 7:05 p.m.
11 hours and 50 minutes of daylight