Monday, March 13, 2017

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM


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.

Sunday, March 12

Monday, March 13
You can see the storm clouds already moving in.

So that's it for today.  Hope you are all warm and safe.

Kathy



Sunrise:  7:15 a.m.
Sunset:  7:05 p.m.
11 hours and 50 minutes of daylight
Cloudy
Temperature:  42*/22*

20 comments:

  1. I've been hearing all about the snow event up the Atlantic Seaboard! Stay in and stay warm!!!

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    1. Doing my best. I've already cancelled Bible Study for tomorrow. It's been snowing 2 hours and we have about 4 inches.

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  2. Love the Peanuts at the end! We truly are very blessed. Like your idea of the sky at 6. You certainly caught the storm clouds!
    Stay tucked in!

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    1. Even more clouds today. Hope I get a pretty sunset sometime.

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  3. Hope this snow event isn't as bad as it's being forecasted, Kathy. Sorry to read about your DW failing. One of the benefits about apt living now is that we would not have to shop & replace if the one here broke down 😊 I liked the kitchen window view and the Charlie Brown images and saying.

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    1. I wouldn't want someone else to pick out my appliances. That was something I insisted on when we redid the kitchen. I had to have the choice of my appliances.

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  4. Snowing and sleeting here....it's an all (as in everyone, 8 of us!) at home day, should be interesting :)
    Stay safe and warm! Glad you don't need to go out.

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    1. I am going no where. Have to venture out tomorrow though.

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  5. Did you get the big snowfall? Sunday morning there was snow and by midday the sun was shining and forsythia in bloom and beautiful. More snow predicted for tonight. I'm catching up on with my favorite blogs this morning but have not been writing myself. Hope you and Joe are ok. Hugs, Jenny

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    1. We were predicted a big snow but got only 5 inches. Lots of sleet though. We have snow predicted tonight also.

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  6. Kathy, I was sad to have snow and cold again here at springtime. ...but as your Charlie Brown picture says..be positive. I can't complain really here in Indiana when I see what all the east is going thru. I ask that you be safe when going out..tell Joe too...scoot your feet when footing isn't safe. I will be thinking of you. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. I am going no where. There is no reason to leave the house today.

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  7. ???????Snow???????
    Hang in there!
    Oh, and I like this new series of pictures you will be taking.
    Enjoy your new dishwasher!

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    1. Yeah, I wasn't expecting and did not want snow. My pastor's wife will be happy. She loves the stuff.

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  8. Snow seems to be the theme today. So glad that you found the source of the trouble before it got worse...can you imagine if you had turned the dishwasher on and left as so many do? Yikes! Love that you have high motivation to get the kitchen sparkling. I need that motivation myself. The snow doesn't seem to be doing it. ❄️😙

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    1. Oh I said that too. I will never go out and have the dishwasher running. It could have been a disaster.

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  9. A friend of mine does a picture at the same time every day from their balcony. She puts into a video that is similar to time-lapse and it is quite interesting to watch the seasons change that way. A fun project!! That makes me really angry that your neighbor is poisoning the feral cats. I hope he at least gets a fine. You can buy inexpensive foam coolers, turn them upside down (lid on the bottom), cut out a "door" and put them out for feral cats in the winter. Their body heat keeps them warm enough inside the insulation. Just a thought. You know I'm one of those crazy cat ladies. Glad you got a new dishwasher!!

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    1. That's interesting about the video. I wonder if I could do something like that. I can't put anything in the yard because that place is like a wind tunnel. Our trash buckets are always blown down and trash scattered. Our lawn furniture is blown about. I'm trying to figure out a solution to that.

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  10. We are buried up here in Southern Ontario!
    Just home from Florida, and the storm started! Geesh!
    Stay warm...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. What a welcome home for you! Hope you stay safe and warm.

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