Wednesday, March 15, 2017


The storm came roaring through here Monday night and when I woke up on Tuesday there was a lot of snow on the ground.  It snowed constantly for hours.  Then the sleet and freezing rain began.

It lasted until early afternoon before it stopped.

And then it was done.  The storm had closed businesses and stopped the buses from running.  But in the end the 16 inches we were expecting turned out to be 6 inches.  I am very thankful.

A young man came to our door and asked if we wanted our sidewalk cleaned.  Joe said yes and the neighbor each side also because they had both just gotten out of the hospital.  He charged us a very reasonable price and cleaned our car off for free.  Joe told him any time it snowed to just come over here.  Now I have to get some money out of bank when I go to the doctor tomorrow because I gave him all the cash I had.

Around dinner time one of the neighbors had gotten stuck in the street and had almost gotten sideswiped by someone trying to go around her.  So Joe got out there and shoveled her out.  He has such a servant's heart and couldn't see this young lady just sitting there spinning her wheels.  I didn't want him to do it because I didn't want him to get hurt, but I also thought how I would feel if I were in this girl's place.  I know how thankful she is for the help.

Joe decided to give me a break and get pizza for dinner.  After all it WAS Pi Day (3.14).  It was a nice break.

I am so glad to be going to the doctor's this afternoon.  I don't know what I did to my right knee but I am in a lot of pain and can hardly walk or drive.  Hopefully she can give me some insight on what to do besides a knee brace and pain killers.

I got a little bit of cleaning done, but just keeping up with laundry and dishes on this bad leg is taking up a lot of my time.  Going up and down stairs to the basement is not a good thing.  Neither is standing at the sink.  Joe wants to help me, but with his hands he can't.  Oh, we're a good team.

Here's what the street looks like tonight.  I took it through the front door and you can mostly see the screen, but I hope you can get an idea of how deep the snow is.  Not that bad.  According to the news my sister got about 24 inches so I'll take the 6 inches we got.

MARCH @ 6 P.M.
Here's your picture for today.  I turned on my Kindle to see what time it was and Joe said, "Getting ready to take your 6 p.m. picture?  I read your blog."  Ha!

Even at 6:00 it was still cloudy and you can see some of the snow on the bushes.

A busy day today so I'm going to get off of here.  Hope you all have a good day.


 Yesterday's weather
Sunrise:  7:13 a.m.
Sunset:  7:06 p.m.
11 hours and 53 minutes of daylight
Temperatures:  35*F/24*F 


  1. I am thankful we didn't get the predicted amount of snow. Russ cleared our walk as well as 2 neighbor's. I was glad to have him home (work was closed)! I'm sorry to hear about your pain. I hope the doctor can help you & I'll be praying for you to get relief. Stay warm!

  2. Kathy, So glad that joe helped the young lady...glad he didn't get hurt too. It's nice to know kids still shovel walks. :):)Blessings to you and Joe, xoxo, Susie

  3. Unbelievable! So much snow this time of the year. Plus, your first snowfall!
    We all need neighbors like you and Joe! What a blessing you two are!

  4. The snowfall is just crazy, but a friend up in Wisconsin mentioned a blizzard in May a few years ago. Yikes!! So glad I live in Florida.

  5. We are so happy that you didn't get the snow amounts that were predicted. Joe doesn't need to shovel out anymore cars. We only got a skiff of snow as it came through here and it is still snowing and blustery tonight. Stay warm!

  6. I'm thankful someone cleared off sidewalks and car for you. Good that you didn't get as much snow as predicted. Hope your trip to dr tomorrow goes well and a safe drive there and back. We are still having rain. The streams, ditches and creeks are full again. We are looking forward to dryer weather. The tulip season is upon us but will have to deal with the mud out there too when we go. It's ok, it's a farm! Happy days ahead of you and thanks to Joe for helping a lady in need in the street. God bless!

  7. That is a happy graphic. I am glad that you were spared some of the snow. It is fascinating to me how we are helped when we most need it. How thoughtful of your husband to look out for the neighbors and to help the woman stuck in the street. What did the doc say about your knee? One thing that helps me when my knee decides to act up is to remember to "toe in" when climbing stairs or rising from a chair. Try it! It works for me.


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