Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Last weekend, I traveled down to Lenoir, North Carolina to see my aunt and uncle. I decided to checkout the downtown area a little bit. Most of the stores where already closed. It was only 4:30 on a Saturday. While it was not a total waste because I got to see some great art along the streets. Here are some of the works of art you can see in downtown Lenoir.
This is "Across the Grain" by Thomas H. Sayre. This big piece of art is a block away from Main Street in a little park area.
These are just a few pieces of artwork you can see in downtown Lenoir. Take a trip and check the art out. I recommend getting there way before 5 in the afternoon so you can check out some of the stores too. Just looking at the art does make for an enjoyable walk in itself.
This was a interesting week. We received 8 to 12 inches of snow here is Hendersonville, North Carolina. I believe I felt the earthquake that happen in South Carolina. I also got sick twice and my cell phone messed up again.>/p>
I am always amazed how people run to the store at the hearing of snow and buy milk and bread. I just do my regular shopping. I stopped at Wal-mart to get a few things, my mom and I needed. The milk case and the bread aisle were bare.
Wednesday and Tuesday Nights, I took Rayna and stayed at my mom's house. They cancelled my shift Wednesday night due to the snow storm coming in and the amount of snow they were calling for. I got sick a little Wednesday night. Mostly with a bad headache. Mom and I enjoyed our evening of watching television and spending time together. We stepped outside to watch the snow come down. Most of the snow came down in the early morning hours of Thursday. Mom called her work Thursday morning and was told to stay home. My work said to come in as safe would allow. I tried to head out but the secondary road that my mom's apartment is off from was still snowy and icy. I was sliding as I traveled down the road, so I turned around and went back to mom's house. The road crews did a great job with the amount of snow we got. The roads were clear enough Friday to get out and take care of things. I took Rayna back house and shipped the books I sold during the snow storm before heading to work.
It was good to get back to work on Friday night. Work was busy but went smoothly. We are a couple days behind on orders but are working overtime to catch up. While at work, I believe I felt the Magnitude 4.1 earthquake that epicenter was just outside of Edgefield, South Carolina. I just felt little shake form the quake.
I was getting ready for wok Saturday Afternoon when I got sick again. I was heading over to mom's house when I started throwing up all over myself in my car. I could not stop or pull over since there was a car right behind me. I called off work after I got cleaned up and threw up some more. I hate getting sick. I think it was something I eat that cause me to get sick both times this week.
While it has been awhile since I had a major problem with my cell phone but my smartphone crashed Thursday night. I started getting messages that this and that app and program is not working. I turn the off and back on, did soft reset and still got the messages. Friday, I took the phone to the cell phone store an they did a hard reset and that did not work. While they are sending me a replacement phone. I should get it Monday. The worst part about my phone not working is Jo Anne and I our not able to talk as much. I cannot wait to get the replacement phone.
This was a interesting and active week. The coming week is suppose to by warm. I hope things get back to normal. Here are some more pictures of the snow.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
This year has been the most snow storms I have seen in many years here around Hendersonville, North Carolina. This winter is looking like the winter from when I was young. This Wednesday and Thursday morning, we received 8 to 12 inches of snow. It looks great outside. The draw back is the snow makes it hard to travel. The warehouse canceled my shift last night and I decided to stay at mom's house again tonight and not go into work tonight even though the warehouse is open tonight. Some of the road I have to travel on still have lots of snow and ice on them. The road crews have been doing a great job with the roads and getting them cleaned. It helped that most people stayed off the roads Wednesday and Wednesday night so the road crews could do their job.
I normally, have no problems driving in the snow but this storm has dump more then I feel comfortable driving in. I plan to return to work tomorrow. I am sure the roads will be clear enough tomorrow to travel around and take care of things. I am sure I will be working a lot of overtime once I get back to work. We were a day behind on orders for before this storm due to the storm last week. I am sure many of my coworkers are not going to show up for work tonight because many of them are more nervous driving in the snow then I am. I believe at this time it is best to stay safe at mom's house.
It will be interesting to see how much more snow we get this winter. I do not stop looking for snow until March is over. In fact, some of the biggest snows I have seen around here have been in March. This winter, the Farmer's Almanac and the wooly worms were right about a hard winter. All the wooly worms I saw back in the fall were solid black.
I hope to post some pictures of the snow this weekend. I also have pictures of my trip down to my aunt and uncle's house last weekend to share too.