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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Starting To Clear The Snow

Today was a nice day to get out and walk and work on cleaning up after the snow storm. I measured 9 inches of snow in the backyard today. I figured there was 9 to 12 inches in the yard depending where you measured. On the local news said the main part of town got almost 16 inches of snow.

It was cold and windy but I was still able to do the work I needed to do outside. I decided with the amount of snow and the condition of the road not to go out anywhere again today. My mom's boss was not happy mom called out of work again but risking our lives and at the least damage to my car for the minimum wage he pays her is not worth it. I get paid twice as much at my job and I would have called off of work if I did have off already. Besides he could do what the old manage would do and come pick mom and take her to work. Even if I took her to work, he most likely would not show appreciation.

I hope to get out tomorrow. I feel, I will be able to get out to the main road but, I worry about being able to make it back up to the house. I will have some cat liter in the car if I need it.

The driveway before I got around to clearing the snow off it.

Rayna and I walked down to the main road around 2 PM.

One of my neighbors got his tractor out and scraped the lower part of the neighborhood. Hope the state will be able to scrap and salt the neighborhood Sunday.

The main was was still white when I checked it at 2 PM. I saw two DOT trucks go by as I was down checking the main road.

The kids in the neighborhood made good use of the snow and the hills.

While I worked on clearing the driveway, my mom cleaned off the car.

I managed to get the driveway cleared so I hopefully get out tomorrow to take mom to work. I shoveled a little and then I would go back inside to rest and warm back up. I got the driveway done in three stages. I threw some ice melt down on the sidewalk and driveway.

Here is the road at the end of the day. Only four-wheel drive was going in and out in my neighborhood. One truck slide into the ditch on the road behind my house. He was able to get back out without assistance.

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Big Snow Of January 2016

Hi everyone one. I had today off from work due to the snow storm that is still dumping snow outside. I am glad that it has been more snow then ice. Yesterday, the weather forecast was different every time and on every different source I looked at. I have been working some overtime at work due to the upcoming switch over to a new computer system at work. When I am at home I have not had the energy to do much but sleep. When I do feel like doing things, I need to work on different projects around the house which I seem to be way behind on. So that is the reason for the lack of post lately.

I wanted to take a little time to share some pictures of the snow here. The measured the snow around one in the afternoon today and I had 9 inches (22 cm) out in the front yard. It is still snowing and is supposed to continue throughout tight into Saturday morning. They are calling for a total snow fall where I live between 12 inches (30cm) to 16 inches (40 cm).

The front yard.

The patio

The fire pit is almost covered up.

The swing, I guess I am not going to be swinging.

Rayna having some fun playing in the snow.

I hope I can get out by Monday so I can get back to work. The mailman did not deliver the mail at the house today. The road crew does a good job with keeping the highways and main roads open. once the snow stops they get the secondary and other roads cleared quickly but this is a lot more snow then we normally get. I will work on clearing the driveway and walkways here at the house tomorrow. Maybe get out in the afternoon after some of my neighbors with 4 wheel drive make the roads drive-able for we. I more worried if I get out about getting back up the the house. I have some cat liter to help get traction for the hill at the entrance of my neighborhood.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Starting The Year Trying To Catch Up

I have started 2016 out trying to catch up on the house work and work on my online store. In December, I worked a lot of overtime at work. I was planning to use my time off on my Christmas break to get caught up on the house cleaning I need to do. That did not happen since I got sick the day after Christmas and got nothing done around the house.

This weekend, I and glad to say I managed to make good process on the house work. I got all the Christmas decorations down. I still need to storage them up I am working on organization the garage. Part of organizing the garage is sorting and consolidating the bubble wrap I use for my online store. I got it about three-quarters the way done and the bubble wrap looks like it will take less then half the room it was taking up before I started. I even found some boxes that I use for my online store. I am off to a good start on the garage. I priced some shelves to put in the garage to help organize it. I am glad that the shelves where less expensive that I was thinking they would be. I hope to start getting the shelves later this month.

Today I got around to setting up a new log for my online store. I need to go through the books I got listed on eBay and my room for the books I have listed but do not have on the shelves where I keep my listed books. Once I get that done I need to vacuum my office and my bedroom.

I need to shredded some paper for my compost pile and the recycling. I need to found I screen to use to sift the part of the compost pile that is already dirt and the part that til need to turn into dirt.

I have a lot of projects to do around the house. I need to do a better job on working on the different projects.