Building things, fixing stuff, wrenching on cars . . . . . and some other stuff too.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
If we only had some Global Warming
This is the scene that greeted us when we opened the blinds this morning.
That is what they call a blizzard. Sustained winds over 35 MPH for more than three hours and white out conditions.
Things were desperate enough that the Snowbirds were feeding from the feeder.
and fighting each other for the few seeds available in the box.
Twelve hours in to a predicted 30 hour storm our neighbor Ralph was out trying to put a dent in the accumulation.
So I figured I better go out and get to it as well
One eyed snow blowing gets a bit tricky
Eventually I got the driveway partially cleared and tackled the back side of the house
And the patio, between 18 to 20 inches accumulation from twelve hours of blizzard.
Gave the birds some seed but it was gone in no time flat
And they were all back to scrounging the droppings from the feeder at the kitchen window
A dove pecking at the snow
And the Snowbird back on the feeder.
Four hours later it's like I never did anything.
Driveway is socked in again
Drifts piling up between the house and garage.
Hope I can start the snow-blower in the morning. It quit on me rather suddenly this afternoon I suspect wet ignition.
Frost on the front foyer door
Same one with the flash this time
Now if we could just have some of that dang global warming they keep trying to blame me for.
So I guess we will have to make due with, pork ribs with onions, carrots, little tomatoes, and potatoes dressed with salt, pepper, olive oil and tarragon for 45 minutes in an oven at 500 deg F.
Two to four more Nor-Easters forecast for the next two weeks. First one will be this Friday with over a foot of snow expected.